"Performance seems improved from the current Phenom, and the addition
of the extra L3 cache is likely a good thing. We know that AMD's 45 nm
design works, which is something we were not necessarily quite sure about up
until this point. We also know that there is some more headroom in terms of
clockspeed, with the sample hitting 2.8 GHz at 1.224 volts and 3.4 GHz at
1.588 volts. The information on the lid of the CPUs indicate that they were
fabbed in the 16th and 21st weeks of this year."