"AMD plans to launch three six-core desktop processors (Thuban) under its new Phenom II X6 1000T series in May 2010, while Intel plans to launch its six-core desktop processors (Gulftown) beginning at the end of March, according to sources from motherboard makers.
Three processors from AMD, the Phenom II X6 1075T, 1055T and 1035T, will each adopt a 45nm process. AMD will also launch the quad-core Phenom II X4 960T alongside the six-core models, the sources noted.
AMD will launch compatible 890FX (RD890) and 890GX(RS880D) chipsets that pair with its SB850 southbridge, a month prior to introducing the CPUs, the sources added.
Intel's six-core desktop offering will kick off with the Core i7-980X, which is expected to be priced more than US$1,000, the sources said.
Both AMD and Intel declined the opportunity to respond to this report saying they do not comment on unannounced products."