According to DailyTech blogger, Kristopher Kubicki, AMD will be simplifying its nomenclature for upcoming 45W CPUs.
Tired of writing a book to describe a CPU? So is AMD
If typing "AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 89W 1MB L2 Brisbane" feels like a chore, don't fret as you'll only have to put up with it a little bit longer. AMD's newest roadmap reveals the company has plans to change the naming schedule of its upcoming processors.
The first of these processors to get the new nomenclature are the low-power, dual-core Brisbane CPUs. These processors, clocked in the 1.9 GHz to 2.3 GHz range, will feature a 45W thermal envelope. AMD guidance claims these chips will get a simpler designation than "Athlon 64 X2 4000+ 45W 1MB L2 Brisbane."
Each of these new processors will be named as follows:
AMD BE-2400: 45W Brisbane, 2.3 GHz
AMD BE-2350: 45W Brisbane, 2.1 GHz
AMD BE-2300: 45W Brisbane, 1.9 GHz
Low-end, single-core Sempron cores will also get this designation, as follows:
LE-1300: 45W Sparta, 2.3 GHz
LE-1250: 45W Sparta, 2.2 GHz
LE-1200: 45W Sparta, 2.1 GHz
LE-1150: 45W Sparta, 2.0 GHz
LE-1100: 45W Sparta, 1.9 GHz
Upcoming K10-based Agena, Kuma, Rana will likely receive similar name changes, though AMD has not revealed these names yet.
Dual-core Agena processors will be labeled as Phenom X2; quad-core Agena as Phenom X4. The halo products, Agena FX and its family, will receive the brand name Phenom FX.
Phenom is pronounced as an abbreviated version of the word "phenomenal." AMD's guidance states that the company will promote its Phenom X4 and X2 processors under the premise that Phenom allows its users to "experience the Phenomenal."
The company will still retain its Athlon and Sempron brand names -- Athlon on its mid-range products and Sempron on up the low-end.