According to Turkish technology news site Donanim Haber, AMD plans to move its entire Phenom II X6 CPU line to end of life stage by Q4 2011. The company says the plan to retire the chips is to make room for their new FX series of processors that are based on the Bulldozer architecture.
The first processors that are slated to be retired are the Phenom II X6 1045T, 1055T and 1065T. These chips can be ordered until Q3 2011.
Bulldozer, the architecture that will be powering processors replacing the Phenom II X6 line, was supposed to launch in the middle of 2011 but has since been delayed until the fall.
Though AMD is retiring the processors, the company will still honor any warranty claims in accordance with its warranty terms and conditions.
When asked for a statement, AMD refused to comment stating that they “do not comment on rumors or speculation”.