Intel has already launched its Gulftown six-core central processing unit, which is essentially the first such CPU to make an appearance on the consumer market. Of course, six-core chips aren’t exactly a new concept, but they were not introduced sooner because they were not needed. Now, with applications starting to take more and more advantage of multiple cores, AMD is also gearing up to release its own hexacore chip, codenamed Thuban. This chip’s specs, however, seem to have remained a mystery. Until recently, that is. It looks like Gigabyte slipped and listed the processors on their CPU Support List for the GA-MA770T-UD3 motherboard with BIOS update F3A that just came out on 3/9/2010.
Hexus reports that a leaked Gigabyte CPU support list has some info on the upcoming Thuban CPU, which will supposedly debut in at least two versions, namely the 1055T and the 1035T. These chips will likely be the slower of the set, the former being clocked at 2.8GHz and the latter at 2.6Ghz. Obviously, these speeds are quite inferior to those of the Intel Core i7-980X, which runs at 3.33Ghz, but Advanced Micro Devices is expected to also release such speedy units, like the 1075T that should achieve at least 3Ghz.