AMD's Zosma core spotted in Japan

AMD’s first processor to sport its “Zosma” core, has gone on sale in the Land of the Rising Sun.

The Phenom II 960T, was introduced in the third quarter of 2010, a few months after the launch of 6-core Phenom IIs.

However it was only launched as an OEM model and it was jolly hard to find one anywhere.

But the 960T had a few things that many would find desirable. Firstly it had Turbo Core technology, that could push the frequency from 3GHz to 3.4GHz, when not all cores were flat out.

But perhaps more interesting was the “Zosma” core which was a variation of hexa-core “Thuban” design with two CPU cores disabled. Most of the time the disabled cores could be unlocked turning the X4 960T into X6 processor which ran like the Phenom II 1075T.

Now has published snaps and prices of boxed version of Phenom II 960T, that went for sale this week in Japan.

According to,  prices for the 960T range from $140 – $148. The Japanese Amazon website has a boxed 960T for $161.

AMD does not seem to have tried releasing the chips in North America or Europe yet.