This has been in the news for a while. I don't understand why they needed to increase the Vcore so much. Someone at XS got one, dropped the Vcore to the 955's level and it consumes only 8W more and would easily fit under the 125W TDP. What I'm really interested in is the Propus X4s which are due soon. They are basically PII dies with no L3 cache and more L2 cache. They are apparently very small, only ~100mm2, so they should produce very little heat and overclock like crazy.
And BTW, did anyone hear about the AMD Phenom II TWKR a few weeks back? I didn't post a thread as I doubted many people would be interested. It would really only appeal to pro overclockers.
There were only around 100 ever made, and they were awarded to the best overclockers in the world. Apparently as a gift from AMD (more like a publicity stunt
It was basically just a cherry picked, very leaky PII with very high voltage tolerance levels. I'm sure it has set a few WRs.