Finally breaking away from video card news for the day, we find that AMD's Phenoms won't be able to pass 2.6GHz this year. According to DigiTimes, AMD will launch the 2.2GHz 9500 and 2.3GHz 9600 on November 19 - while the 2.4GHz 9700 won't arrive until December. Motherboard makers claim that "barriers relating to conversion to 65nm" are to blame for the low clocks. AMD's 2.6GHz model, which was previously slated for this year, will now be delayed until early '08.

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