Coming in the first half of next year, AMD
will show the world their new M2 Socket, designed for the next line of X2 and FX CPUs. Details on one of the first CPUs for the socket are available, the Athlon64 X2 5000+
, a 2667Mhz CPU running on a blistering 333Mhz FSB with dual 1MB L2 cache. The end of the road is still a long way off for the earlier A64 sockets, as the Sempron is not going to be available for the M2 (initially), and there is still room for clockspeed growth on Socket 939.