AMD Athlon64 X2 5000+ Details

By Justin Mann on September 27, 2005, 2:43 PM
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.




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Didou said:
Guess I'll skip Socket-939 & go straight to M2 then. I hope DDR-II will be cheaper by then (not to mention with lower latencies).
ParticleHunter said:
M2 seems fine for future processor architectures like K10 or K11 in a distant future but... DDR-II is definitely not a big deal... aside from the superior working speed their latencies are also 'superior', maybe AMD must think on upgrading the memory controller and give it room for an XDR/XDR2 controller...I had a Socket939 Athlon64 3500+, hope I can get a superb performance upgrade with the new X2 or the K10 :)
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