AMD to intro AM2 based CPUs on June 6

By Justin Mann on February 17, 2006, 11:30 AM
The day has been set, June 6, that's when the new processors from AMD based upon the up and coming AM2 socket will be made available. Computex 2006 is when the new DDR2 based CPUs will be demoed first, and the initial lineup looks to be an Athlon 64 X2 5000+ and the Athlon 64 FX-62, operating at 2.6GHz and 2.8GHz, some fast stuff from AMD though not any different from their other high-end chips. They are still using a 90nm process, so the real question is how will DDR2 coupled with the on-cpu MMC fare against the DDR predecessor for AMD. Opterons are going to be available sooner, but they will be sold to a limited market initially. The most interesting part to me is the estimated heat dissapation. Even at 2.6GHz, the dual core 5000+ has a TDP of a mere 89W, very impressive. On top of all that, the introduction of AM2 should bring 939 prices down. It looks to be an interesting summer!

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exscind said:
X2 5000+ just sounds... sexy. I hope AMD will adhere to that date seeing that it kept being pushed forwards and backwards.It would definitely be interesting to see how AM2 fares against socket 939 boards. The current s939 vs. Intel's DDR2 boards revealed the lack of dramatic significance between the two types of RAMs due to memory controller designs. So would the advent of DDR2 simply be higher frequency rates or would it yield better stability, overclocks, etc.? A good set of questions that I hope will be duly answered in time :).
mentaljedi said:
i wonder how duel core fares against single coree at the moment. I mean, duel core has a lot of momentum and will take over single core eventually; but at the moment i'm not sure which is better. But with 2.8 GHZ duel cores, i think we're well on the way to seeing duel-core becoming the norm sooner rahter than later.
mirob said:
More problems. Three times delayed? Early this year to early Q2, now to late Q2. Don't hold you breath on this date eather. Then there's the promise of 65nm this year, and the rumer of a 3ghz X2. I'll believe it when I see it. Work your buns off AMD![Edi
ed by mirob on 2006-02-18 12:24:27]
mirob said:
barfarf said:
Yeah i think the 65nm move is very important and i would say wait until then to buy. Intel 65nm might be faster. who know!
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