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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