AMD to delay release of Turion 64 X2

By Justin Mann on May 3, 2006, 2:34 PM
It is being reported that AMD might end up delaying the release of the Turion 64 X2, a chip eagerly anticipated by fans but apparently with “slower than expected” demand in the notebook market.

AMD has postponed the launch of the Turion 64 X2, its first 64-bit dual-core processor for notebooks, to June 2006, instead of May 9 as originally planned, sources at Taiwan notebook manufacturers indicated. The push back of the launch date was due to a slower-than-expected demand in the worldwide notebook market caused by Microsoft's delayed launch of its Vista operating system, according to the sources.
Delaying the release further probably won't affect AMD much, as Intel has already beaten them to the punch with mobile dual core, but it still can't help any.




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nimo333 said:
1 month delay that's ok. People can wait.
bjterry62 said:
You first paragraph seems to indicate that there is a "slower than expected" demand for the Turion X2 when in all actuality, the demand slowdown is in the general notebook market. AMD notebook processors have been in CONSIDERABLE demnd for several months now.Thanks,BT
Mictlantecuhtli said:
There are Athlon64 Mobiles and DTRs, so why not make an X2 DTR / Mobile version?And what a nice reason to delay - wait for Vista to up the hardware requirements...
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