HEXUS have just acquired exclusive details of AMD's next big advancement in desktop processor technology with their upcoming dual-core CPUs. Although it's no longer a secret in that AMD plans to first release their dual-core Opteron processors for servers and workstations a little later this year, details of their mainstream desktop processor line were yet to be revealed.
AMD's upcoming desktop dual-core lineup is to be dubbed the "AMD Athlon 64 X2" series, and as reported by HEXUS, three models are confirmed (with undoubtedly more to complete the lineup by the time of launch). The three already pointed out are the 4400+ (2Ghz x 2?), 4600+ (2.2Ghz x 2?) and their flagship AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ running at a definitive speed of 2.4GHz per core. Unfortunately it's been said that AMD have no plans at this stage to release FX variants of the new dual-core processor lineup.