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FX-64 launch earlier in Q4 & 5200+ at 65W only

| Posted: Jul 10, 2006 11:07 pm

According to HKEPC, AMD's next big bad boy (the FX-64) is due for release sometime in Q4 this yr; a 3GHz part sporting 2x1MB of L2 cache and kept in 125w TDP like the FX-62.


Based on AMD's latest roadmap, HKEPC also make note of the various TDP ratings on current and future Athlon 64 X2/FX processors.


Sources indicates that AMD Athlon 64 FX-64 is lunching in Q4, clocked at 3GHz, possessed 1MB x2 L2 Cache, and kept in 125 TDP. It is expected to price at US$1031, while AMD Athlon 64 FX-62 will drop to US$999, fighting with Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800. As expected, Intel also plans to release new Intel Core 2 Extreme into this war.


Besides, with 65W TDP already existed in Athlon 64 X2 4600+(2.4GHz/512KBx2 L2), 4200+(2.2GHz/512KBx2 L2) and 3800+(2GHz/512KBx2 L2), AMD is going to expanse 65W TDP to the whole Athlon 64 X2 family in Q3. Athlon 64 X2 5000+ will appear in both 65W and 89W TDP versions, priced at US$465 and US$403, while the new Athlon 64 X2 5200+ (2.6GHz/1MBx2 L2) has 65W TDP only, priced at US$541.


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