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AMD Quietly Releases Athlon 64 X2 5200+

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By: Steve Dougherty from Sep 7, 2006 @ 18:57 CDT


As mentioned over at the DailyTech a short while ago, AMD have quietly released a new Athlon64 X2 processor in the 5200+, a 2.6GHz part with 2x1MBs of L2 cache.


AMD has quietly released a new Athlon 64 X2 5200+ processor for AM2 platforms. DailyTech previously reported AMD was expected to launch new Athlon 64 X2 5200+ processors. The Athlon 64 X2 5200+ is essentially identical to the previous socket 939 Athlon 64 FX-60, with the exception of socket and memory support. Clock frequency of the Athlon 64 X2 5200+ is also identical to the previous X2 5000+ at 2.6 GHz. The only difference with the X2 5200+ is the 2x1MB L2 cache configuration which delivers slightly better performance in cache intensive applications. The power envelope has increased due to the added L2 cache. While the X2 5000+ has a 65 watt TDP, the X2 5200+ TDP has increased to 89 watts.