Technology and gaming content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
8,555 Reviews & Articles | 60,091 News Posts

AMD quietly adds faster Athlons to X2 Lineup

AMD quietly adds faster Athlons to X2 Lineup news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages

Steve Dougherty | Dec 13, 2006 at 04:51 pm CST (1 min, 1 sec reading time)

AMD have just quietly released a couple of new processor models in their Athlon 64 X2 series for socket AM2, these topping the lineup as the 5400+ and 5600+ with the same clock speed of 2.8Ghz. They differ due to the amount of cache onboard, the 5400+ coming with 2x512KB of L2 and the 5600+ with 2x1MB (making it equally spec'd to the FX-62 only without the unlocked multiplier).

Also mentioned at the Inquirer is a couple of even higher-end models due for launch in the near future, these being the 5800+ and 6000+.

AMD TODAY SILENTLY added two new processors to its price list and officially rebranded former ATI chipsets, as was leaked over a month ago. This is in preparation for its Analyst Day, which is going to be held in just a few days.

The new CPUs come in 5400+ and 5600+ variants, but the clock speed for both is the same: 2.8GHz. The difference is the amount of L2 cache per core. While the 5400+ comes with X2-typical 512KB per core (total: 1MB), the 5600+ comes with 1MB of L2 cache per core (total: 2MB) giving it equal specs to top-of-the-line AM2 CPU, the Athlon 64 FX-62 and the newly introduced FX-72 (the one using Socket 1207FX).

Last updated: Apr 6, 2020 at 09:05 pm CDT

Steve Dougherty

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Steve Dougherty