AMD denies existence of Athlon 64 X2 5000+

Posted on Monday, Mar 27 2006 @ 01:06 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Last week AMD accidentally slipped details about an unannounced product, the AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ processor. However, a spokesperson for AMD told the press that the listing was a mistake and shouldn't be there.

He denied to comment regarding the specifications or product positioning.
“It’s a mistake, shouldn’t be on the sheet,” said Damon Muzny, a spokesman for AMD. “It’s a typo for certain, just not sure what the mistake was yet. As there isn’t a 5000+ part for 939 or AM2 yet, I can’t give an official answer if that part is to come out in the future.”

Recently released official document of AMD titled “AMD Athlon 64 Processor Power and Thermal Data Sheet” lists AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ processor for socket 939 and claims that it has 2600MHz core-clock and 2MB of cache (1MB per core) – exactly the same specifications as compared to AMD Athlon 64 FX-60. On the other of the same document the chip is described as 2600MHz processor with 1MB of cache (512KB per core).
Source: X-bit Labs.


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