AMD planning a cheaper Athlon 64 X2?

Posted on Wednesday, Jun 28 2006 @ 00:47 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Tech Report heard AMD may be considering to launch a new cheap low-end dual-core processor.
Dubbed Athlon 64 X2 3600+, the chip is said to be available now as an OEM-only part for Socket 939, but an official launch on Socket AM2 could help AMD better compete against Intel's price-slashed Pentium D lineup. Indeed, according to previous leaked roadmaps, Intel plans to launch a new 2.8 GHz Pentium D in July for $133. Another 3.0 GHz flavor is expected to follow at the same $133 price point in the fourth quarter, bringing the 2.8 GHz model's price down to just $113.
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