AMD wants to ship 9.8 million Socket AM2 and Socket 939 Athlon 64 X2 processors in the second half of this year.
In the first half, AMD shipped 1.6 million units, according to the sources. AMD was not available for comment at the time of publication.
Shipments of AMD's Athlon 64-series desktop processors totaled 4.6 million units in the first quarter of 2006, with 13% of the shipments coming from the dual-core segment, the sources noted. The proportion of AMD's dual-core CPUs grew to 22% of its Athlon 64 desktop processor shipments in the second quarter, the sources said, and the percentage should approach 44% in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, AMD expects to ship 6.7 million dual-core processors, which will contribute almost 70% to its total goal of 9.5 million Athlon 64 desktop CPUs that the vendor set, according to the sources.