AMD releases new Athlon 64 processors

Posted on Tuesday, Dec 12 2006 @ 15:46 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
AMD today quietly added two new processors to its lineup:
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).

The price of 5400+ and 5600+ (in 1000s) is $485 and $505 US respectively, filling a handy gap gap between 5200+ (currently $403) and the pricey FX-62 ($713).
Soon AMD will also release the 5800+ and the 600+.

Also in the news is a renaming of ATI's chipsets. The Radeon Xpress 1600 and 3200 are now known as the 480X CrossFire and 580X CrossFire.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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