Earlier this week AMD launched a few new Athlon 64 X2 processors and it looks like the Athlon 64 X2 5400+ and 5600+ will follow later this month.
Manufactured under a 90nm process, both CPUs will have a clock speed of 2.8GHz, TDP (thermal design point) of 89 watts and 2000 MHz HyperTransport bus, according to the sources. The main difference will be the size of level-two (L2) cache: 1MB for the Athlon 64 X2 5400+ versus 2MB for the Athlon 64 X2 5600+, the sources said.
At the same time when AMD launches the Athlon 64 X2 5400+ and 5600+ CPUs, Dell will also launch two models of its Dimension-series desktops, the C521 and E52, built using the Athlon X2 5600+, the sources said.
The Athlon 64 X2 6000+ is expected in Q1 2007, this is a 3GHz part with a thermal design power of 125W.