Within a week or so the new AMD 65nm Lima processor will arrive, this one will feature lower prices and a TDP of 45W:
The two desktop processors to be launched in Mid-Jan, codenamed Lima, include Athlon 64 3500+ and Athlon 64 3800+. Basically, the 65nm models are the same as the 90nm edition. They are clocked at 2.2GHz and 2.4GHz respectively, and the cache size is 512KB. As previous, DDR2-800 is the top speed supported. It should be noted that as 65nm process helps in saving the power, its TDP has been lowered from 62W to 45W (27.4%).
In the first round of 65nm transition, it just a small part of the whole AMD’s product line. However, the rate will soon to be pushed up in Q2 where there are 10 more 65nm models will be released. This upcoming models include the performance Athlon 64 X2 5400+ (2.8GHz/512KB L2 x2) and 5200+ (2.7GHz/512KB L2 x2). Again, with 65nm manufacturing process, the TSP for 5400+ has been lowered from 89W to 76W.