AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ arrives early in retail stores

Posted on Monday, Jan 29 2007 @ 00:06 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
This isn't really as exciting as the 45nm high-k + metal gate announcement from Intel and IBM yesterday but it looks like AMD's Athlon 64 X2 6000+ processors are now available in some stores.

This new 3GHz arrives a bit early as the official launch is slated for February 20th. NewEgg is already listing the processor on its website for $599. also has it but charges $685.
The processor is slated to launch in a little more than three weeks, but it appears that information about the CPU has already been disclosed. The model number has not appeared on AMD's website yet. AMD's model number, ADX6000IAA6CZ, was leaked with some preliminary specifications on Asrock's motherboard support website early this year.

The CPU is a 90nm dual-core 3.0GHz processor. It features 1MB L2 cache per core and is essentially identical to the Athlon 64 FX-74 processor with the exception that the 6000+ uses Socket AM2 instead of Socket 1207.

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