According to X-bit Labs we can expect the launch of the AMD Athlon 64 3400+ in December. Currently the fastest model runs at 2GHz, the MHz of the newcomer is still unconfirmed, but they think that it would be unlikely if it exceeded 2.20GHz. The fastest FX model (FX-51) runs at 2.20GHz.
Since both the “FX” and “ordinary” 64-bit desktop microprocessors from AMD are ramped up at the company’s Fab 30 in Dresden, Germany, using the 0.13 micron SOI technology process, 2.20GHz is not really a milestone for AMD and its Athlon 64 CPUs next month. Keeping this in mind, we may expect AMD to be in a position to supply enough Athlon 64 processors rated at 3400+ for holidays later this year.
AMD is not very likely to exceed the 2.20GHz point with its Athlon 64 3400+ chip. Though, officials at AMD indicated earlier this year that the company acts according to the market requirements and may change some specifications in order to boost the performance.