If you look at the dual core Opteron processors that are available today you see the naming scheme goes by fives, 260, 265, 260, ect. For AMD to release a dual core FX chip it would make sense to bring it out in increments of five and FX-64 just does not have the same ring to it as FX-65. I can only assume that if FX-60 is not dual core then FX-65 will be.The Athlon 64 X2 5000+ will start selling for $1,083 and the FX-60 will retail for $1,238 in the first quarter of 2006. More info at Avault.
For the 5000+, it is almost guaranteed to be a 2.6 GHz product. Those luck few I know running 4800+ processors are all reporting overclocks above 2.6 and doing it on the stock coolers with minimal effort.
AMD preparing Athlon 64 X2 5000+ and FX-60
Posted on Tuesday, Oct 25 2005 @ 11:40 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck