AMD 65nm Athlon 64 and FX to be launched in H1 2007

Posted on Thursday, February 09 2006 @ 23:20 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
AMD is planning to release its 65nm Athlon 64 and Athlon FX processors early next year, The Register reports. Additionally, we can also expect the launch of 65-nm Sempron processors in the second half of 2007.

And by June 2006 the company will launch the Socket AM2 Athlon 64 FX-62, along with the dual-core Athlon 64 X2 5000+ and 5200+, according to AMD's roadmaps.

The dual-core Athlon FX-62 will be clocked at 2.8GHz, the X2 5000+ and X2 5200+ but at 2.6GHz. The X2 5000+ has 1MB L2 cache and the X2 5200+ will have 2MB cache. The new X2s will have a TDP of 89W and the FX-62 has a TDP of 125W.
According to the slides, the 65nm Athlon 64 is codenamed 'Brisbane' - though whether for the Australian city or the San Francisco suburb of the same name isn't clear. The 65nm Sempron has an altogether more bellicose codename: 'Sparta'. Both are simply listed as 65nm parts supporting AMD's Socket AM2 interconnect.

Unlike Sparta, Brisbane is a dual-core chip and will form the basis for future Athlon 64s and Athlon 64 FXs. The slides suggest the upcoming 'Windsor' core, which will bring dual-channel DDR 2 and AM2 support to the FX family, will survive through 2007, presumably as dual-core Brisbane's single-core sibling. Today's FX core is not expected to last past Brisbane's introduction.

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