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MSI K9N Platinum AM2 Motherboard - Courtesy AnandTech.com

Gigabyte AM2 prototype - Courtesy AnandTech.com
Pricing and availability for AMD's desktop AM2 offerings

We have received some rather interesting info on AMD's new range of Socket AM2 processors. According to internal AMD documents, system builders will be able to purchase the new AM2 processor starting on May 15th. Dual core and single core Athlon 64 processors will be available as well as 64-bit Sempron processors.

According to our previously published roadmaps, AMD's Athlon 64 FX-62 will be the company's top desktop offering for the remainder of the year. It is not until Q1 of 2007 that we will see the FX-64 hit the market.  All other AM2 processors are officially under embargo until June 6, 2006.


AMD Desktop Processor Price List
Processor Socket SSBP
Athlon 64 FX-62 AM2 $1,236
Athlon 64 X2 5000+ AM2 $696
Athlon 64 X2 4800+ AM2 $645
Athlon 64 X2 4600+ AM2 $558
Athlon 64 X2 4400+ AM2 $469
Athlon 64 X2 4200+ AM2 $365
Athlon 64 X2 4000+ AM2 $328
Athlon 64 X2 3800+ AM2 $303
Athlon 64 3800+ AM2 $290
Athlon 64 3500+ AM2 $208
Sempron 3600+ AM2 $123
Sempron 3500+ AM2 $109
Sempron 3400+ AM2 $97
Sempron 3000+ AM2 $77
Sempron 2800+ AM2 $67

The SSBP above denotes the Suggested System Builder Price. Actual manufacturer purchase prices are approximately 10% less.  And of course, you can be sure those new CPUs will come with heatpipe coolers and new packaging.  AMD insiders have confirmed to us that AM2 motherboards will be shipping for several weeks before the launch to assure widespread availability at launch.



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By Visual on 4/4/2006 3:25:59 AM , Rating: 2
Why on earth would you want an opteron for the desktop now?
the main reason 939 opterons were a hit on desktops was because there just weren't athlonxp equivalents for them - specifically, low multi (i.e. cheap prices) with high l2.
on the AM2 there will be the cheap x2 4000+ to replace the need for 165/170 opterons, im not sure about the l2 sizes on singlecores though. but anyway the future is dualcore.

truth be told, i always felt bad that AMD had those cheap-but-good opterons and refused to have an equivalent athlon, now things are getting better.


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