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June 6, 2006 didn't fit AMD's schedule

We just got official confirmation from motherboard and chipset manufacturers in Taiwan -- AMD has moved the official launch date of Athlon 64 DDR2 up two weeks to May 23, 2006. AMD roadmaps have previously put the AM2 launch at June 6, 2006 (during Computex 2006), but since motherboards and CPUs are already completed, the launch will be pushed up. AMD insiders tell us Conroe's launch date was also a factor in pushing the AM2 launch date up, though even we do not know the exact date Intel's Conroe will launch.

AMD's latest advisories claimed the following:
  • May 16, 2006: Global announcement of Energy Efficient Processor roadmap and pricing
  • May 23, 2006: Global announcement of Socket AM2 and new desktop product availability and pricing
  • May 31, 2006: Global announcement of AMD LIVE! desktop system availability


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Virtualization?
By Bonrock on 4/19/2006 3:19:55 AM , Rating: 2
Will the first Socket AM2 CPUs have virtualization support? If not, when will AMD bring their virtualization technology to market? I'm planning to replace my current computer with a dual-core Athlon 64 system soon, but I would like the new computer to support virtualization.




RE: Virtualization?
By Bonrock on 4/19/2006 5:08:16 AM , Rating: 2
Never mind. Just read Anand's article where he says that the Socket AM2 Athlon 64 CPUs will indeed have virtualization. Sweet!


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