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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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damn it, i'm lost
By lethalchronic on 4/19/2006 3:37:31 PM , Rating: 2
I've been saving for an AMD system for a while. In a P4 vs. Athlon64 world AMD wins, but I'm just not stupid enough to dismiss Intel with P4 tag teaming conroe into intel's corner. I have no doubt that conroe will squish AMD when it is released but I can't help but think that AMD will return with some bigger guns pretty soon. i just can't see AMD just bending over and accepting it and then just walking away with their collective heads down and a bloody lip. i mean after all we can all admit that AMD has come a long way from it's humble beginings.

RE: damn it, i'm lost
By Regs on 4/19/2006 10:22:37 PM , Rating: 2
It's tradition in the microprocessor business that the first one out is supposed to dominate the market.

RE: damn it, i'm lost
By Tsuwamono on 4/26/2006 8:05:11 PM , Rating: 2
AM3 will be released in 2007 says many sources. Hang in there and wait for AMD to continue spanking intels big behind as usual.

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