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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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RE: Here is the deal ( actual whats more likely )
By hstewarth on 4/19/2006 4:53:28 PM , Rating: 1
This is a joke right? Conroe is Intel's attempt to provide a distraction from AMD's upcoming AM2 processors. I wouldn't put too much faith in a lone article on a french news site as proof that AMD is attemping to steal Intel's thunder..... Sorry, you have to try harder next time....

No.No.. Actually you got it all it all wrong. AMD announcement is distraction from up and coming Intel Conroe's processors. Conroe is when thing really change. A new Era of CPU's are coming.

Of course you will never agree with me on this one.. so we must agree to disagree on it.

Time will show the difference. I truely expecting that the performance on Dual Xeon 5160 (3Ghz Woodcrest) that I planned to build this summer to be 3 to 6 times ( likely more ) than my current 3.2Ghz P4. Keep in mind Woodcrest is different level of machine than Conroe's. Conroes will be the fastest desktops around, but the Woodcrest ( Xeon 5160 ) will make the Conroe look slow. Especially with SAS drives, FD-Dimms and dual indepenent bus. Likely we will not see this level of performance on desktop until 2008.

By glennpratt on 4/20/2006 6:03:14 PM , Rating: 2
Man, this sounds like religious prophecy. It's a freakin processor... we'll see when we see. By working yourself up into a tizy, you just play into thier hands.

Just try to keep a level head.

By hstewarth on 4/25/2006 12:28:52 AM , Rating: 1
Actual not. It just a good feeling that something is finally happening in advancement of computer chips. The last year or two has been really dry with advancements.

Wonder why I still have AGP on my systems.

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