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Athlon 64 X2 gets the 65nm treatment

AMD today announced its long-awaited 65nm Brisbane core Athlon 64 X2 processors. This begins AMD’s transition to 65nm from 90nm. AMD expects to transition its complete product lineup to 65nm in mid-2007. Nevertheless, four Brisbane core Athlon 64 X2 processors are launching today—the 5000+, 4800+, 4400+, and 4000+. All 65nm Brisbane core processors are equipped with 2x512KB of L2 cache.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Brisbane 
Model
Core
Frequency
L2 Cache
TDP Pricing
5000+ 2.6 GHz 2x512KB 65W
$301
4800+ 2.5 GHz 2x512KB 65W $271
4400+ 2.3 GHz 2x512KB 65W $214
4000+ 2.1 GHz 2x512KB 65W
$169

With Brisbane, AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processors equipped with 2x1MB of L2 cache will become a thing of the past as AMD completes its 65nm transition. While AMD has announced its Brisbane core 65nm processors, the processors only available in limited quantities. Expect mass availability in Q1’2007.

OEMs are expected to deliver Brisbane powered systems as well. These OEMs include Acer, Dell, Founder, Gateway, HP, Lenovo, Packard Bell and TongFang. Dell is expected to adopt Brisbane 65nm processors in its Optiplex and Dimension desktops while Acer is expected to have Brisbane powered Aspire systems too.

Pricing for Brisbane 65nm processors start at $169 for the 4000+ and goes up to $301 for the 5000+ in quantities of 1000. Do note that Brisbane core processors are still K8 based and not K8L like the upcoming Stars core processors.


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RE: im bitter
By othercents on 12/5/2006 8:50:47 AM , Rating: 2
There definitely is a market for 939 processors. AMD is going to be doing a disservice to themselves by requiring people who have 939 motherboards to upgrade their equipment. Basically if you are 939 you need a motherboard, memory, and processor. If that is the case I would just go with a Core 2 at this point.

By producing one more high end 939 processor AMD would be able to string along 939 users for at least another year before they will need to purchase all new equipment. This would give AMD some time to come out with their latest killer processor.

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RE: im bitter
By Frank M on 12/5/2006 11:04:56 AM , Rating: 3
Eh, it wouldn't affect me. I don't upgrade my processor every year, more like every three. It's more economically feasable to just build a new computer when I do. If trends continue though, I will be switching to Intel.


RE: im bitter
By othercents on 12/5/2006 12:14:53 PM , Rating: 2
I build computers for a cybercafe, so we usually upgrade processors, memory, and video cards every year and replace everything every 3 years. I use to do that at home, but I'm not gaming as much anymore. However I usually replace my home machine every 2 years.

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RE: im bitter
By saratoga on 12/5/2006 2:52:23 PM , Rating: 3
quote:
There definitely is a market for 939 processors.


Just not one worth selling to.

quote:
AMD is going to be doing a disservice to themselves by requiring people who have 939 motherboards to upgrade their equipment. Basically if you are 939 you need a motherboard, memory, and processor. If that is the case I would just go with a Core 2 at this point.


AMD sells every chip they can make, so it really doesn't matter what you decide to do. Either way, they still sell out, so it literally makes no difference what current S939 owners do.


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