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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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By Blackraven on 12/5/2006 10:46:36 AM , Rating: 2
As what it says above.

But it doesn't look like it's enough to beat Core 2 Duo from Intel (especially the middle-ranged E6400 and E6600).

Looks like Intel has won this year and they deserved it :)




By Lonearchon on 12/5/2006 11:21:22 AM , Rating: 4
As Stated before this not AMD answer to Intel's Core 2 Duo line. This is AMD getting it fab switch over to 65nm on the current chip architecture so the process has time to mature before switching to the K8L core


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