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Bleeding edge AMD fans rejoice; your 3.0GHz processor has arrived

It appears as though the February 20th, 2007 embargo date on Athlon 64 X2 6000+ applies to everyone except DailyTech and Newegg.  Details of the last high-end Athlon 64 X2 processor before AMD's next-generation microarchitecture was leaked out DailyTech just a few days ago.

Ryan Shrout tells us that early this morning the retailer began selling the 3.0GHz chip for $599 in-stock, which is actually just under the volume distributor pricing of $607. also lists the processor, but for $685 and out of stock

The processor is slated to launch in a little more than three weeks, but it appears that information about the CPU has already been disclosed.  The  model number has not appeared on AMD's website yet.  AMD's model number, ADX6000IAA6CZ, was leaked with some preliminary specifications on Asrock's motherboard support website early this year.

The CPU is a 90nm dual-core 3.0GHz processor. It features 1MB L2 cache per core and is essentially identical to the Athlon 64 FX-74 processor with the exception that the 6000+ uses Socket AM2 instead of Socket 1207. 

Two Athlon 64 FX 70-series processors are used in AMD's high-end Quad FX platform.  Typically the FX-family processors cost significantly more than the desktop components, but in this case the FX-74 is actually priced $50 less than the 6000+ at Newegg.

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RE: Waste of money.
By KaiserCSS on 1/27/2007 5:39:35 PM , Rating: 5
Holy crap, I'm starting to see a cycle here!

First the Intel hardcore refused to move on to AMD64 processors, now the AMD loyal are slow in adopting Core 2. It's the circle of fanboyism restarting.

Just FYI, I'm still happy with my AMD64 X2 3800+. Maybe in a few months I'll move on... but I love my X2 so much. It will be difficult... :'(

PS: AFAI? It took me 10 seconds to figure that out... is it really that hard to spell out "as far as I"?

Oh, internets.

RE: Waste of money.
By kenji4life on 1/27/07, Rating: -1
RE: Waste of money.
By kenji4life on 1/27/07, Rating: -1
RE: Waste of money.
By KaiserCSS on 1/27/2007 5:54:26 PM , Rating: 2
It's not my fault that:
1. I type too fast for my own good
B. You can't think as fast as you read
III. You take the 'internets' too flippin seriously.

Me? Wow dude, chill. I was just pointing that out because I thought it was humorous; that's the first time I've ever seen someone abbreviate "as far as I". No offense intended.

RE: Waste of money.
By kenji4life on 1/27/07, Rating: -1
RE: Waste of money.
By Timbear2020 on 1/30/2007 4:10:42 PM , Rating: 2
S'ok, clearly has chip envy or something...

People rarely get pissed without SOME reason, no matter obtuse.

RE: Waste of money.
By feelingshorter on 1/27/07, Rating: -1
RE: Waste of money.
By elegault on 1/27/2007 11:23:59 PM , Rating: 4
Better to keep money in America anyways.

Exactly how does buying Intel keep money in America?

RE: Waste of money.
By poohbear on 1/28/07, Rating: -1
RE: Waste of money.
By skagen on 1/28/2007 9:33:04 AM , Rating: 3
now i am rofl, knowing that this AMD CPU was designed and validated by hard working Austin Texans -- and the Intel CPU designed and tested in good ole' Israel. What is your economic lesson here? That AMD has a fab in DK; packages in Malaysia? Where do you think Intel does their packaging?

RE: Waste of money.
By jarman on 1/28/2007 4:22:38 PM , Rating: 2
You would do well to take some of your own advice. Regardless of where Intel's R&D, manufacturing, testing, purchasing, and shipping occur that profit still ends up in the hands of Intel corporation. While labor and other SG&A do become out of pocket expenditures for Intel, those costs are already accounted for in the price of Intel's products. Give or take for import tariffs (if applicable) and currency exchange rates and that profit still stays with Intel, right here in America. Just like it would with AMD.

RE: Waste of money.
By bldckstark on 2/1/2007 5:07:30 PM , Rating: 2
Intel is a publicly traded company. That means that any and all assets are owned by the stock holders. Be they American, Deutsch, or Japanese. The same is true for auto manufacturers. The profit goes to the stock holders. The real money is where the workers are located. The economy where the workers of a large labor force gets paid is where you need to be looking to make your purchasing choices if you are ignorant enough to care where it is "made".

RE: Waste of money.
By skagen on 1/28/2007 9:56:14 AM , Rating: 3
Intel has six assembly and test sites worldwide and is building a seventh, all of them outside the U.S. Assembly and test sites outside the United States are located in Shanghai, China; Chengdu, China; San Jose, Costa Rica; Kulim, Malaysia; Penang, Malaysia; and Cavite, Philippines. An assembly and testing site in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, is under construction. There is one testing facility and one assembly development facility inside the U.S.

About half of Intel’s total workforce is involved in production or production services.

RE: Waste of money.
By jarman on 1/28/2007 4:25:49 PM , Rating: 1
About half of Intel’s total workforce is involved in production or production services.

And? Is that work force not employed (directly or indirectly) by Intel?

RE: Waste of money.
By kamel5547 on 1/29/2007 12:10:41 AM , Rating: 2
A) AMD is based in Sunnyvale, CA... I guess that makes it less American than Intel?
B)Intel and AMD are both good at what they do... AMD may be a bit long in the product cycle, but that may change with Barcelona.
C) C2D only gives more bang for the buck at a certain price point... below that AMD is still better.

RE: Waste of money.
By Comdrpopnfresh on 1/27/2007 9:50:02 PM , Rating: 2
I'm happy with my 939 x2 3800+ as well. I mean, it is easily clocked to 2.7ghz.... But I won't hop on c2d, I'll either wait for Intel to shoot its own prices down by releasing The 45nm chips which will be batter than current 65nm versions, or until amd releases better architecture

RE: Waste of money.
By knowyourenemy on 1/27/2007 10:34:41 PM , Rating: 2
Looking at the Kentsfield, myself. I intend to move to quad core as soon as possible. However, today, with AMD making claims of their future chip, I may hold off until the quad core race begins.

RE: Waste of money.
By crystal clear on 1/28/2007 3:55:00 AM , Rating: 2
"Holy crap, I'm starting to see a cycle here"


AFAI? It took me 10 seconds to figure that out.

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