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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.  Buy.com 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 kenji4life on 1/27/2007 5:46:49 PM , Rating: -1
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PS: AFAI? It took me 10 seconds to figure that out... is it really that hard to spell out "as far as I"?


I had started to type out the shorthand for as far as I know, but adjusted on the fly.

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.


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
quote:
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.


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