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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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The PS3 is a better value
By xuimod on 1/27/2007 6:00:13 PM , Rating: 0
And the PS3 plays Blu-ray movies to boot.

RE: The PS3 is a better value
By kenji4life on 1/27/2007 6:05:18 PM , Rating: 2
Yes, the PS3 actually is a better value than the 6000+.

Thanks for pointing that out.

Despite having NO desire to own a PS3..

I'd still choose the PS3 over this processor if forced to spend my 600..

btw that was more random than monkey boobs in jello covered fried chicken from popeye's with barq's root beer R34 doing 0-60 in less than 4 seconds after the clock struck 12..

RE: The PS3 is a better value
By Scabies on 1/27/2007 6:10:57 PM , Rating: 2
lol. just go to bed.

RE: The PS3 is a better value
By protosv on 1/27/2007 8:56:16 PM , Rating: 2
"Cocaine's a hell of a drug..."

-Rick James

RE: The PS3 is a better value
By theprodigalrebel on 1/27/2007 7:48:39 PM , Rating: 2
Yes, because every CPU finds its way into a gaming rig. /sarcasm

This CPU allows AMD to say that they have a mainstream processor that runs at 3GHz stock. Nothing more, nothing less.

RE: The PS3 is a better value
By sonoma1993 on 1/29/2007 6:17:16 PM , Rating: 2
I agree, this just let amd say they have a processor that runs at 3ghz finally.

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