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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: Unreasonably overpriced !!!
By Scabies on 1/27/2007 6:20:17 PM , Rating: 2
Shoot, now you totally have me second guessing my next move. I was about to step out of my Socket A 3200XP Barton corner and throw down about a grand on a core2 setup, seeing as my rig is around four years old. My family came to visit over the holidays, and they all said "dang, I wish my computer was this fast."
I just wish AMD/TI would toss out a better northbridge to compliment the r600 launch, otherwise its back to intel for me... We'll know in a month or so.


By StevoLincolnite on 1/28/2007 2:08:20 AM , Rating: 2
Agreed, My Socket A Barton 3000+ 1gb of DDR, Radeon 9800XT does everything and plays everything. (Even oblivion!!!).
Still, I was thinking of going the low end single core Athlon 64... Or a low end Core 2. But until I cant play games on medium quality my current rig is good enough for me!


RE: Unreasonably overpriced !!!
By Hare on 1/28/2007 6:40:04 AM , Rating: 2
Jump from 3200XP barton to 3000+ A64, hardly noticed.
Jump from 2,5Ghz A64 to Pentium M740, hardly noticed.
Jump from Pentium M to E6300. Definately noticed...

Jump from Ati 9700 -> nVidia 6800, definately worth it
Jump from 6800 -> X1950pro, definately worth it

If you are happy with your current rig. Keep it. If you want more performance I can tell you that C2D and a decent GPU make miracles happen. Conroe is definately a breath of fresh air from a performance stand point. I can actually feel the difference unlike with previous upgrades.


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