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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 feelingshorter on 1/27/2007 7:26:32 PM , Rating: -1
What are you talking about exactly? Fanboyism? Quit smoking. Fanboyism is when a guy defends a brand despite facts. Core 2 Duo owns AMD mhz for mhz. Back then, AMD used to be cheaper, giving more bang for the buck, so people bought them. Now, C2D is the one giving more bang for your buck, so people switch. God forbid we buy good products? Its not fanboyism if there is a switch. Its the ones who stay loyal to a brand and refuse to looks at the facts that are fanboys. I'm typing on an AMD, and had 2 AMD computers before this. Now, I see how good Intel is making their CPUs, and that is undeniable. Better to keep money in America anyways.


RE: Waste of money.
By elegault on 1/27/2007 11:23:59 PM , Rating: 4
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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
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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.



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