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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: A couple of questions for Dailytech Idiots.
By TomZ on 1/27/2007 7:58:51 PM , Rating: 1
I always upgrade MB + MEM + CPU together, so I see incompatibilities as a non-issue. By the time I'm ready for a new CPU, there are larger, faster types of memory, and better, faster motherboards with more features.

RE: A couple of questions for Dailytech Idiots.
By zeroslugfm on 1/27/2007 9:00:55 PM , Rating: 2
and I'm quite satisfied with my s939 system; swapped out the processor without so much as a hiccup. Not everyone has the time and/or funds to change out their systems every few months ~

RE: A couple of questions for Dailytech Idiots.
By TomZ on 1/27/2007 10:22:52 PM , Rating: 2
I upgrade every 2 years or so and I use my machine ~70 hours/week for my livelihood, so I don't mind investing another $1000 every two years.

My current build has a Vista score of 5.2 (lowest component) and 5.7 (average), and even if I upgraded to the top-of-the-line today, I could probably only get that up to 5.6 (lowest) and 5.9 (average), which is not worth the time or money.

By omrtech on 1/28/2007 4:14:47 PM , Rating: 2
I am like you, by the time I am ready to upgrade, pretty much everything is done at once as things advance so quickly. I spend about $1000 too and get the most bang for the buck.

But I also agree with zeroslugfm, it's nice to have the upgrad option. I am actually upgrading my brother-in-laws cpu to the max that motherboard will allow (should be about another 400 MHz) Good deal for the money, and should extend the life for a while.

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