Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Hits Store Shelves Way Early
January 27, 2007 4:36 AM
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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
and Newegg. Details of the last
high-end Athlon 64 X2 processor
AMD's next-generation microarchitecture
was leaked out
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.
1/28/2007 1:40:22 AM
Well, AMD had to do something to fill the gap between Barcelona.
IMHO AMD has been making excellent design choices for their chips and it's a compliment that AMD64 has lasted them this long, even though everybody's raving about the Core chips.
AMD has no where near the R&D budget of Intel, yet they've outperformed Intel until Core came out. That's due to AMD making the right design decisions for AMD64 such as hypertransport and an onchip memory controller. They overdesigned the AMD64 for the time that it was introduced and basically all AMD64 chips have server grade architecture. All Intel could do to remain competitive was increase clock speed, beat AMD at manufacturing by being early to new process shrinks, and through tons of cache on their chips.
You have to believe that AMD has positioned themselves to again to make the right design choices for Barcelona, because they have to. They can't afford to throw tons of money to hack out a solution to make their chips competitive or push on to a process shrink.
Even though Core is a great chip, it still stinks of Intel hacking the chip to make it fast. Honestly, imagine if Core had an onchip memory controller, instead of alot of cache to hide latency. Intel's still a couple of years away from an onchip memory controller. They know it's the right thing to do, but did they do for Core. Nope, didn't have time.
Yes AMD64 is long in the tooth compared to Core, but I am hopeful for Barcelona. AMD has to execute well especially with Intel's turnaround.
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