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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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By CorporalGaydar on 1/28/2007 3:38:42 AM , Rating: 5
Time to rip them apart? Did you actually read them? Sure, you have to upgrade the 775 everytime a new processor is released, and yes, that does suck. However, who in their right mind would run an AM3 processor on an AM2 motherboard?

I appreciate that it would be useful for those who need to upgrade slowly / part by part, but for your average enthusiast, they're not going to want to halve the HT link just for the sake of expediency.

I don't like Intel, and I don't like Conroe - I think that despite its very impressive credentials, I think it's dull, and uninspiring: whether or not AMD use Z-RAM or not, I admire them for trying to do something interesting, just in the same way I admire Intel for pushing quad-core.

As much as I like AMD, the fact is that Conroe is better : and you can't logically prove that AMD has a response to that. Of course, a 6600 is better than pretty much anything AMD could do right now, and the fact that you may have to buy a new motherboard doesn't really change that. And like the guy said, if you can buy a E6600, motherboard, and 2GB of DDR2 for the same price as this AMD processor, with enough change left over for a fancy heatsink, I can't see how that can be a criticism of Intel. Especially seeing as the 6600 would probably win.

RE: A couple of questions for Dailytech Idiots.
By mino on 1/29/2007 5:10:54 PM , Rating: 2
Would you care to explain to us what benefit except q few watt power reduction and expensive DDR3 memory does it bring to the table?

FYI even 600MHz HT link gets saturated on current systems...

For servers? yhea bring it on! For desktops? well, it is nice to have while for free...

By mino on 1/29/2007 5:11:56 PM , Rating: 2
"FYI even 600MHz HT link gets saturated on current systems..."

does NOT get saturated, ofcourse

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