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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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By mindless1 on 1/28/2007 9:21:55 AM , Rating: 2
It's not about fooling anybody. How hard can it be to understand this very simple truth to CPUs?

They have a roadmap and release new products to extend their current line until they are nearer ready to move on. They have to wait for yields enough to support the perceived market demand for the product, and it's price reflects it's product position and scarcity (at the highest speed(s)).

It is no secret plan, no trick, no scheming relative to anything. There's no average joe that that is going to be fooled looking at the type of CPU, it's rating relative to other same family, and price. Joe has internet access now and has probably heard of Google. He'll be checking on this chip before putting over $500 on it.


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