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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: Waste of money.
By dgingeri on 1/29/2007 12:20:09 PM , Rating: 2
AFAI am concerned, there's really no reason to buy any AM2 beyond a 3800 x2

Well, I can give a good reason.

My company is now buying AM2 based machines, and probably will for the next year. The comparable Core 2 based machines available through our supplier is almost 50% more expensive, so our desktops are currently Athlon64 3500+ or the X2 4200+. For just under $800, we can get a 4200+, 1GB memory, 80GB SATA hard drive, and DVD/CD-RW. The closest unit CDW has with a Core 2 is a 6400 with 1GB memory for $1180. We're actually better off with the AM2 systems. If the price comes down by next year, we might buy the Core 2 based systems.

OTOH, our laptops are all Core/Core 2 based.

We have a certain budget, and we go for the best we can get within that budget. In this case, our desktops are HP DC5750's and our laptops are HP NC6400's.

For the money, we couldn't find more reliable or better performing systems.

RE: Waste of money.
By PrezWeezy on 1/31/2007 3:10:03 PM , Rating: 2
Well you should find a different distributor. We are building C2D's with 1GB Kingston Value RAM, 80GB WD HDD's, Case, PS, E6300, and DVDRW's for $600 (give or take $50 depending on memory and part price flux.) That's just $200 more than the 3.0 P4's we used to build.

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