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AMD plans one last "Windsor" based Athlon 64 X2

AMD refuses to kill off its 90nm Windsor core Athlon 64 X2 processors. The Athlon 64 X2 6000+ is AMD’s fastest dual-core performance processor. The processor launched last February to the tune of 3.0 GHz with a 125-watt TDP.

The model continues to stay on AMD’s roadmap throughout the rest of 2007 and half of 2008. AMD plans a refresher for the Athlon 64 X2 6000+. Instead of moving it to the 65nm Brisbane core like many other Athlon 64 X2 models, including the 5200+, 5000+, 4800+, 4400+, 4000+, 3600+ and BE-series, the refreshed X2 6000+ sticks to the Windsor core.

The refreshed model drops the thermal ratings down to 89-watts. Still, the reduced thermal envelope is still 24-watts higher than the highest-clocked Brisbane – the X2 5200+ at 2.7 GHz. However, the thermals match AMD’s upcoming Phenom X2 GP-6800, a Kuma based model slated for Q1’2008.

Despite the impending launch of the Phenom X2 series, the Athlon 64 X2 6000+ remains the only mainstream AMD dual-core desktop processor with a 3.0 GHz clock frequency. The upcoming Phenom X2 series top out around 2.4-to-2.8 GHz when the GP-6800 launches, according to a recent AMD roadmap. AMD does not have any plans to release a 3.0 GHz Barcelona on its roadmap yet.

Expect AMD to release 89-watt Athlon 64 X2 6000+ processors next quarter.

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X2 5200+ Brisbance @ 2.7 GHz
By Daven on 7/31/2007 7:36:57 PM , Rating: 2
Does anyone know where i can get one of these?!

RE: X2 5200+ Brisbance @ 2.7 GHz
By Treckin on 7/31/2007 8:33:35 PM , Rating: 1
wow. Ever bought any electronics before?

By JumpingJack on 7/31/2007 10:29:52 PM , Rating: 3
RE: X2 5200+ Brisbance @ 2.7 GHz
By JumpingJack on 7/31/2007 10:32:39 PM , Rating: 2
Did some pecking around, not much... but...
Plenty of 5000+ listed under Brisbane.
None listed for 5200+ brisane
Plenty listed for 5200+ Windsor...

Another paper launch perhaps?

RE: X2 5200+ Brisbance @ 2.7 GHz
By Targon on 8/1/2007 7:47:38 AM , Rating: 2
They may have been sucked up by Dell or HP, which has happened in the past.

By coldpower27 on 8/1/2007 8:02:31 PM , Rating: 2
They seem to be non-existent in the e-tail and retail channels, I don't know of anyone who owns one.

"If you look at the last five years, if you look at what major innovations have occurred in computing technology, every single one of them came from AMD. Not a single innovation came from Intel." -- AMD CEO Hector Ruiz in 2007
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