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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.

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