AMD "Windsor's" Last Breath
Anh Tuan Huynh
July 31, 2007 6:00 PM
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AMD plans one last "Windsor" based Athlon 64 X2
AMD refuses to kill off its 90nm
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
core like many other Athlon 64 X2 models, including the 5200+, 5000+, 4800+, 4400+, 4000+, 3600+ and
, the refreshed X2 6000+ sticks to the
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
– the X2 5200+ at 2.7 GHz. However, the thermals match AMD’s upcoming
Phenom X2 GP-6800
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
on its roadmap yet.
Expect AMD to release 89-watt Athlon 64 X2 6000+ processors next quarter.
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RE: it can't hurt
8/5/2007 8:47:31 PM
Right now AMD is doing the right thing. I have seen that according to Mecury Research AMD has increased their market share by 4.5% in the 2nd quarter and are up to 22.x percent. What AMD did to compete was to drop the price and crank the clock up using their most tried and true manufacturing methods 90nm. This puts the following processors in competition with each other:
X25000+ - E4xxx series
X25200+ - E63x0
X25600+ - E64x0/E6550
X26000+ - E6600
X26400+ - E67x0 - of course they have to release this processor!
Quads Cores processors belong to Intel
The E68x0 processors are again are in their own class.
But the Intel motherboards are more expensive and have less features at the same price points. Also any C2D faster than the new 6750 are expensive.
I suppose the new Phenom is what AMD is expecting to compete with these faster Intel processors.
Remember this is just my opinion and I came to these conclusions from direct ownership of most of these processors.
I think AMD has done fine except that they are a bit weak against the E6750 which is why I hope they will bring out the X26400+ as this would make them more competitive.
One interesting side note:
I have also built a new system with an X2 4600+ (65 watts version) and with a 690G chipset and there is nothing from Intel to compete with this setup for a HPC. I don't even need a system fan (although I do have one running just in case)
I am currently building a HPC with AMD's new X2-BE-2350 it is outstanding runs very cool, cooler than the X2 4600+ 65Watt and again nothing currently from Intel competes.
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