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AMD to Launch New High-end Desktop Processor

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AMD is preparing to launch a new high-end desktop processor, the Athlon 64 X2 6400+, which will be the last processor in the Athlon 64 X2 family. Currently, AMD's highest-end desktop processor is the Athlon 64 X2 6000+, however with its performance unable to match Intel's upcoming Core 2 Duo E6850, AMD plans to launch the new 6400+ to cover up the gap in the market. The 6400+ will have a core frequency of 3.2GHz and 2MB L2 cache, while the pricing will range between US$220-248. Samples of the new CPUs are already shipping to motherboard makers, but there's still no official release date.

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yay! pricing matters of course, but competition is what we all want.
 
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yippy kai-yay!
thanks AMD, at least they're trying to do a little something to tide us over til phenom
 

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yeah 2MB cache instead of 1MB should make them a decent chip. Lets pray for another san diego like core :)
 

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Huh? The 6000+ has 2*1MB L2 cache ...
 
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That's HOT!

Welcome to the 130W+ territory.
 
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It is infact quite impressing how high AMDs 90nm chips are scaling.
Too bad their 65nm isn't up to the task. Serious leakage problems with high freq AMD 65nm chips I hear.
 

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This beast is gonna be HOT! even 5600+ is ~50C in normal cases with default HSF
 
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Bad move.
 
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eggs and bacon without getting up from your pc ftw?
 

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reminds me of the AthonXP palomino core 2100+ situation a few years back. Before AMD could release the Thoroughbred core, it needed something to close the gap between the XP2000+ and higher clocked P4s. Maybe history is repeating itself..
 
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WOW!! 89W?? my opty 185 stock is 110W, so when i crank it upto 3ghz and increase the volts i can end up with 160W thermal output eeek

so thats fab
 

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why skip 6200?
 
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for a non overclocker, this will be a superb choice
 
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wonder if someone will pull it over 3.2ghz, but i doubt
 

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they should just release a higher clocked FX core (lol) 3.4ghz FX 66 2mb cache and an unlocked multi would be nice. oh and the 6400+ should oc well enough the 6000+ clocks to 3.5ghz or so normal. Heat wont be to much of an issue they will just put it out with the quad heatpipe copper base FX cooler.
 
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89W TDP for a 3.2GHz 90nm Windsor? Now that must have required some process tweaks, since current 6000+ has 125W TDP. That's almost a 30% drop!

But, one could wonder why do they bother with 90nm anymore since FAB36 which makes most of their cores is now all 65nm and the rented node @ Chartered is switching to 65nm too. But maybe they should concentrate on tweaking their 65nm instead, they need Barcelona to save the day and it can't succeed if it doesn't have the clocks.
 

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watch bet they can push a 20x on windsor they just dont want to come on AMD try it :D that would piss of the C2D owner pwned by the old school windsor core :roll:
 
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89W TDP for a 3.2GHz 90nm Windsor? Now that must have required some process tweaks, since current 6000+ has 125W TDP. That's almost a 30% drop!

But, one could wonder why do they bother with 90nm anymore since FAB36 which makes most of their cores is now all 65nm and the rented node @ Chartered is switching to 65nm too. But maybe they should concentrate on tweaking their 65nm instead, they need Barcelona to save the day and it can't succeed if it doesn't have the clocks.
yeah thats well impressive, if they apply that to their 65nm cores... wonder what thermal output they could acheive

"the latest 65nm AMD offering cooled with the magic of an aluminium thimble!"
 

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they BETTER apply it to there 65nm chips were would we be if they decided to just update the old parts

think if they went and overhauled the XP series :roll:
 

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nice. Its amazing to get that perf and have it at that cheap of a price. Well done AMD