First 65nm AMD chips to ship next month

— 11:50 AM on September 8, 2006

AMD's Dresden Production Director Toralf Gueldner has revealed to The Inquirer that the first AMD chips based on 65nm process technology will ship in October. Production of 65nm chips started back in June and has hit "full flow" this month, Gueldner said. October is two months ahead of the December time frame suggested by previous rumors originating from Taiwan. The rumors said AMD would begin OEM shipments of 65nm chips in December with retail availability to follow in early 2007, and that the first 65nm chips would be Athlon 64 X2 4200+, 4400+, 4600+, and 4800+ models. AMD has since ditched the Athlon 64 X2 4400+ and 4800+ in an effort to simplify its product line, though, and The Inq doesn't reveal any more recent information about the 65nm launch lineup.

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