More news of 65nm AMD chips surfaces
Rumors already seeped out two months ago about AMD's plans for desktop processors based on 65nm process technology. The rumors spoke of Athlon 64 X2 4000+, 4400+, and 4800+ chips scheduled for December and clocked at a respective 2.1GHz, 2.3GHz, and 2.5GHz, all with 512KB of cache. The folks at DailyTech have now gotten their hands on some new information that suggests AMD's 65nm launch lineup will also include a 65nm version of the 2.6GHz Athlon 64 X2 5000+. The info reveals AMD's 65nm plans for the first and second quarters of next year, as well.
In the first quarter of 2007, DailyTech reports, AMD will kick off 65nm versions of its single-core Athlon 64 3500+ and 3800+ processors. The second quarter will be notably busier, playing host to the introduction of 5200+ and 5400+ Athlon 64 X2s clocked at 2.7GHz and 2.8GHz, a single-core Athlon 64 4000+ clocked at 2.6GHz, and four new Semprons clocked between 1.8GHz and 2.2GHz. The site says AMD will also be launching 65nm Energy Efficient Athlon 64 X2s in the second and third quarters. However, considering AMD's own statements about EE chips, retail availability is hard to predict.