After chopping prices and squeezing its entire Athlon 64 X2 line under the $200 mark, AMD may be preparing to introduce a new top-of-the-line dual-core chip to combat Intel in the $200-300 dual-core spaceor so the folks at DigiTimes say they have heard from sources at motherboard manufacturers.
According to DigiTimes, AMD is cooking up an Athlon 64 X2 6400+ processor that will run at 3.2GHz and pack 1MB of L2 cache per core. Pricing is expected to be in the $220-248 range, which would place the chip in the gap between Intel's $183 Core 2 Duo E6750 and $266 Core 2 Duo E6850. For reference, the E6750 runs at 2.66GHz with 4MB of shared L2 cache and a 1333MHz front-side bus, and the E6850 is clocked at 3GHz with the same cache size and FSB speed as the E6750.
DigiTimes says its sources claim the Athlon 64 X2 6400+ will perform 10-15% slower than the E6850, although the site doesn't say how the chip compares to the E6750. AMD has reportedly sent samples of the processor to motherboard makers already, and the new Athlon should ship "shortly."
|1. Ryszard - $603||2. Hdfisise - $600||3. Andrew Lauritzen - $502|
|4. Redocbew - $350||5. the - $306||6. SomeOtherGeek - $300|
|7. chasp_0 - $251||8. Ryu Connor - $250||9. mbutrovich - $250|
|10. YetAnotherGeek2 - $200|
|AMD's Wraith CPU cooler reviewed||15|
|Square Enix patches Rise of the Tomb Raider for the PC||33|
|Deals of the week: Samsung's 850 EVO 1TB SSD for $290 and more||45|
|National Bubble Gum Day Shortbread||15|
|ASRock kills its SkyOC BCLK overclocking feature||64|
|NEC PA322UHD-2 blends a 4K IGZO panel with pro features||22|
|Google Safe Browsing blocks sites with fake download buttons||53|
|National Homemade Soup Day Shortbread||40|