We heard rumors back in late July that AMD was about to add a new top-of-the-line model to its Athlon 64 X2 lineup. Well, as OC Workbench reports, AMD has officially taken the wraps off such a chip at an event in Tokyo, Japan. The newcomer is known as the Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Black Edition, and it comes in a black-clad version of the regular Athlon 64 X2 box.
According to OC Workbench, the Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Black Edition is based on AMD's 90nm process technology and sports 2MB of L2 cache—presumably 1MB per core. Rated thermal dissipation is said to be 125W, or the same as that of the 3GHz Athlon 64 X2 6000+. OC Workbench makes no mention of pricing, but it says Japanese customers will be able to grab the new CPU on August 20.
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