AMD officially introduces Athlon 64 X2 6000+
The Athlon 64 X2 6000+ has been available from some online retailers since January, but AMD has now given the chip a formal launch. The processor is clocked at 3GHz and packs 1MB of cache per core, making it AMD's fastest desktop offering for Socket AM2 yet. As evidenced by AMD's updated price list, the Athlon 64 X2 6000+ has an official price tag of $464. That's a good $138 more than the next chip down the line, the Athlon 64 X2 5600+.
AMD has also launched new single-core Athlon 64 3500+ and Athlon 64 3800+ processors based on its new 65nm process. The two chips run at the same respective 2.2GHz and 2.4GHz clock speeds with the same 512KB of cache as their 90nm predecessors, and they have rated power consumption of just 45W. The 45W Athlon 64 3500+ is launching at $88, while the 3800+ is $93.