Site posts specs for next-gen Athlons

Our counterparts over at The Inquirer have unearthed some specifications for AMD's next-generation dual-core and quad-core Athlon 64 processors. The specs are coutesy of a German forum, where someone posted a detailed list of AMD's upcoming desktop lineup. Here's a condensed version of that list:



Athlon 64 FX 2500 2.5GHz 120W
Athlon 64 X4 2500 2.5GHz
Athlon 64 X4 2300 2.3GHz
Athlon 64 X4 2100 2.1GHz 95W
Athlon 64 X4 1900 1.9GHz
Athlon 64 X2 2900 2.9GHz 89W
Athlon 64 X2 2700 2.7GHz
Athlon 64 X2 2500 2.5GHz
Athlon 64 X2 2300 2.3GHz 65W
Athlon 64 X2 2100 2.1GHz
Athlon 64 X2 1900 1.9GHz

The "Athlon 64 X4" chips have four cores and are supposedly code-named Agena, while the Athlon 64 X2 dual-core models are dubbed Kuna. According to the German informant, all aforementioned chips will have 2MB of L3 cache. This information more or less fits with previous reports we've heard about AMD's future processors, which stated that Agena chips would top out at 2.6GHz and that Kuma would be clocked between 2GHz and 2.9GHz.

An interesting detail is the quoted model numbers, which match the chips' clock speeds. If these are genuine, they could mean that AMD has finally decided to ditch its PR model numbering system. We heard rumors that AMD would do so with its next-gen chips all the way back in December of last year.

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