According to HKEPC, AMD's counterattack will be two-fold. The company is planning a "big price cut," as well as a chipset bundle promotion program. In addition, AMD will reportedly introduce a new top-of-the-line Turion 64 X2 with a TL-66 model number that will run at 2.3GHz and feature a 65nm core as well as DDR2-800 memory support. HKEPC says AMD will also introduce four 65nm Turion 64 X2 chips with clock speeds ranging from 1.8GHz to 2.2GHz and support for DDR2-800 RAM.
The die shrink should help AMD's competitiveness from the power consumption standpoint in the face of Intel's mobile Core 2 Duos, which are all based on 65nm process technology. Indeed, HKEPC says 65nm Turion 64 X2s up to the 2.2GHz model will have 31W power ratings, whereas the existing 90nm 2GHz Turion 64 X2 TL-60 is rated at 35W.