According to x86-secret (Google translation here), AMD will launch its Socket 939 platform on the 25th of May. The first S939 chip will be the Athlon 64 3500+, which will supposedly run at 2.2GHz, sport 512KB of L2 cache, and talk to dual memory channels. For comparison, the Athlon 64 3400+ runs at 2.2GHz with 1MB of L2 cache and only a single-channel memory controller.
AMD is apparently bumping up the release of its new socket to beat Intel's upcoming LGA-775 platform to market. If only AMD could bump up the release of Windows XP-64, which may not be finished until the fourth quarter of this year.
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