AMD to double up on cheaper dual-core chips?
X86-secret is reporting
(in French, bring a translator
) that AMD will add not one, but two cheaper Athlon 64 X2 processors to its dual-core lineup. The Athlon 64 X2 4000+ and 3800+ will apparently both be clocked at 2.0GHz, with the former featuring 1MB of L2 cache per core, and the latter 512KB of L2 cache. It's expected
that the X2 3800+ will sell for around $345, but there's no word on pricing for the X2 4000+, which will presumably be more expensive.