AMD to launch 65nm Athlon 64 X2's next month?

Written by Tim Smalley

November 27, 2006 | 14:12

Tags: #64 #65-nanometre #65nm #athlon #brisbane #cpu #efficient #energy #launch #processor #x2

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A report in Chinese newspaper Commerical Times, cited by Digitimes, suggests that AMD will roll out four new 65-nanometre processors a week on Tuesday.

The report says that AMD has bought the launch of its 65-nanometre Brisbane processor forwards to December 5th in order to alleviate the shortage that is said to be caused by Dell's processor allocation demands. On Friday, we reported that AMD's supply issues should ease towards the end of the month, but we didn't anticipate this news.

Originally, reports suggested that AMD's 65-nanometre roll out may not happen until Q1 2007. However, AMD will announce four dual-core processors based on the Brisbane, ranging from the 2.1GHz X2 4000+ to the 2.6GHz X2 5000+ - all four chips will have 1MB of L2 cache (512KB per core) and a TDP of 65W.

The Register suggests that AMD will launch more 65-nanometre Brisbane processors in Q2 2007; namely, the X2 5200+ (65W TDP) and 5400+ (76W TDP) clocked at 2.7GHz and 2.8GHz respectively.

Following that, there will be three 35W "energy efficient" 65-nanometre processors - the X2 3800+, X2 4000+ and X2 4200+ with clock speeds ranging from 2.0GHz to 2.2GHz. All of these chips will have 512KB of L2 cache per core, just like the chips launching on December 5th. Finally, AMD is expected to release a 2.3GHz X2 4400+ in the third quarter of next year.
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