What AMD has in store for us?

Summary:What does AMD have in store for us over the next three months? According to slides leaked by the German site Planet3DNow it seems that we can expect a number of Athlon CPUs based on both 90nm and 65nm architecture.

What does AMD have in store for us over the next three months?  According to slides leaked by the German site Planet3DNow it seems that we can expect a number of Athlon CPUs based on both 90nm and 65nm architecture.

There's some interesting stuff.  This month we can expect AMD to ship two new AM2-based, 90nm Sempron CPUs.

CPUClock Speed (GHz)L2 Cache (KB) TDP (W)
3500+2.012835
3800+2.225662

November will see the release of the Athlon 64 X2 5400+, 5600+ and 6000+.  These dual-core Socket AM2 CPUs will be based on the 90nm "Windsor" architecture.  Here's the low-down on the CPUs:

CPUClock Speed (GHz)L2 Cache (MB) TDP (W)
5400+2.8189
5600+2.8289
6000+3.02125

At some time in December, AMD will ship Athlon 64 X2's based on the "Brisbane" 65nm architecture. 

CPUClock Speed (GHz)L2 Cache (MB) TDP (W)
4000+2.1165
4400+2.3165
4800+2.5165
6000+3.0    3.6165

On paper, some of these CPUs look good, but until we start to see some serious benchmarks done, it's hard to know if anything here comes close to the Intel Core 2 Duo CPUs.

Over the course of 2007 AMD expects Socket 754 and Socket 939 to be slowly superceded by the newer Socket AM2.  Here are the CPUs that AMD have slated for the chop, along with the last orders date:

CPULast Order Date
FX-62End of Q4 06
FX-60End of Q4 06
X2 4600+ (S 939)End of Q4 06
X2 4200+ (S 939)End of Q4 06
3800+ (S 939)End of Q3 06
3500+ (S 939)End of Q3 06
3200+ (AM2)End of Q4 06
3000+ (AM2)End of Q4 06
Sempron 3400+ (S 754)End of Q4 06

Also, the end of the single-core Socket 939 CPUs is also close.

Topics: Processors

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