AMD to counter Intel QX6700 with three new Athlon 64 FX CPUs

  • Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) plans to launch three 90 nm Athlon 64 FX processors intended for its 4x4 platform (a two-socket board, each containing a dual-core processor) in mid-November, with an aim to counter Intel's planned launched of the quad-core Core 2 Extreme QX6700 CPU, according to sources at Taiwan motherboard makers who are familiar with AMD's latest roadmap.

    The three Athlon 64 FX processors will be marketed under the FX-70, FX-72 and FX-74 names and have clock frequencies of 2.6 GHz, 2.8 GHz and 3.0 GHz, respectively, with all models having 2MB (2x1MB) L2 cache and a TDP (thermal design point) of 125W, the sources indicated.

    More here at DigiTimes.

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