Following the CPU's unveiling last week in Tokyo, AMD announced the availability of the Athlon 64 X2 6400+ processor. The new "Black Edition" processor will serve as the flagship desktop processor until the arrival of the Phenom CPU in Q4.
The 3.2 GHz chip is based on AMD's 90 nm production process and the AM2 socket. The thermal design power is rated at 125 watts.
The 6400+ is offered at a tray price of $239, which is 34% above the previous top-end model 6000+ ($178). We were not able to find any 6400+ readily available through Internet stores. Internet prices for the processor range from about $260 to $325.