AMD Black Edition CPU may not help AMD-based motherboard demand

  • Although AMD has launched the Black Edition Athlon 64 X2 5000+ CPU with an unlocked multiplier, some motherboard makers are taking a conservative view over whether the CPU will help win back market share, according to sources at motherboard makers. Some motherboard makers have no plans to adjust their current shipment proportions since they do not think the Black Edition CPUs will lead to any increase in demand for AMD motherboard, noted the sources.

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