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AMD Socket AM2 to be Launched Shortly

by Shivaranjan on February 19, 2006


The much awaited AMD socket AM2 is to be launched in the Month of June 06. Right now I am using a intel processor, in the near future I would be moving AMD. Waiting for that day to come… :smile: Right Now in all aspects AMD rocks and INTEL sucks!!!!!

The long-awaited launch of the new reincarnation of AMD Athlon 64 X2 and Athlon 64 FX processors for the Socket AM2 that will allow using DDR2 SDRAM is scheduled to take place at Computex 2006 that will be open in Taipei, Taiwan, in June. Note that the first mainboards for Socket AM2 designed by AMDs partners will be demonstrated already at the European CeBIT show in March 2006.

AMD is expected to launch two dual-core CPUs for Socket AM2 on June 6, 2006: Athlon 64 X2 5000+ and Athlon 64 FX-62. Both processors will be based on F core revision working at 2.6GHz and 2.8GHz respectively. This way, the new AMD core will not only acquire DDR2 memory support, but also will increase the frequency potential of the dual-core AMD processors without switching to new production technology. Just as the previous E core revision, the upcoming F core revision will still be manufactured with 90nm SOI process.

Despite the massive rebranding of the competitors processors, AMD will continue using “Athlon 64 FX” and “Athlon 64 X2″ trademarks for its CPUs.

Here I would like to note that most of the solutions for Socket AM2 will start sampling in the end of this month already. AMDs server partners will get their hands on the first Opteron samples for Socket F starting with April 30th , and the retail models will be available for pre-ordering on April 15th . Looks like the first shipments of new Opteron processors will go solely to the server makers.

Moreover, the sources report some technical insider details on the new F core revision, which is also known as Windsor (dual-core) and Orleans (single-core).

For complete aritcle see here.

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