AMD to ship Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 'next quarter'

AMD will ship the Athlon 64 X2 6000+ and release the single-core Athlon 64 4000+ next quarter, it has been claimed. Both with be the last current-generation chips, allowing AMD to focus on its next-generation architecture, due to launch in Q3.

According to Asian hardware manufacturer sources cited by Chinese-language site HKEPC, the 6000+ will be clocked at 3GHz and contains 2MB of L2 cache. It's a 90nm part that consumes up to 89W of power. Specs for the Athlon 64 4000+ were not provided,m but we suggest it will be a 2.6GHz part with 512KB of L2 cache - the logical next step up from the current 2.4GHz 3800+.

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Anyone know when AMD will stop Socket 939 support? With unimpressive DDR2 speeds I can keep my 2Gb DDR ram, add cheap high end X2 and it might be the best CPU upgrade I'll make in a long time.

Quote - Vegetunks said @ #2
probably for socket AM2! lol... the 939 has been out for a while but there isnt a AM2 4000+ yet!
Cant wait for the 6000+

Hmm I have a AM2 4600+.

What? The Athlon 64 4000+ has been out for a long time now, alone over a year in my laptop. I can tell you the specs, too:

L2 Cache Size: 1MB
CPU Core Frequency: 2.40GHz

Or am I missing something here? And what's with the random "m" before "but we suggest", in the last line?