Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Hits Store Shelves Way Early

The AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+, expected February 20th, 2007 – available now. Newegg began selling the 90nm dual-core 3.0GHz chip for $599 in-stock (just under the volume distributor pricing of $607) while also lists the processor, but for $685 and out of stock. The CPU features 1MB L2 cache per core and uses Socket AM2 instead of Socket 1207 (also known as Socket F, used for the AMD Quad FX platform). Still not on AMD's website, the chip's model number, ADX6000IAA6CZ, was leaked with some preliminary specifications on Asrock's motherboard support website early this year.

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Face it AMD fudsters, Intel has pwned AMD this year. Don't complain about Intel, tell AMD to make better CPUs.

Or at least lower prices on what they already have. Where did they come up with this ~$680 price from? That's approaching prices of the core 2 quad for less than $200 more.

Why would you buy this overpriced CPU? I can't find a single reason to.

on topic
yes amd for the most part is a cheap/frugal man's firend hopefully thiswill have as much speed/quality/perfomance as the core line does
i got an
CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 1800 MHz (13.5 x 133) 2200+
Motherboard Name Gigabyte GA-7S748 (5 PCI, 1 AGP, 3 DDR DIMM, Audio)
System Memory 1536 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)

sort of off topic question question

is this teh fastest chip out there now
i like to know the top 4 so i can get the best bang for my buck when i build my pc next month
oh and a few great motherboard maker

Yeah, sadly for Amd, Core2Duo is the one to get. But then, Unless you are doing really demanding things with your pc, then you really don't need to spend much these days to get a decent cpu. My Sempron does me just fine, and I can still play games.

For that price one could buy a Core 2 Duo E6600, a nice motherboard and 2GB DDR2 ram and be laughing all the way to the bank!

Shadrack said,
So many bad experiences with cheap motherboards...

I don't think that mobo comes close to cheap. I have a ASRock 775Dual-VSTA, which I got for ~$50, and it's been rock solid with my e6300. Have never had bad experienced with cheap motherboards, I guess it depends who you buy them from.

LiGhTfast said,
Im still using my barton 2500 @ 3200, cant imagine what this chip is like i still find mine fast enough for everything i do

ya, i got a 3500 @ 2.4Ghz, runs everything fast enough for me, i just need a new vid card...

Shobhit said,

Quite reasonable price for 3GHz AMD processor.

It's not very reasonable. AMD is living in goony goo goo land if they think this kind of pricing is competitive. It's like they refuse to acknowledge what Intel has done with the Core 2's. The e6700 for instance, even not overlocked it is competitive with this CPU, and overclocked it can easily reach over 3GHz without overheating.

The AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ should cost $500 or less if AMD expects anyone other than AMD fanboys to buy it.