FRENCH SITE X86-Secret said that AMD will start its move to Socket 939 on the 29th March. According to the site, on that date AMD will roll out not only the Athlon 64 FX 53, but also Socket 939 chips with PR ratings of 3400+ and 3700+. If the dates given by the site are correct, that will put further pressure on Intel at the top end of its range.
But Intel is readying its Grantsdale chipset for round about then. Both it and AMD seem locked into mood swings based on the idea that megahertz is a valid measure of a PC's performance.
In other news, sources close to AMD in Taiwan say that it told hardware makers at the time of Computex it only expected to make 100,000 Athlon 64 chips during the fourth quarter of last year. "That they in fact shipped 170,000 is a victory of sorts," the source, who requested anonymity, said
News source: The Inq