AMD REALISED that it should do a few paper launches of its extremely hyped Athlon 64 core even before the CPU is quite ready to be shown to the world. We understand that AMD will announce Athlon 64 as well as its official Logo on the 12th of August but at this time there won"t be any benchmarks.
It seems to us that AMD just wants to warm up the things before it"s actually ready to show it. The launch date of CPU that will be followed with benchmarks remains the 22nd of September as originally re-scheduled. The 22nd is the first day of Computex -- one of the most important computer trade shows, that takes place in Taiwan. The 3200+ will be a 2 GHz core as the INQ wrote earlier, although the original plan was for the 2GHz CPU to be called 3400+.
So, after the 12th of August you will know what the Athlon 64 core looks like, and its all important logo, but it seems to us that the first CPUs won"t arrive until October at the earliest. A few other people suggested that this time AMD will be much better providing samples for reviews as it"s almost impossible to get any samples from AMD for last few months. The 400 front side Athlon is one rare bird in test beds.
News source: The Inq