I'm Dreaming of a 3.0GHz Athlon 64 X2

The Athlon 64 X2 6000+ processor was originally supposed to be unveiled in late 2006. Earlier this week, AMD added the Athlon 64 6000+ SKU to its distributor roadmap. The 6000+ chips are scheduled for a late February launch and will still be based on the 90nm node. There were no reasons given for the delay, but hey, at least we know it hasn't been cancelled. AMD's previous roadmaps indicated the Athlon 64 X2 6000+ is a 2x1MB L2 cache component with a 125W TDP. 3.0GHz is the next clock frequency in AMD's portfolio and this will hopefully be filled with the 6000+ which is supposed to be an exclusive Socket AM2 CPU. The 6000+ will be the last high end Athlon 64 X2 processor. Pricing for the 6000+ is expected at $607 per chip in quantities of 1,000.

News source: DailyTech

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