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AMD releases new consumer flagship processor X2 6000+
Written by Gizmo   
Wednesday, 21 February 2007 12:49
A few months late, AMD today fired up the latest and likely last performance stage for its 90 nm Athlon 64 X2 processor with Windsor core. The new 6000+ model is clocked at 3 GHz and represents a consumer-focused socket AM2 version of the FX-74 enthusiast processor that is based on the socket 1207FX.

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Originally scheduled for a mid Q4 2006 release, the 6000+ processor extends the high-end of AMD's consumer processor portfolio, complementing the 5600+ (2.8 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache), 5400+ (2.8 GHz, 1 MB), 5200+ (2.6 GHz, 2 MB) and 5000+ (2.6 GHz, 1 MB). The new CPU arrives with the same features as the FX-74 chip, with the main difference being the socket, which limits the 6000+ to single-processor systems and allows the FX-74 to be used in pairs in dual-socket QuadFX computers.

The 6000+ is as power hungry as its sister model, consuming a maximum of 125 watts. AMD is expected to introduce an enhanced 89-watt version of the 6000+ by the beginning of the third quarter of this year - or just about at the time when the company will refresh its dual-core processor lineup with 65 nm processors that are based on the new "Kuma" core.

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