AMD brings eleven new Athlon 64s in 2008

AMD brings eleven new Athlon 64s in 2008

After the Phenom start and the ongoing problems can almost be described as a 'disaster', AMD is issuing a small roadmap for 2008. The focus is on the older K8 architecture, which will (finally) be completely converted to 65 nm.

In the course of this, the two highest clocked processors Athlon 64 X2 6000+ and the one not yet dropped as long as 6400+ available on the market away. The fastest model in 2008 will be an Athlon 64 X2 5600+, but from now on it will be clocked at 2.9 GHz. The bonus of 100 MHz compared to previous 5600+ variants is compensated for by reducing the L2 cache to 1 MB. A positive reduction in the TDP from 89 to 65 watts is noticeable, whereby the new Brisbane core in the 65 nm production shows its advantages over the older Windsor core in 90 nm.

New 'Energy Efficient' processors should also fill up the desktop portfolio. Three models with 2.1 GHz, 2.3 GHz and 2.5 GHz are to replace the previous BE-2000 series. With a TDP of 45 watts, the 4850E, 4450E and 4050E models should also be suitable for any multimedia system, no matter how small.

All new products in the Athlon series will continue to be on the AM2 base - not on its successor AM2 + - put. Since the new socket is completely downward compatible, the upcoming Athlon 64 can also be accommodated on an AMD770 or even AMD790FX board and wait for faster Phenom processors. Starting in the first quarter, the new Athlon in 65 nm will gradually come onto the market - a total of eleven in number. There is no asking price yet.