Silicon Power A66 Drives
Silicon Power A66 Drives

Gear Guide
Fenix PD36 TAC

OLight Open 2, Obulb and MR2
OLight Open, Obulb & MR2

Alcatel 1B & 1X
Alcatel 1B & 1X Smartphones

Is AMD Panicing?

I don't think so, but X-bit Labs has some interesting news stories about AMD this evening. First up is a news posting about AMD cutting power consumption even further in an attempt to try and make AMD chips more attractive despite the release of the high performance Conroe chip later this year. The second news posting reveals an 'accidental' posting of an Athlon 62 X2 5000+ chip on the Power and Thermal Data Sheet AMD released.

Cutting Power Consumption:

"Energy Efficient lineup of microprocessors will allow AMD to integrate its chips into very small form-factor systems, especially those designed for living rooms. Additionally, low-power Athlon 64/64 X2 and Sempron processors will help AMD to better compete against Intel Conroe processors, which will have maximum power consumption of 65W. Still, AMD’s new Athlon 64 FX-62 processor is expected to have 125W wattage whereas Extreme Edition of Conroe, also targeted at gamers, will have typical heat dissipation of 95W."

The Unannounced X2 5000+:

"Recently released official document of AMD titled “AMD Athlon 64 Processor Power and Thermal Data Sheet” lists AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ processor for socket 939 and claims that it has 2600MHz core-clock and 2MB of cache (1MB per core) – exactly the same specifications as compared to AMD Athlon 64 FX-60. On the other of the same document the chip is described as 2600MHz processor with 1MB of cache (512KB per core)."