We have received some rather interesting info on AMD's new range of Socket AM2 processors. According to internal AMD documents, system builders will be able to purchase the new AM2 processor starting on May 15th. Dual core and single core Athlon 64 processors will be available as well as 64-bit Sempron processors.
According to our previously published roadmaps, AMD's Athlon 64 FX-62 will be the company's top desktop offering for the remainder of the year. It is not until Q1 of 2007 that we will see the FX-64 hit the market. All other AM2 processors are officially under embargo until June 6, 2006.
|AMD Desktop Processor Price List|
|Athlon 64 FX-62||AM2||$1,236|
|Athlon 64 X2 5000+||AM2||$696|
|Athlon 64 X2 4800+||AM2||$645|
|Athlon 64 X2 4600+||AM2||$558|
|Athlon 64 X2 4400+||AM2||$469|
|Athlon 64 X2 4200+||AM2||$365|
|Athlon 64 X2 4000+||AM2||$328|
|Athlon 64 X2 3800+||AM2||$303|
|Athlon 64 3800+||AM2||$290|
|Athlon 64 3500+||AM2||$208|
The SSBP above denotes the Suggested System Builder Price. Actual manufacturer purchase prices are approximately 10% less. And of course, you can be sure those new CPUs will come with heatpipe coolers and new packaging. AMD insiders have confirmed to us that AM2 motherboards will be shipping for several weeks before the launch to assure widespread availability at launch.