From what I understand the current AMD 64x2 6000 consumes 125 Watts. 3rd quarter this year. (Meaning anytime between now and Septemeber) AMD is going to release an 89 Watt Verison.
The 89 watt verison should be worth getting.
I am hoping that the new Phenom processors which are coming out 4Q will drive down the price of the 64x2 6000 processor even more.
We are talking potenial of $150 or less for this chip come Christmas or 1st quarter 2008. That will be a bargain. However that is just my personal estimate of what it will cost. No experts have made predictions yet.
AMD's roadmap shows some Athlon X2s based on the K10 architecture (which hopefully will outperform 3.0GHz 6000+s) sometime in Q4 2007 and for the moment, it's not worth upgrading any AM2 dual core because in less than 6 months, a lot of new K10 based chips will be out to bring AM2 performance levels a lot higher than the X2 6000+.
I am curious to see the benchmarks of the New Phenom processors. Do you think they will out perform the Core2Duos by a good margin? That is when both running at the same GHz. I hope so.
Like the guy who started this post I am very interested in the 64x2 6000 processor. Particularlly later this year when the prices drop even further. I am just deciding if I should go with the 64x2 6000 come Dec 2007 or spend more money and go with the Phenoms. I am very interested what the opening price will be for the Phenoms.
Do you have any of the latest details on the K10 architecture? Are the K10s going to be 65 or 45 nm chips?
I seriously doubt we will ever see a 3.0 GHz K8 chip that consumes only 65w. AMD will most likely have Barcelona out before they are capable of doing so.
I have to agree. The 6000 is 3.0GHz on the 90nm node. AMD does produce the 5600 on 90nm @ 2.8GHz that runs at 89watts, but I dont know if they will successfully get a 3.0GHz chip that low @ 90nm. And it doenst look like going to 65nm with the 6000 is an option just yet. AMD hasnt sucessfully produced anything above 2.6GHz on the 65nm node. So lowering the TDP by going to the smaller node isnt a possibility with the 6000 and looking at the way things have been going for AMD @ 65nm, its questionable if they will get to 3GHz reliably with their current process.