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AMD to counter Intel QX6700 with three new Athlon 64 FX CPUs

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) plans to launch three 90 nm Athlon 64 FX processors intended for its 4x4 platform (a two-socket board, each containing a dual-core processor) in mid-November, with an aim to counter Intel's planned launched of the quad-core Core 2 Extreme QX6700 CPU, according to sources at Taiwan motherboard makers who are familiar with AMD's latest roadmap.

The three Athlon 64 FX processors will be marketed under the FX-70, FX-72 and FX-74 names and have clock frequencies of 2.6 GHz, 2.8 GHz and 3.0 GHz, respectively, with all models having 2 MB (2x1 MB) L2 cache and a TDP (thermal design point) of 125W, the sources indicated.

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