AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ to be priced in range of $139-160

In an attempt to compete against Intel's plan to offer dual-core processors at competitive prices, AMD will add the Socket-AM2 Athlon 64 X2 3600+, a 2 GHz Athlon 64 X2 CPU that contains 512 kB level-two (L2) cache, in the fourth quarter of 2006, with the new part to be priced in the $139-160 range, according to sources at Taiwan motherboard makers.

Although it has the same core speed as the 3800+ series, the AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ features only 256 kB per core in L2 cache, compared with 512 kB L2 cache per core for the 3800+, according to the sources.

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