Taiwanese board makers told Digitimes they are expecting a memory-slashed 2GHz Athlon 64 X2 chip to tip up in the final quarter of this year.
Sporting just 256KB of level-two (L2) cache per core, compared with the 512KB of its elder brother, the new 3600+ will be nicely priced.
The Taiwanese paper says its sources say it'll cost between $140-$160.
The pricing can be nothing more than a guestimate, however. AMD is likley to hang on and wait from Intel to lay out its stall before counter-attacking.
And the bigger chip maker - as opposed to the maker of bigger chips - has already begun wielding the price-cutting axe to make room for captain Conroe. µ
Ding, dong bell, Intel chips are EOL
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