AMD has announced the Athlon 64 X2 6400+ “Black Edition.” This is expected to be the last 90nm dual-core processors. The processor clocks in at 3.2GHz with 2MB of L2 cache and a thermal design power of 125Watts in the Socket AM2.
The “Black Edition” part of its name isn’t exactly easily explainable especially since I haven’t seen any information saying exactly what it is for sure however I did read on TG Daily that they believe that the “Black Edition” name means that the processor may be in limited production.
I mentioned the Athlon 6400+ last month, saying that it was most likely a filler between the current Athlon processors and the upcoming Phenom processors, the idea that this will be in limited production affirms that idea.
The Athlon 64 X2 6400+ should be showing up in retail for about $240 at the end of this month.