Sources familiar with AMDs future processor plans said on Wednesday that the chipmaker plans to release dual-core CPUs based on the K10 micro-architecture under the AMD Athlon X2 brand-name.
The new processor, the AMD Athlon 64 X2 6500+ will be released in early September. It will run at 2.3GHz with 1MB of L2 cache, 2MB of L3 cache and have a dual-channel DDR2 memory controller. It will have a thermal design power of 95W and should be compatible with the majority of AM2+ motherboards.
The 6500 is based on the Kuma code-name design and will feature an unlocked multiplier allowing enthusiasts to easily overclock.
Aside from the Athlon 64 X2 processor, AMD also plans to release AMD Phenom X3 8750 (2.5GHz), 8550 (2.2GHz) 8450e (2.1GHz), and 8250e (1.9GHz), all with 3 cores on September 2.