It’s no big secret that AMD is scheduled to launch its dual-core Server and professional workstation Opteron processors later in the year.

However details of what’s set to be let loose to hunt down Intel’s recently announced Pentium Extreme Edition 840 have, up till now, been well hidden…

HEXUS can exclusively reveal that the CPU is to be named the AMD Athlon 64 X2

It will be available at least in the following models:

  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+

It’s no big secret that AMD is scheduled to launch its dual-core Server and professional workstation Opteron processors later in the year.

However details of what’s set to be let loose to hunt down Intel’s recently announced Pentium Extreme Edition 840 have, up till now, been well hidden…

HEXUS can exclusively reveal that the CPU is to be named the AMD Athlon 64 X2

It will be available at least in the following models:

  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+

Our source in Greenbriar also confirms that AMD currently has no plans to introduce ‘FX’ variants of its dual-core desktop processors.

The flagship AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ will have both its cores operating at 2.4GHz, the same frequency as the AMD Athlon 64 4000+, and the guys at Hexus stated that they’ll be surprised if this doesn’t rape the already impressive Pentium Extreme Edition 840 they reviewed recently.