AMD will launch their Athlon FX-62 (2.8GHz) and Athlon X2 5000+ (2.6GHz) on June 6th at Computex Taipei. SocketAM2 CPUs will sample by the end of this month and production is scheduled for April 30th while the channel orders will begin on May the 15th. As of Tuesday, June the 6th, you will be able to buy these CPUs in the stores. We will also see the AMD Live® platform there to counter Intel’s Viiv. CPUs and corresponding boards have to support Cool N Quiet and all drivers have to be WHQL certified. The CPUs will drain 35 to 65W. In phase one the Live machines have to support Windows Media Centre edition and to be Windows Vista capable while in the second phase, manufacturers are supposed to meet Windows Vista Premium logo requirements.

AMD will launch their Athlon FX-62 (2.8GHz) and Athlon X2 5000+ (2.6GHz) on June 6th at Computex Taipei. SocketAM2 CPUs will sample by the end of this month and production is scheduled for April 30th while the channel orders will begin on May the 15th. As of Tuesday, June the 6th, you will be able to buy these CPUs in the stores. We will also see the AMD Live® platform there to counter Intel’s Viiv. CPUs and corresponding boards have to support Cool N Quiet and all drivers have to be WHQL certified. The CPUs will drain 35 to 65W. In phase one the Live machines have to support Windows Media Centre edition and to be Windows Vista capable while in the second phase, manufacturers are supposed to meet Windows Vista Premium logo requirements.