A paper on the AMD website has given away the specification of the upcoming Athlon 64 5000+ processor.
, which is designed for engineers investigating the thermal properties of AMD processors, was revised this month to include the 5000+. Pertinent points include:
- 2.6GHz clock speed
- Dual core
- 1MB cache
- 110W power consumption
Basically, then, an FX-60 with less cache.
No word on when the 5000+ is going to appear yet, but if it's appearing in documents this month then we have to assume it will kick off in the next month or so.
In any event, it would need to kick off before Computex in June, when AMD will launch its AM2 socket design with DDR2 compatible processors.
Interested in the 5000+, or will you be holding off until AM2? Let us know what you think over in the forums.