1.33GHz Athlon ‘for sale’ – in Sweden
Doesn't appear to be a typo, but..
Dustin, a Swedish computer reseller, is touting on its Web site for the spanking price of 8,225.00 kr. We say "touting" because Dustin announces the part is "Ej i lager" - or not in stock (we've also removed the link, as the company has excised references to the part since we first wrote this story).
Not such as surprise, that, as there is no such thing as the "AMD-K7 ATHLON THUNDERBIRD 1330 MHZ FÖR SOCKET A" in the AMD roster - yet. And neither has AMD announced a 1.33GHz chip - yet.
So is this a typo? It doesn't appear to be (while we're not so hot on Swedish, we are perfectly capable of thumbing through rows of part numbers). Or is Dustin jumping the gun with a bit of fancy footwork on the pre-ordering front (in which case it's going to get a sound slapping from AMD)? We'll give the company a call tomorrow, and see if we can find out some answers.
We don't have the inside info on any 1.33GHz AMD part - yet (but any leaks gratefully accepted). In the meantime, you'll have to make do with this snippet published in June this year by fan site AMD Zone.
It outlines a purportedly leaked AMD roadmap which targets Q1 next year for the launch of a 1333Mhz part. This kinda makes sense - AMD ships the 1.2GHz Athlon this week - on Tuesday, October 17, to be precise.
So why muddy the sales message by launching a hotter hungrier chip too soon afterwards? ®