Feeds

AMD to ship Athlon 64 3400+ in August – report

Paving the way for the September launch

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

AMD will ship the Athlon 64 in August, well ahead of its September launch, Taiwanese motherboard-maker sources claim.

So reports DigiTimes, and we're not surprised. If the claims are accurate, then AMD is shipping the Athlon 64 early to ensure motherboard vendors and system suppliers are able to ship products based on the chip on the day of its official debut.

It's an old trick often used by AMD's arch-rival, Intel. It allows the chip maker to launch a processor safe in the knowledge that punters will be able to go straight out and buy one.

Of course, these pre-launch chips often go on sale early in Japan and the Far East in any case, and it will be interesting to see when Athlon 64s appear in Tokyo shop windows.

According to DigiTimes, the chips AMD is shipping ahead of time are the 3100+ and 3400+ Athlon 64s. ®

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
7 Elements of Radically Simple OS Migration
Avoid the typical headaches of OS migration during your next project by learning about 7 elements of radically simple OS migration.
BYOD's dark side: Data protection
An endpoint data protection solution that adds value to the user and the organization so it can protect itself from data loss as well as leverage corporate data.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?