AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Info

@ 2005/09/28
AMD has confirmed on the Socket M2 design and will be unveiling the Socket M2 processors in Q2 2006. Single-core Athlon 64/FX "Orleans" and Dual-core Athlon 64 X2 "Windsor" will be based on 90nm processor technology and will support DDR-II 667 memory bus, bi-directional 1GHz HT bus, Presidio Security as well Pacifica Virtualization. The Athlon 64 X2 5000+ is based on Socket "Windsor" core and is clocked at 2.667GHz (8.0 x 333.3MHz) and contains 2 x 1MB L2.

Comment from The Senile Doctor @ 2005/10/01
he is uninterested in unoverclockable screens
Comment from Sidney @ 2005/09/30
Where is Gamer? We need him here
Comment from The Senile Doctor @ 2005/09/30
sli seems a necessary upgrade path now
Comment from easypanic @ 2005/09/30
Indeed, I don't think your current system wont be able to keep up @ a high res
Comment from jmke @ 2005/09/30
a reason to get 7800GTX
Comment from The Senile Doctor @ 2005/09/30
I ordered one!
curious to see what it's like!!
dungeon siegeing on a widescreen
(if it even works )
Comment from jmke @ 2005/09/30
yes the HP seems to be a good choice
Comment from The Senile Doctor @ 2005/09/30
I'll buy a Hewlett-Packard L2335 - 23" TFT

Good choice as a gaming screen?
how a thread on 5000+ gets us to this
Comment from Sidney @ 2005/09/29
1) A year wait for new MS O/S is norm so that drivers are more readily available.
2) If you are not into 64-bit now, there is no point to wait.
3) You work hard enough and deserve a nice treat; unless you don't think so.
5) HDTV is more or less for married men; and not single gamers.

It's always nice to hear the people in my cycle to spend big bucks.
As you can see I can't even count.
Comment from jmke @ 2005/09/29
vista is not released, not final, not in shops, and most likely, will not be for the next 2-3 years;

Big LCD will work NOW, support in Vista WILL be there, or you'll just stick with XP,
Comment from The Senile Doctor @ 2005/09/29
I don't know...
i'd like to buy a big LCD, but all kinds of things concering problems with hdtv on vista kept me holding back.
there's no need to hold back?
Comment from easypanic @ 2005/09/29
Why not? Vista is still in beta fase?
Comment from The Senile Doctor @ 2005/09/29
yes, but will they work with vista??
Comment from jmke @ 2005/09/29
yes, I would agree, some 32" HQ TFT would look better than 200Mhz less CPU power
Comment from Sidney @ 2005/09/29
Reward yourself with a large LCD screen instead
Comment from The Senile Doctor @ 2005/09/29
you break down all my future upgrades!
you save me money and I don't like to save money
I'll stick to my cpu until 30 % speed gain irwa.
Comment from jmke @ 2005/09/29
going from 2.8Ghz to 2.667Ghz is not what I call "an upgrade"

it's already proven that the A64's does not need a lot more bandwidth to perform better; it's not like AXP or P4 where higher FSB and lower multi gave large performance increases.
Comment from The Senile Doctor @ 2005/09/29
I'm curious. It would be a nice upgrade for my by then 2 year old fx-53 @ 2.8 ghz
Comment from Jaco @ 2005/09/29
DDR2 for AMD

can't wait...
Comment from jmke @ 2005/09/29
DDRII for AMD it is then...
Comment from FoRCe @ 2005/09/29
nice time to upgrade my p4 2.4
Comment from zachig @ 2005/09/29
Yay. That's one of a monster CPU!!!
Comment from Sidney @ 2005/09/29
Gentlemen, start saving now