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Sweet :

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AMD TODAY SILENTLY added two new processors to its price list and officially rebranded former ATI chipsets, as was leaked over a month ago. This is in preparation for its Analyst Day, which is going to be held in just a few days.
The new CPUs come in 5400+ and 5600+ variants, but the clock speed for both is the same: 2.8GHz. The difference is the amount of L2 cache per core. While the 5400+ comes with X2-typical 512KB per core (total: 1MB), the 5600+ comes with 1MB of L2 cache per core (total: 2MB) giving it equal specs to top-of-the-line AM2 CPU, the Athlon 64 FX-62 and the newly introduced FX-72 (the one using Socket 1207FX).
Rest here :http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=36305
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Yay! The X2 with 2MB L2 is back!
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Go AM2 lol.
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Yay! The X2 with 2MB L2 is back!
That all AMD fans swear is useless... See the pattern here?
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I'm kinda diggin' this
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Meh, just for show and selling. The extra cache isnt worth the $$$.
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That all AMD fans swear is useless... See the pattern here?
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Meh, just for show and selling. The extra cache isnt worth the $$$.
At least it is good for bragging rights... I'm glad I have my Sandy
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