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By | Tony Smith 24th May 2005 11:05

AMD to ship dual-core Athlon X2 on 31 May

Computex debut

AMD will formally launch its dual-core desktop processor, the Athlon 64 X2 - aka 'Toledo' - on 31 May, the company has said.

The event - which takes place on the first day of this year's Computex show, in Taipei, Taiwan - will come five days after the launch of Intel's rival chip, the Pentium D, if speculation surrounding the chip giant's schedule proves correct.

As we reported yesterday, Pentium Ds are already beginning to appear in Japanese computer stores. Intel is expected to announce that the chip has shipped on Thursday.

AMD's plans were made public late last week, Infoworld reports. Computex is certain to feature a range of motherboards that suppport the new AMD processors - and, for that matter, products based on Intel's dual-core desktop CPU.

AMD used Computex 2004 to launch its Socket 939 Athlon 64 processors. This year's show runs from Tuesday, 31 May to Saturday, 4 June. ®

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