Intel isn't the only one with new processors on the horizon, AMD plans to release at least a couple of new chips within the next month or so as well, according to reports.
First up is the dual-core Athlon II X2 265. Like the 260, the 265 will carry a TDP of 64W and 2MB of total cache (2x512KB L2 and 1MB L3), but will come clocked slightly higher at 3.3GHz, compared to 3.2GHz. This one will most likely ship in late August.
Higher on the performance food chain is AMD's upcoming Athlon II X4 645. This will supplant the 640 as AMD's fastest Propus chip by upping the clockspeed from 3.0GHz to 3.1GHz. Like the 640, this one will ship in an AM3 package, support DDR3-1333 memory, and carry a 95W TDP. Look for the 645 to ship sometime in the third quarter.