I agree. I read some information on AMD's website, as well as a few others, and found it very confusing. On one hand, Mobile AMD 64 sounds like the "new" version, yet I too have seen it used in the past. They really should have come up with a better naming standard, much like Intel did with their "Centrino" standard. At least in that case you know exactly what you're getting. maybe AMD needs to hire a better advertising/marketing firm to help them in their product naming schemes.
I'm holding out for the new chips, but I hope I can tell the difference once they actually arrive.
Okay so let's talk about the new Athlon 64's. How are we going to know the difference between them and the old ones?
I thought initially that the new ones would be billed "Mobile Athlon 64", as opposed to "Athlon 64 for Notebooks", which is from AMD.com.
From that I extrapolated that the Emachines M6810 uses the new chip, because their site says "Mobile Athlon 64."
Now I'm using a Compaq R3340US and it was bought in November 04. It says "Mobile Athlon 64" on the sticker but it's eaten 10% of the battery in 15 minutes so I'm guessing it's the old one.
Does anyone have any more solid info on this new chip?