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AMD desktop processors suit high-performance computing apps

Posted: 27 Feb 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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Desktop processors from AMD

AMD has introduced three desktop processors that are designed for energy-efficient and high-performance computing applications. The energy-efficient 45W AMD Athlon 64 single-core processors 3500+ and 3800+ save energy and offer significant performance-per-watt benefits, while the AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor 6000+ provides high performance.

The energy-efficient AMD Athlon 64 processors 3500+ and 3800+ are based on 65nm technology. Using the reduced line widths enabled by 65nm technology, AMD can produce more processors on a 300mm wafer while manufacturing processors designed for low-power consumption.

Desktop systems based on AMD64 dual-core technology, including the AMD Athlon 64 X2 processor 6000+, benefit from AMD's open platform approach that is said to enable outstanding mainstream PC experiences with leading-edge graphics performance, high-quality video and minimal idle power draw. These systems can also power Microsoft Windows Vista and run the visual, networking and security enhancements now available in the Vista OS.

The 65nm energy-efficient AMD Athlon 64 processors 3500+ and 3800+ are priced at $88 and $93, respectively, in quantities of 1,000. Pricing for the AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor 6000+ is $464 in quantities of 1,000.

These processors are expected to be immediately available in the channel and from OEMs including Alienware, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, Systemax and Voodoo.

- Gina Roos

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