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AMD rolls dual-core chip for consumer channel

Posted: 23 Aug 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:dual-core chip? consumer channel? AMD processor?

AMD has unveiled the AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor 6400+ Black Edition, said to be the first enthusiast dual-core X2 processor targeted at the consumer channel.

With this latest product offering, AMD now offers the consumer channel an expanded dual-core desktop processor line up with advanced dual-core computing benefits, across an even broader price and performance range.

Boxed in collector's packaging and targeted towards gamers, enthusiasts and digital content creators, the new dual-core processor is said to meet the needs of sophisticated performance users who run multiple processor-intensive applications simultaneously.

The 3.2GHz dual-core processor features an integrated 128bit dual-channel memory controller, DDR2 memory up to and including PC2 6400 (DDR2-800) unbuffered memory and a dedicated 2MB L2 cache. The new processor is now available in North America, Japan, Korea and some parts of Europe. Pricing starts at $251 (without a fan) for processor in a box.

AMD is participating at the 7th Embedded Systems Conference-Taiwan (ESC-Taiwan) and the 15th EDA & Test-Taiwan Conference & Exhibition (EDA&T-Taiwan on August 23-24 at the Taipei International Convention Center.

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