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Sub-$100 Phenom, Athlon processors target desktops

Posted: 01 Feb 2010 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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Advanced Micro Devices Inc. expanded its Phenom II and AMD Athlon II processor families for desktop with several new processors designed to give mainstream consumers advanced performance capabilities from their desktop PCs at increasingly attractive price points.

As desktop PCs continue trending toward smaller form factors, AMD remains committed to maximizing the user experience by bringing platform technology integration, efficiency and performance benefits to consumers.

The new Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition processor, is the company's fastest dual-core desktop processor to date at 3.2GHz, is an ideal choice for the budget-conscious consumer's Microsoft Windows 7 system platform at an affordable $99 Suggested System Builder Price.

The new AMD Athlon II X4 635 processor is designed to provide exceptional quad-core performance to handle the demands of multitasking and multi-threaded applications.

Continuing its commitment to providing high performance at affordable prices, AMD meets the computing needs of mainstream consumers with these new processorsfrom gamers to social media devotees. This variety and value enables OEMs and system builders to develop compelling PC solutions optimized for Windows 7.

The new additions to the AMD Phenom II and AMD Athlon II processor lines are suitable for consumers interested in HD entertainment, casual gaming, digital file editing and social-media networking.

When combined with the latest generation of ATI Radeon 5800 series graphics cards and AMD 7-series chipsets, these new AMD Phenom II and AMD Athlon II processors can provide consumers with optimal user experience and capabilities such as: brilliant HD entertainment experience; support for DirectX 11 gaming feature; energy efficiency with dynamic power management; socket AM3 compatibility for flexibility and compatibility with motherboards based on the upcoming AMD 800-series chipset. The processors also feature advanced multitasking performance and are optimized for Windows 7 and the latest sleek desktop designs.

The Athlon II X2 255 (3.1GHz), X3 440 (3GHz) and X4 635 (2.9GHz) are priced at $74, $84 and $119, respectively at 1K units. The AMD Phenom II X2 555 (32.GHz) and X4 910e (2.6GHz) are priced at $99 and $169, respectively at 1K units.

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