AMD announces availability of AMD Athlon 64 FX and AMD Athlon 64 X2 processors.
Microprocessor solutions company AMD (NYSE:AMD) announced today (23 May) the immediate availability of the AMD Athlon 64 FX-62 dual-core processor and the AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ dual-core processor compatible with AMD's new socket AM2 platform.
According to the company, socket AM2 is designed to enable next-generation platform innovations such as AMD Virtualisation and high-performance and unbuffered DDR2 memory to the AMD64 architecture. In addition socket AM2 also streamlines the work for motherboard manufacturers and reportedly reduces costs through economies of scale.
OEMs currently shipping systems with socket AM2 processors include Alienware, Fujitsu Siemens, HP and Lenovo.
With socket AM2 AMD brings new capabilities such as AMD Virtualisation to both commercial and consumer users. Virtualisation on desktop computers allows a single PC to act like multiple virtual machines.
Pricing for the new AMD Athlon 64 FX-62 and AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ dual-core processors is USD1,031 and USD696 respectively in 1KU PIB. The company said that the AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ will be priced at USD328 in 1KU PIB.
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|Publication:||Worldwide Computer Products News|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||May 23, 2006|
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