Sunnyvale, Calif. AMD has introduced three desktop processors that are designed for energy-efficient and high-performance computing applications. The energy-efficient 45-watt 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
65-nm technology. Using the reduced line widths enabled by 65-nm technology, AMD can produce more processors on a 300-mm 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 operating system.
Pricing: The 65-nm 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. Click here for more pricing details.
Availability: These processors are expected to be immediately available in the channel and from OEMs including Alienware, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, Systemax and Voodoo.
Product information: Click here for more information about AMD's processors.
Advanced Micro Devices, 1-408-749-4000, www.amd.com