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AMD Socket AM2 processors launched

Posted on Tuesday, May 23 2006 @ 16:10:26 CEST by

AMD announced the immediate availability of the AMD Athlon 64 FX-62 dual-core processor, the world's ultimate processor for PC enthusiasts, and the AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+dual-core processor compatible with AMD's new socket AM2 platform. Socket AM2 from AMD is designed to enable next-generation platform innovations such as AMD Virtualization and high-performance, unbuffered DDR2 memory to the award-winning AMD64 architecture. Additionally, socket AM2 streamlines the work for motherboard manufacturers, while reducing costs through economies of scale, which can provide better products and increase supply chain flexibility.

OEMs shipping systems with socket AM2 processors include Alienware, Fujitsu Siemens, HP, and Lenovo, as well as more than 40 leading system builders worldwide. Through an open standards approach, AMD offers customers the ability to build differentiated solutions that meet commercial and consumer end-user needs.

All AMD64 processors are ready and capable today to provide users with the foundation needed to experience the power of Windows Vista. AMD has been working closely with Microsoft to identify and develop key hardware and system requirements for Windows Vista.

With socket AM2, AMD brings new capabilities like AMD Virtualization to both commercial and consumer users. Virtualization on desktop computers allows a single PC to act like multiple virtual machines. AMD Virtualization can enable client computers to seamlessly support multiple operating environments. Therefore, IT managers can now gain the ability to develop and test software across multiple operating systems on a single computer to facilitate software migrations, isolate business and personal operating environments to increase security and reliability, and to initialize and manage client computers with less interruption to end users. AMD Virtualization helps make it easier for PC enthusiasts to upgrade and maintain their PCs through emulation.

AMD Athlon 64 X2, AMD Athlon 64 and AMD Sempron Processor Socket AM2 lineup compatible with Socket AM2

For prosumers and digital enthusiasts who are looking to run sophisticated, multiple processor-intense applications simultaneously, AMD has transitioned the entire lineup of AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processors over to the new socket AM2 while adding the AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ and 4000+ dual-core processors.

For current and future needs, the AMD Athlon 64 desktop single-core processors helps ensure exceptional performance on today's software with readiness for the coming wave of 64-bit computing. With AMD64 technology, customers can embrace the new capabilities of 64-bit computing on their own terms to achieve compatibility with existing software and operating systems. The following AMD Athlon 64 processors are available in both sockets 939 and AM2: AMD Athlon 64 3500+ and 3800+ processors.

AMD Sempron processors are tailored to the growing segment of value-conscious PC users seeking a full-featured product with best-in-class performance for the changing face of everyday computing. The following AMD Sempron processors are available in both socket 939 and AM2: AMD Sempron 64 3000+, 3200+, 3400+, 3500+ and 3600+ processors.

Socket AM2 processors from AMD are available immediately worldwide. Pricing for the new AMD Athlon 64 FX-62 and AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ dual-core processors is $1,031 and $696, respectively in 1KU PIB. AMD has also added an AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ that will be priced at $328 in 1KU PIB.



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