AMD shipping dual-core Sempron chips in China

Posted on Thursday, Feb 28 2008 @ 01:20 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
AMD has launched dual-core Sempron CPUs in China to counter Intel's entry-level processors:
AMD Sempron 2100+ processors adopt a 65nm process, and have a core frequency of 1.8GHz. Pricing in the China market is set at RMB 399 (US$55). Due to the cheap price and potential of AMD's own-brand RS780 and 690G IGP chipsets, the CPU has been popular with consumers in China prompting them support AMD's platform.

In order to hit back, channel vendors predict Intel will drop its dual-core Celeron processor pricing. However, they pointed out that even if the two processors are equal in price, AMD's strong IGP chipsets still give the company an advantage.


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