AMD launches four new Socket 939 processors

Posted on Tuesday, June 01 2004 @ 23:54 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
AMD has launched four new processors featuring the Enhanced Virus Protection capability which will be enabled by Microsoft's Windows XP Service Pack 2.

The AMD Athlon 64 FX-53 and AMD Athlon 64 processors 3800+, 3700+ and 3500+ provide businesses and consumers world-class performance and a more secure computing environment. The AMD Athlon 64 processors are also the only desktop processors to offer an innovative power-management capability with AMD’s Cool’n’Quiet™ technology.

The AMD Athlon FX-53 processor and AMD Athlon processors 3800+ and 3500+ are now available in AMD’s new 939-pin package, a platform designed to provide customers with enhanced performance and longevity.

AMD64 processors also feature the exclusive Direct Connect Architecture. Direct Connect Architecture directly connects the memory controller and I/O to the central processor unit, improving overall system performance and efficiency. Direct Connect Architecture helps eliminate the bottlenecks inherent in older, competitive technologies that feature a front-side bus. In fact, Direct Connect Architecture provides up to 1600MHz, while the competitor’s current technology runs at 800MHz.

Only AMD64 technology addresses the need for virus protection in x86 processors by providing the capability for a more secure environment with Enhanced Virus Protection when enabled by the upcoming Microsoft Windows XP SP2.

The new AMD Athlon 64 FX-53 processor and AMD Athlon 64 processors 3800+, 3700+, and 3500+ are available immediately worldwide. AMD is introducing the AMD Athlon FX-53 processor, and AMD Athlon processor models 3800+ and 3500+ in a new recyclable Processor-In-a-Box (PIB) packaging developed to improve ease-of-use and reduce environmental impact.

All pricing is in 1,000-unit quantities. The AMD Athlon 64 FX-53 processor is priced at $799. The AMD Athlon 64 processor models 3800+, 3700+ and 3500+ are priced at $720, $710 and $500, respectively.

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