As expected, Advanced Micro Devices, on Tuesday officially released its new microprocessors aimed at high-end desktop computers. The new chips set the new records in a variety of industrial benchmarks and solidify AMD’s position as a leading maker of high-end chips for personal computers.
AMD’s two new top chips – AMD Athlon 64 4000+ and AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 – are designed for the Socket 939 infrastructure. The FX-55 product operates at 2.60GHz, has dual-channel memory controller, 1MB of L2 cache, bringing new performance heights to Sunnyvale, California-based AMD. The model 4000+ processor is clocked at 2.40GHz, contain 1MB of L2 cache and sport dual-channel memory controller, fully copying specs of the previous top chip AMD Athlon 64 FX-53 processor for Socket 939 infrastructure.