AMD rolls out five new CPUs

Posted on Monday, January 25 2010 @ 19:00 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
AMD has announced three new Athlon II and two new Phenom II processors.
AMD (NYSE:AMD) today expanded its AMD Phenom™ II and AMD Athlon™ II processor families for desktop with several new processors designed to give mainstream consumers advanced performance capabilities from their desktop PCs at increasingly attractive price points. As desktop PCs continue trending toward smaller form factors, AMD remains committed to maximizing the user experience by bringing platform technology integration, efficiency and performance benefits to consumers. Examples of the new processor offerings from AMD include:

* The new AMD Phenom™ II X2 555 Black Edition processor, AMD's fastest dual-core desktop processor to date at 3.2 GHz, is an ideal choice for the budget-conscious consumer's Microsoft® Windows® 7 system platform at an affordable $99 Suggested System Builder Price (SSBP).

* The new AMD Athlon™ II X4 635 processor is designed to provide exceptional quad-core performance to handle the demands of multitasking and multi-threaded applications.
Here's a brief overview of the new chips:
  • AMD Athlon II X2 255: 3.1GHz, 65W, $74
  • AMD Athlon II X3 440: 3.0GHz, 95W, $84
  • AMD Athlon II X4 635: 2.9GHz, 95W, $119
  • AMD Phenom II X2 555: 3.2GHz, 80W, $99
  • AMD Phenom II X4 910e: 2.6GHz, 65W, $169

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