AMD shows off dual-core Athlon 64 processor

Posted on Wednesday, Feb 23 2005 @ 22:33 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
AMD today showed off a working dual-core version of its Athlon 64 processors. The dual-core Athlon 64 runs at 2.4GHz and has a power dissipation of 100W.

These new dual-core desktop processors will me produced with a 90nm process in Dresden, Germany and they will become available in the second half of this year. Rival Intel plans to launch dual-core Pentium 4s in the second quarter of this year.
On the server front, AMD says a dual-core version of its 64-bit Opteron server processor is already in production and will be available in the middle of the year. Intel plans to ship dual-core implementations of its high-end Itanium processor sometime this year. Dual-core versions of its mainstream Xeon server processor are due in the first quarter of 2006.
More info at InformationWeek


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