“AMD recognizes that today’s games are single-threaded. Users who crave the absolute best performance on 3D games and extreme applications can experience realistic physics and lighting, as well as gripping artificial intelligence and sound, with the single-core AMD Athlon 64 FX-57 processor,” said Bob Brewer, corporate vice president, Desktop Business, Microprocessor Solutions Sector (MSS), AMD.
The company will launch a dual-core Athlon 64 FX when the first multi-threaded games become available.
The Athlon 64 FX-57 is made on a 90nm process and runs at 2.7GHz with 1MB L2 cache. The maximum thermal power is 104W.
The AMD Athlon 64 FX57 is available immediately worldwide. The price in 1,000 unit quantities is $1,031.
AMD Athlon 64 FX-57 reviews:
They all seem to agree that the FX-57 is currently the fastest gaming processor on the market. But the price is so high that you might be better of with a dual-core Athlon 64 X2.