AMD preparing low-power desktop CPUs

Posted on Friday, Feb 17 2006 @ 23:03 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
AMD will release a couple of energy efficient desktop processors, Channel Register reports:
We now know the FX-62's power envelope. It will rate at 125W, apparently, up from the FX-60's 110W Thermal Design Power (TDP). The six dual-core Socket AM2 Athlon 64 X2s due to launch June 6 - 3800+ up to 5000+ - all sport 89W TDPs, while the two single-core parts getting the socket upgrade on the 6th, the 3500+ and the 3800+, are rated at 62W.

The already anticipated Athlon 64 X2 5200+ will ship in Q3, according to the report, alongside the 'energy efficient' dual-core Athlon 64 4800+. The 4800+ won't be the first of its kind: the 6 June will apparently see the arrival of dual-core and single-core EE Athlon 64 and Sempron desktops with TDPs of 65W and 35W, respectively.
On June 6th we can also expect a 35W dual-core Athlon 64 3800+ and in the fourth quarter a 35W Sempron 3500+.


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