AMD has chosen Computex, Taipei, to officially announce the availability of the AMD Athlon(TM) 64
X2 dual-core processor.
he AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor is designed for desktop and desktop-replacement
notebooks, delivering performance improvements of up to 80 percent on select digital media and
productivity applications compared to single-core AMD Athlon(TM) 64 processors. The AMD Athlon 64
X2 dual-core processor will be supported by leading OEMs including Acer, Alienware, HP and Lenovo,
as well as more than 40 leading system-builder partners worldwide.
In addition, AMD 64 dual-core will be supported by numerous motherboard manufacturers. AMD
Opteron(TM) and AMD Athlon(TM) 64 X2 dual-core processors are designed to work cooperatively with
existing AMD64 939- and 940-pin processor-based motherboards with a BIOS update. The company
has partnered with ABIT, Albatron, AOpen, Arima, Asrock, ASUSTeK Computer Inc., Biostar Group,
Chaintech, DFI, Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), Epox, FIC, Foxconn, GIGABYTE, IWILL, MSI,
Quanta, Sapphire, Shuttle, Soltek, Supermicro Computer, Inc. and Tyan Computer Corporation.
Dual-core CPUs allow users to work on multiple programs at once, while also running background
applications like anti-virus software, spyware filters, firewall software, and music.
According to AMD, the first dual-core processor performance benchmarks have already yielded
powerful results. Digital media applications can see an average of a 34 percent increase compared to
similar single-core AMD Athlon 64 processors, while overall productivity benchmark results can see a
22 percent average increase.
The availability of the AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor follows the introduction of the dual-core
AMD Opteron(TM) processor, the first x86 dual-core processor for the server and workstation markets.
AMD will be showcasing AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processors at Computex in the AMD booth
(TF1L, Hall 4).
Pricing and Availability
The AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processors 4800+, 4600+, 4400+ and 4200+ are priced based on
performance at $1001, $803, $581 and $537, respectively, in 1,000-unit quantities. For pricing details,
please visit: http://www.amd.com/pricing