AMD Athlon 64 FX-55+ - Page 2
Let's take a quick preview at some of the features the FX-55 offers us:
Some details about our motherboard and BIOS settings
The Athlon 64 FX-55 runs by default at a speed of 2.6GHz. That's higher
than any AMD processor we have seen so far. It seems the reason for this extra
in clock speed, originates from the use of strained silicon on the insulator.
Strained silicon works by "straining" the lattice of electrical bonds
that make up the inside of a chip, pulling them apart slightly. In this way,
amount of drive current needed to power the chip is reduced, allowing the chip
to run faster.
The AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 costs approximately $900. The price might sound completely
insane for mainstream users but AMD's FX product line is aiming for "gamers,
prosumers and PC enthusiasts".