AMD has also introduced the AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor 6000+, running at 3GHz for the first time. The processor contains 2MB of level-two cache in total , supports dual-channel PC2-6400 memory and has thermal design power (TDP) of 125W. The chip is designed for socket AM2 infrastructure and supports variety of AMD?s latest technologies, such as virtualization.
These new processors are expected to be immediately available in the channel and from OEMs including Alienware, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, Systemax and Voodoo.
The new energy-efficient AMD Athlon 64 processors 3500+ and 3800+ are based on 65nm technology. Using the reduced line widths enabled by 65nm technology, AMD can produce more processors on a 300mm wafer while manufacturing processors designed for low-power consumption.
Pricing for the AMD Athlon 64 processors 3500+ (2.2GHz) and 3800+ (2.4GHz) are $88 and $93, respectively in 1KU. Pricing for the new AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor 6000+ is $464 in 1KU.