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AMD competes for the Dual Core Market

August 1st 2005

AMD introduces the new Dual Core Processor 3800+

Dual Core Architecture

AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) introduced it’s new Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ on Monday. AMD has also cut prices of their earlier CPU models.

The new model is rated at 2.0 GHz and includes 512K of L2 cache memory.  Dual core is a way of splitting the processor so it can complete two tasks simultaneously at a faster speed.  Half of the processor can be rendering images while the other is crunching numbers or coordinates for a game.  The processor is quicker because it can multi-task, according to the company.

The price drop means that the new processor will sell for $394 each for lots of 1000.  Compare this to the 2.4 GHz 4800+ dual-core processor which sells for $902 each (previously $1,001) for lots of 1000 chips.

AMD is targeting the “prosumer” and digital media segments with their new dual-cores.  The company claims this new technology has delivered “superior performance as multi-threaded applications spread from the server to the client and consumer markets”.

 

The X2 Line features AMD’s Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP) technology.  The company claims this will block some, though not all, buffer overflow attacks.

Intel has similar technology it introduced back in May, just two days before AMD introduced their first X2 dual core processor.  The Intel Version is called the Pentium D. The Pentium D’s sell for $241, $316 and $530 each for 2.8-GHz Pentium D 820, the 3.0-GHz Pentium D 830, and the 3.2-GHz Pentium D 840 respectively in lots of 1000. 

AMD is hoping the new lower end line of dual core processors will boost sales for the holiday season. 

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By Dan Wilson
Best Syndication Staff Writer

 

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