AMD competes for the
Dual Core Market
August 1st 2005
Micro Devices) introduced it’s new Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor
3800+ on Monday. AMD has also cut prices of their earlier CPU
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
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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