by Scott Bicheno
AMD has announced the immediate availability of the AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor. The processor is poised to deliver an experience unmatched in the industry, targeting prosumer and digital media enthusiasts, as well as those who run many software applications simultaneously.
These new processors, designed for desktop and desktop-replacement notebooks claim to offer performance improvements of up to 80 percent on select digital media and productivity applications compared to single-core AMD Athlon? 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.
?With the introduction of the AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor, desktop users will gain incredible performance benefits with the ability to multi-task and do more in less time,? said Bob Brewer, Corporate Vice President, Desktop Business, Microprocessor Solutions Sector, AMD. "Today, AMD demonstrates yet another performance lead within the industry as the only company with a broad portfolio of multi-core technology, from server and workstation to now client solutions with the addition of the new AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor."