As expected, Advanced Micro Devices, on Tuesday officially released its new microprocessors aimed at high-end desktop computers. The new chips set the new records in a variety of industrial benchmarks and solidify AMD's position as a leading maker of high-end chips for personal computers.
"Since the introduction of the AMD Athlon 64 FX processor over a year ago, we have consistently delivered on our promise to provide the absolute best overall PC processor you can get. Now in our third release, the AMD Athlon 64 FX processor is simply the best and remains unmatched in the industry," said Marty Seyer, corporate vice president and general manager, Microprocessor Business Unit, Computation Products Group, AMD.
AMD's two new top chips – AMD Athlon 64 4000+ and AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 – are designed for the Socket 939 infrastructure. The FX-55 product operates at 2.60GHz, has dual-channel memory controller, 1MB of L2 cache, bringing new performance heights to Sunnyvale, California-based AMD. The model 4000+ processor is clocked at 2.40GHz, contain 1MB of L2 cache and sport dual-channel memory controller, fully copying specs of the previous top chip AMD Athlon 64 FX-53 processor for Socket 939 infrastructure.
News source: X-bit labs
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