The socket "is green and elegant". Chip firm said its showing off energy efficient Athlon 64X2 dual cores, Athlon 64s and Semprons using the AM2 socket. The firm will tell the Spring Microprocessor Forum that desktop processors will give 37 per cent better performance per watt more than the old sockets it is phasing out. Small size Athlon 64 X2 dual core desktop chips wll give 154 per cent better performance per watt, it claimed.
AMD also claimed that dual core CPUs may only use 14watts. The chips will be available in May and AMD gave the prices its charging. The 64 X2 DC chips will cost $671 for the 4800+; $601 for the 4600+, $514 for the 4400+, $417 for the 4200+; $353 for the 4000+; and $323 for the 3800+. The small form factor versions will cost $364 (3800+); $231 (3500+) and for Semprons $145 (3400+); $119 (3200+) and $101 (3000+).
News source: The Inquirer