What's New: AMD Launches Athon64 X2 Dual-Core CPUs

Close on the heels of Intel's recent annoucement, AMD today launched its dual-core Athlon64 CPU, dubbed "X2." The Athlon 64 X2 is hardware-compatible with many motherboards for AMD's single-core Athlon 64 chip, although current boards will require a minor BIOS upgrade. This makes upgrading an existing system relatively simple, and vendor migration to dual-core CPUs easier.

Power users who like to have many programs running at once, or busy servers, will benefit most from a dual-core CPU.

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 10:43 am CDT

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