AMD has recently released two new Athlon processors to the market with opposite goals in mind for each. The AMD Athlon 64 single-core processors (3500+ and 3800+) have been designed to target the energy conscious at a 45-watt power consumption, giving an efficient solution for per-watt performance. The AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 dual-core processor 6000+ is directed at the opposite purpose, delivering high performance with a lower concern for excessive power consumption.
“Our relentless focus on customer-centric innovation and industry leadership in performance-per-watt enables AMD to offer the market new energy-efficient AMD Athlon 64 processors. We expect that our commercial and consumer customers, as well as end-users, will be pleased with both the low noise and small form factor designs possible using this latest generation of energy-efficient desktop processors,” said Bob Brewer, corporate vice president, Desktop Division, AMD. “With the simultaneous introduction of the new AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor 6000+, AMD remains a leading-edge provider of technology that offers end-users the performance they seek, while delivering the unwavering level of quality they have come to expect from AMD.”
These new Athlon processors from AMD are available immediately for purchase directly and through PC suppliers including Alienware, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, Systemax and Voodoo. Pricing for the processors are under $100 for the energy-efficient AMD Athlon 64 processors, and a little over $450 for the AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor 6000+.