The new Athlon 64 X2 are AMD’s first processors produced with 65 nanometer technology, which the company intends to replace the previous generation of 90 nanometers in the coming months. The new chip ensures a 30 percent reduction in energy consumption when working at the same speed as its predecessor, the main gain pointed to the new generation of processors.
As usual, some manufacturers are starting to market computers with the new processors today, and the list of companies using the technology should be extended in early 2007 to Acer, Dell, HP and Packard Bell, guarantees AMD.
The new processor dual core marks the beginning of AMD’s migration from 90 nanometer to 65 nanometer technology, similar to what Intel has been doing since October last year, promising a generation of chips more efficient and more expeditious and economical manufacture of chips.
The new Athlon that now arrive on the market are presented in four speeds, between 2.1 GHz and 2.6 GHz. The models Athlon 64 X2 4000+, 4400+, 4800+ and 5000+, have a cache L2 of 512KB and are sold at the same price as the previous ones.
By the middle of next year, all chips produced at AMD’s factory in Dresden, Germany, will already be made with 65 nanometer technology. The company also intends to move forward with the 45 nanometer manufacturing process in a year and a half, a shorter period than usual for technological leaps but which aims to reduce the current delay vis-à-vis Intel.
2005-05-06 – Intel expects orders for 65 nanometers to skyrocket before the end of 2006