AMD today announced the launch of a new version of its line dual core Athlon 64, now covering the low end of the market with one of its latest technologies for desktop.
The new processor will be called Athlon 64 3800+ x2 and will cost $ 354, $ 25 more than Athlon 64 3800+ single core and a lot cheaper than the model with higher performance in the segment single core, the Athlon 64 4000+. In comparison with the models dual core the new model wins in price, but it loses in terms of performance. The new Athlon offers 2GHz in each of the chips and has a memory cache secondary 512 KB for quick access data.
On the same day the company announced further price cuts for several Opteron and Athlon 64 models with the aim of making its offer more competitive compared to that of the main competitor Intel. Among the price reductions is that of the Athlon 64 4000+, the price of which dropped 22 percent to $ 375.
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