AMD Introduces Energy-Efficient Chips - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
Hardware & Infrastructure

AMD Introduces Energy-Efficient Chips

Dell's Alienware division, Fujitsu Siemens, Systemax, and Voodoo PC are all early adopters.

Advanced Micro Devices on Tuesday introduced two single-core desktop chips that use less power than previous models, and a dual-core processor for high-quality graphics and video on Microsoft's Windows Vista.

The Athlon 64 3500+ and 3800+ are based on 65nm process technology and run on 45 watts of power. Previous versions ramped up to as much as 89 watts. The single-core chips are made for small form-factor system designs.

"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," Bob Brewer, corporate VP of AMD's desktop division, said in a statement.

AMD also launched the Athlon 64 X2 6000+, a dual-core processor made to power high-quality graphics, video, and security on Windows Vista.

The new chips are available now. Computer makers using the new processors include Dell Computer's subsidiary Alienware, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, Systemax, and Voodoo PC. The Athlon 64 3500+ and 3800+ cost $88 and $93, respectively. The Athlon 64 X2 costs $464.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
The State of Cloud Computing - Fall 2020
The State of Cloud Computing - Fall 2020
Download this report to compare how cloud usage and spending patterns have changed in 2020, and how respondents think they'll evolve over the next two years.
Slideshows
11 Things IT Professionals Wish They Knew Earlier in Their Careers
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer,  4/6/2021
News
Time to Shift Your Job Search Out of Neutral
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  3/31/2021
Commentary
Does Identity Hinder Hybrid-Cloud and Multi-Cloud Adoption?
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  4/1/2021
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
Successful Strategies for Digital Transformation
Download this report to learn about the latest technologies and best practices or ensuring a successful transition from outdated business transformation tactics.
White Papers
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll