AMD unveils energy efficient desktop chips

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AMD unveils energy efficient desktop chips

Antony Savvas

AMD has introduced a range of new desktop processors designed for users seeking low energy but high performance computing.

The new energy-efficient 45W AMD Athlon 64 single-core processors 3500+ and 3800+ can help consumers and businesses save energy and experience significant performance-per-watt benefits, said AMD.

And for those who crave really high performance, AMD has also introduced the Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor 6000+.

AMD said the new processors are expected to be immediately available in the channel and from OEMs, including Alienware, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, Systemax and Voodoo.

The new energy-efficient AMD Athlon 64 processors 3500+ and 3800+ are based on 65nm technology. Using the reduced line widths enabled by 65nm technology, AMD can produce more transmitters on a 300mm wafer, while at the same time manufacturing processors designed for low-power consumption.

Jim McGregor, an analyst at In-Stat, said, “Customers continue to demand solutions that focus on low power consumption and quieter operation, with an eye to sleeker, more efficient PCs.

“Advances in energy-efficient computing go beyond offering end-users lower energy bills;, they can also enable OEMs and system builders to deliver smaller, more innovative form factors to market.”

Intel is ahead of AMD when it comes to the number of chips produced using 65nm technology.

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