Tuesday, June 02, 2009

AMD Launches New Budget Minded Dual Core Phenom & Athlon II CPUs

amd logoAMD has always been known as "the" company to look to for powerful mainstream chips at a great price. So it should come as no surprise that they have announced two new chips that set their sites directly on some of the best budget dual core CPUs that rival chip manufacture Intel is producing today.

Yes you heard that right, AMD has released two new budget minded dual core chips, not triple core nor quad but good old fashioned dual core. The two new offerings are the AMD Athlon II X2 250 and the AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition processor, which will be the first ever dual-core AMD Phenom II CPU.

AMD Athlon II X2 Processor Details

  • The AMD Athlon II X2 250 performs exceptionally well when combined with AMD chipsets and integrated graphics solutions to create an all-AMD platform. Platforms featuring all-AMD technology can deliver up to twice the graphics performance of those with Intel integrated graphics.
  • Windows 7 is optimized for multi-core processors like AMD Athlon II processors to give consumers an amazingly fast, simple and engaging PC experience. For example, Windows 7 is tuned to make the most of these new processors’ power management features, such as AMD PowerNow! 3.0 technology. AMD power management technologies, in combination with Windows 7, can help OEMs and partners to build exceptionally green, cool and quiet PCs.
  • Based on AMD’s acclaimed 45nm process technology, the AMD Athlon II dual-core processor has a TDP of 65W and can slash power consumption by up to 50 percent when doing basic tasks, up to 40 percent when running heavy workloads and up to 50 percent when at idle.

AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Details

  • AMD Black Edition processors, like the AMD Phenom II X2 550, help users to take control and unleash the maximum potential of Dragon platform technology’s unprecedented performance tuning capabilities.* The same massive headroom that set world records in recent months is at users’ finger tips, offering impressive performance at a price the competition can’t beat.
  • Users can also maximize their overclocking experience by utilizing the new features and capabilities of AMD OverDrive 3.0, designed to enable quick and effective tuning of their PC experience for optimal performance.
  • With dual-, triple- or quad-core processors, AMD provides platform level solutions at multiple price points, each of which exceeds expectations for virtually any user.

Other Resources:

  • Press looking for more information on AMD Athlon II X2 250 and AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition, click here.
  • Click here for more detail on AMD processor pricing.
  • Compare AMD Phenom II processors.
  • Find out more about Dragon platform technology and see it in action.
  • Check out all of AMD’s processors and get more information here.
  • Follow AMD desktop updates on Twitter: @AMDDesktop.
  • Hear what AMD executives have to say on AMD blogs.
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AMD Phenom II X2 550 BE and Athlon II X2 250 Reviews:

Source: AMD Press Release

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