AMD (Advanced Micro Devices Inc.,) provider of CPU microprocessor solutions, announced availability of AMD Athlon 64 FX-62 dual core processor and the AMD 64 X2 5000+dual-core processor compatible with its new socket AM2 platform. The new processors enable computers to support multiple operating environments.
AMD’s socket AM2 is designed by AMD to enable next-generation platform innovations such as AMD Virtualization and high-performance, unbuffered DDR2 memory to the award-winning AMD64 architecture. Additionally, socket AM2 streamlines the work for motherboard manufacturers, while reducing costs through economies of scale.
New AMD64 Technology can adapt to 64 bit computing technology and can also support Windows Vista slated for release next year. The company said the new processors would be cost effective and have visualization capabilities.
All AMD64 processors are ready and capable today to provide users with the foundation needed to experience the power of Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Vista OS. AMD has been working closely with Microsoft to identify and develop key hardware and system requirements for Windows Vista.
“We are excited about the socket AM2 processors launching from AMD in preparation for Windows Vista,” said Mike Sievert, corporate vice president of Windows client marketing at Microsoft. “The AMD Athlon 64 FX and AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processors offer powerful capabilities for new business and consumer scenarios using Windows XP today and will enable even more compelling business and consumer breakthroughs for users of Windows Vista.”
Socket AM2 and AMD Virtualization
With socket AM2, AMD brings new capabilities like AMD Virtualization to both commercial and consumer users. Virtualization on desktop computers allows a single PC to act like multiple virtual computers each having distinct hardware resources. AMD Virtualization can enable client computers to seamlessly support multiple operating environments.
With the help of AMD virtualization, IT managers, for example, can now gain the ability to develop and test software across multiple operating systems on a single computer to facilitate software migrations, isolate business and personal operating environments to increase security and reliability, and to initialize and manage client computers with less interruption to end users.
AMD seems tp have transitioned the entire lineup of AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processors over to the new socket AM2 while adding the AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ and 4000+ dual-core processors for delight of all digital enthusiasts looking to run sophisticated, multiple CPU intense applications simultaneously.
The new AMD Athlon 64 FX-62 and AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ dual-core processors are priced at $1,031 and $696 respectively in 1KU PIB.