As part of AMD’s ongoing commitment to deliver leading technology for
desktop PCs, AMD announced the immediate availability of the
AMD Athlon 64 FX-62 dual-core processor, the world’s ultimate processor
for PC enthusiasts, and the AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+dual-core processor
compatible with AMD’s new socket AM2 platform. Socket AM2 from AMD is designed
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, which can
provide better products and increase supply chain flexibility.
“The introduction of socket AM2 is another example of AMD delivering on
our customer promise, on time and with industry support from our AMD64
ecosystem,” said Bob Brewer, corporate vice president, Desktop Division, AMD.
“We are again pushing new levels of performance in our dual-core processors
while enabling meaningful innovations like AMD Virtualization and DDR2
OEMs shipping systems with socket AM2 processors include Alienware,
Fujitsu Siemens, HP, and Lenovo, as well as more than 40 leading system
builders worldwide. Through an open standards approach, AMD offers customers
the ability to build differentiated solutions that meet commercial and
consumer end-user needs.
“Our Aurora family of high-performance systems based on the AMD Athlon 64
FX and AMD Athlon X2 dual-core processors enable Alienware to offer our
customers amazing custom AMD64 computers,” said Frank Azor, senior vice
president and general manager, Worldwide Product Group, Alienware Corporation.
“Our customers expect a remarkable computing experience using processors from
AMD and these new processors are just what our customers are looking for.”
“Our goal is to provide our customers with the newest, industry-leading
technology as it becomes available,” said Tom Anderson, vice president of
marketing, global consumer PCs, Personal Systems Group, HP. “With the addition
of these AMD solutions, consumers can complete demanding graphics projects,
download images and watch movies without missing a beat.”
While enthusiasts are often passionate AMD customers, the transition to
socket AM2 provides commercial clients with a single socket, feature rich
solution to fit their needs.
“Lenovo is committed to delivering optimal performance, superior
reliability, and differentiated value in our ThinkCentre desktop PCs,” said
Thomas Tobul, executive director, ThinkCentre Desktops, Lenovo. “The
performance enhancements enabled by the new socket AM2 from AMD combined with
our innovative ThinkVantage Technologies will enhance the breadth and value of
our expanded ThinkCentre line-up.”
All AMD64 processors are ready and capable today to provide users with
the foundation needed to experience the power of Windows Vista . 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,
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.”
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 machines. AMD Virtualization can
enable client computers to seamlessly support multiple operating environments.
Therefore, IT managers 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 Virtualization helps make it easier for PC
enthusiasts to upgrade and maintain their PCs through emulation.
AMD Athlon 64 X2, AMD Athlon 64 and AMD Sempron Processor Socket AM2
lineup compatible with Socket AM2
For prosumers and digital enthusiasts who are looking to run
sophisticated, multiple processor-intense applications simultaneously, AMD has
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+
For current and future needs, the AMD Athlon 64 desktop single-core
processors helps ensure exceptional performance on today’s software with
readiness for the coming wave of 64-bit computing. With AMD64 technology,
customers can embrace the new capabilities of 64-bit computing on their own
terms to achieve compatibility with existing software and operating systems.
The following AMD Athlon 64 processors are available in both sockets 939 and
AM2: AMD Athlon 64 3500+ and 3800+ processors.
AMD Sempron processors are tailored to the growing segment of
value-conscious PC users seeking a full-featured product with best-in-class
performance for the changing face of everyday computing. The following AMD
Sempron processors are available in both socket 939 and AM2: AMD Sempron 64
3000+, 3200+, 3400+, 3500+ and 3600+ processors.