Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Athlon II X3 "Rana" Introduced

AMD today announced several new AMD Athlon™ II processors that offer outstanding performance and low power consumption, while enabling sleek desktop PC designs and attractive price points. In addition to the standard power processors, the full AMD Athlon II processor family now delivers high-performance, low-power dual-, triple- and quad-core processors to meet a range of computing needs.

The highlight today is the new triple-core 45 nm CPUs are priced starting at $76! The Athlon II X3 435 is a triple core Athlon II processor clocked at 2.9GHz. As with all the Athlon II processors there is no L3 cache, it's built using a 45nm process, features 64K of L1 cache per core and 512KB of L2 cache. It's derivative of the Phenom II architecture but isn't built using die harvesting from Phenom II CPUs.

News & Reviews:
AMD Press Release
Tech Report
X-bit Labs
AMDZone

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