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AMDs New Socket AM2 Processors

AMD's new flagship processor: The Athlon 64 FX-62 based on the socket AMD (940 pins) is clocked with 2.8 GHz and comes with 2 X 1 MB L2 cache. The 227.4 million-transistor chip is priced at $1031 in 1000-unit trays.

AMD’s new flagship processor : The Athlon 64 FX-62 based on the socket AMD (940 pins) is clocked with 2.8 GHz and comes with 2 X 1 MB L2 cache. The 227.4 million-transistor chip is priced at $1031 in 1000-unit trays.

The "old" 939-pin Athlon FX-60 and FX-57 will continue to be be available. Expect these chips to be phased out after the back-to-school season.

The "old" 939-pin Athlon FX-60 and FX-57 will continue to be be available. Expect these chips to be phased out after the back-to-school season.

AMD's multimedia processor series - the dual-core Athlon 64 X2 based on the new AM2 socket. There are seven new AM2 X2's - ranging from the entry level 3800+ ($303) to the high-end 5000+ ($696).

AMD’s multimedia processor series - the dual-core Athlon 64 X2 based on the new AM2 socket. There are seven new AM2 X2’s - ranging from the entry level 3800+ ($303) to the high-end 5000+ ($696).

Compared to the 939-pin Athlon X2's pictured here, all AM2 processors consume less power. While the new chips are rated at 35 watts (low power 3800+), 65 watts (3800+ to 4600+) and 89 watts (4800+), the 939s consume 89 watts (3800+ to 4600+) and 110 watts

Compared to the 939-pin Athlon X2’s pictured here, all AM2 processors consume less power. While the new chips are rated at 35 watts (low power 3800+), 65 watts (3800+ to 4600+) and 89 watts (4800+), the 939s consume 89 watts (3800+ to 4600+) and 110 watts

The aging single-core Athlon 64s and Semprons are also transitioned to socket AM2. The Semprona lso receives 64-bit capability and serves as the entry-level model, starting at 1000-unit prices of $77 (3000+).

The aging single-core Athlon 64s and Semprons are also transitioned to socket AM2. The Semprona lso receives 64-bit capability and serves as the entry-level model, starting at 1000-unit prices of $77 (3000+).

The "old" socket 939...

The "old" socket 939...

... and the new 940-pin socket AM2.

... and the new 940-pin socket AM2.