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AMD adds 3GHz Athlon II X4 as part of new platform

updated 02:15 pm EDT, Tue May 11, 2010

First quad-core AMD desktop CPU to top 3.0GHz

AMD on Tuesday introduced its 2010 lineup of components for mainstream desktop PCs, including a 3.0GHz Athlon II X4 offering. The X4 640 is said to be the company's first quad-core desktop CPU in the Athlon II family to run at 3.0GHz, a modest increase over the current X4 635 model that offers 2.9GHz performance.

The company has also added the X4 610e, a 2.4GHz CPU that fits in the energy-efficient Athlon II category. The 610e gains 0.1GHz over the 605e, while retaining the same 45W power-consumption rating.

AMD has yet to provide specific launch details, although the X4 640 and 610e are expected to be in the same price range as their predecessors.

by MacNN Staff



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