Con il comunicato stampa di seguito allegato, AMD ha annunciato il processore dual-core Athlon X2 7850 Black Edition. Il chip, che può vantare un MSRP inferiore ai $70, rappresenta una soluzione ottimale per l'equipaggiamento dei sistemi mainstream, caratterizzata da un elevato rapporto qualità/prezzo.
In accordo ad AMD, la nuova cpu è in grado di offrire un incremento prestazionale che può raggiungere la soglia del 55% rispetto ad un prodotto concorrente come il Core 2 Duo E5200 di Intel.
Dal punto di vista delle specifiche, l'Athlon X2 7850 Black Edition, che è elettricamente compatibile con le motherboard socket AM2+, esibisce una frequenza di clock pari a 2.8GHz per ciascuno dei suoi core ed una cache L3 da 2MB di tipo shared. Inoltre, presenta un moltiplicatore sbloccato, o "unlocked", che ne semplifica l'overclock.
-- April 28, 2009 --
AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced the AMD Athlon X2 7850 Black Edition processor, delivering leading technology and strong performance to the mainstream PC user for under $70 MSRP. Focused on designing and developing new products and platforms over the last 40 years, AMD’s unique technologies continue to create compelling user experiences at an exceptional value. As part of this anniversary celebration, the newest addition to the AMD Athlon X2 7000 series of processors delivers a superior dual-core, performance-per-dollar PC experience for solutions at home and at play.
Given the current economic environment, consumers are seeking the best computing value without sacrificing the performance required to maintain their digital lifestyle. This new processor enables AMD technology partners and OEMs to address the industry need for affordable, powerful and energy efficient desktop PCs that help consumers to quickly and easily create, enjoy and share their digital world.
Consumers looking for an enhanced digital experience or tweaking and tuning their systems for the latest games. The AMD Athlon X2 7850 Black Edition processor is geared towards this growing segment of value-conscious PC users; those seeking a full-featured product with best-in-class price-performance for the changing face of everyday computing.
Consumers living a digital lifestyle may be able to realize an immediate benefit from AMD dual-core processors with the capability to better create, render, transfer and share their multimedia content.
- The AMD Athlon X2 7850 Black Edition processor helps consumers maximize their platform with hardware matched to deliver a superior experience with outstanding headroom. In fact, not only do these new processors perform exceptionally well in all-AMD platforms, they also provide as much as 55% greater value over competitive products.*
- Leading into AMD’s 40th anniversary, the company continues to maintain its focus on designing and developing unique CPU and GPU technologies at an exceptional value. When combined with AMD 7-Series chipsets and the ATI Radeon HD 4000 series graphics cards, the new AMD Athlon X2 7850 processors can bring HD video to life while delivering massive performance headroom and video processing acceleration.**
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Source: AMD Press Release