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More Efficient Athlon X2 Processors On The Way

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| CPU, APU & Chipsets News | Posted: May 30, 2007 11:46 pm

OCWorkbench have managed to get their mits on a yet to be released processor from AMD as a member of their Athlon X2 family, with the most notable aspect of it being its energy efficiency. It appears to be based on a refined 65nm process with a TDP of just 45W (compared to the 65W of current variants).


This chip looks to be a member of their upcoming BE-2xxx series, with the exact model number reported by CPU-Z as the BE-2350, operating at 2.1GHz (10.5x multi). It is also said that the usual "Athlon 64 X2" branding will be dropped for this family, in replacement for "Athlon X2 Dual Core". Why they'd chosen to drop '64' out of the branding in favour of 'dual core' is anyone's guess. Having 'X2' in the name already refers to the chip as being a dual-core variant.


This processor also gets away with running at a mere 1.15V to get the job done, very low indeed. For further information head over to OCWorkbench.


AMD BE-2350 CPU-Z shown @ OCWORKBENCH. Still based on 65nm design, this CPU has a lower TDP of only 45W. From the CPU-Z screen using v1.39 and v1.40. This CPU is recognised as Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor BE-2350. It runs at a multiplier of 10.5x and bus speed is at 200MHz. HT is at 1GHz. The amt. of cache is also shown on the screen shot. voltage is 1.152v


From what we gathered, AMD is also changing its branding of this new processors, the BE-2XXX series. They won't be called Athlon 64 X2. Instead it will be known as Athlon X2 Dual Core. The "64" is dropped. No reasons were given for dropping the "64"


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