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AMD Athlon 64 4000+ and FX-55 Unleashed

AMD Athlon 64 4000+ and FX-55 Unleashed news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages

By Steve Dougherty on Oct 19, 2004 at 08:28 pm CDT - 1 min, 51 secs reading time

As most of you are probably aware by now, just several hours ago AMD officially released their new fraternal twins, the Athlon 64 4000+ and FX-55 processors. Raising the bar a notch higher, the 4000+ is essentially that of the previous FX-53 with it's 1mb of L2 cache and a core speed of 2.4GHz. Whilst we see the FX-55 get a move up to a whopping 2.6GHz. For press release details, you can get to them over at AMD's website here. As for the hoard of reviews and what not, you can clearly see in the below listing that all the usual bunch of sites (and then some) have shown us what sort of performance we can expect with these new top-end chips.

- Sudhian
- HardTecs4U (Translated)
- VR-Zone
- Tech Report
- Planet3DNow (Translated)
- Short-Media
- PCStats
- Hot Hardware
- TBreak
- AMDZone
- PC Perspective
- Bit-Tech
- XBit Labs
- SimHQ
- Hexus
- Firing Squad
- AMDReview
- Anandtech
- Toms Hardware
- Techware Labs
- Hardware Zone
- PenStarSys
- ExtremeTech

SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- October 19, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today upholds the PC performance crown with the introduction of the AMD Athlon™ 64 FX-55 processor, the world's ultimate PC processor for enthusiasts and hard-core gamers. The AMD Athlon 64 processor 4000+, also announced today, provides businesses and consumers with world-class performance and enables a more secure computing environment. These new additions to the award-winning AMD Athlon 64 processor family represent the next leap forward in desktop computing, providing exceptional performance on 32-bit applications today, with the ability to migrate to 64-bit applications.

"Since the introduction of the AMD Athlon FX processor over a year ago, we have consistently delivered on our promise to provide the absolute best overall PC processor you can get. Now in our third release, the AMD Athlon 64 FX processor is simply the best and remains unmatched in the industry," said Marty Seyer, corporate vice president and general manager, Microprocessor Business Unit, Computation Products Group, AMD. "With the AMD Athlon FX-55 processor, performance-hungry gamers and enthusiasts will be able to experience intense graphics, virtual worlds, high-resolution video and sophisticated artificial intelligence, providing a computing experience that looks and feels like an extension of reality."

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