AMD FX-55 and 4000+ Announced

AMD has introduced the AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 processor. 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 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.

As the only Windows -compatible 64-bit PC processors, AMD Athlon 64 processors are enabling new, cinematic computing experiences. Thomson, world leader in integrated solutions (technologies, equipment and services) for the media and entertainment industries and co-inventor of mp3, plans to release an AMD64-optimized version of their audio industry standard Fraunhofer mp3 encoder.

As consumers continue to embrace the advantages and convenience of managing their digital music libraries with the mp3 format, Thomson continues to deliver the most advanced features for their audio needs, said Henri Linde, Vice President, New Business of the Patent and Licensing unit for Thomson. AMD and the Fraunhofer Institute did a great job optimizing the original mp3 code to take advantage of the AMD Athlon 64 processor power. We are pleased to make this code available to our licensees, for the benefit of the end users and the digital video software community as another vital tool that is readily available for their migration to 64-bit computing.

AMD Athlon 64 processors are the first 32- and 64-bit desktop and mobile processors designed with Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP) capabilities. When enabled by Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) or Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, EVP offers an additional level of integrated security to identify and prevent the spread of certain malicious viruses, as well as certain computer worms and Trojan horses. AMD Athlon 64 processors also provide innovative system-level features including Cool'n'Quiet technology. An advancement in PC technology, Cool'n'Quiet offers efficient performance-on-demand, enabling an always on PC to run quietly in any room.

Availability and Pricing

The AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 processor and AMD Athlon 64 processor 4000+ are available immediately worldwide. All pricing is in 1,000-unit PIB quantities. Systems based on the AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 processor are expected to be available from the following:

- Canada: Canada Computers

- Europe: Amitech, Dacco, Fox PC, Komplett, and LEVI.

- US: ABS, AFT, Alienware, BOLData, CyberPower, Elite PC, Falcon Northwest, Hypersonic PC Systems, Mighty Micro, Monarch, mWave, Nor-tech, Now Micro, PC Club, Polywell, Shuttle, Systemax, Totally Awesome, Velocity Micro, Vicious PC, Voodoo, ZipZoomfly, and ZT Group.

Systems based on both the AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 processor and AMD Athlon 64 processor 4000+ are expected to be available from the following:

- Japan: Aro-system Co., Ltd, Bless Co., Ltd, MCJ Co., Ltd., Sycom Co., Ltd, Thirdwave K.K., and Tsukumo Co., Ltd.

The AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 processor is priced at USD 827. The AMD Athlon 64 processor 4000+ is priced at USD 729.

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AMD FX-55 and 4000+ Announced

Hey guys slow down now is the time to build your own comp. Amd has just dropped prices on older 64bit processors. There are also some motherboards with two cpu slots that have both socket 754 939. Im gonna get me one of those 745 and wait till the prices drop on the socket 939.

AMD FX-55 and 4000+ Announced

in response to this> "nForce4 mx 440 hahahahaha" dude yer a fvking idiot i said nForce4, it's not a fvcking video card you dumbazz it's the new nvidia mobo coming out this summer, gosh read man. plus the video cards are called "Ge" Force mobo's called "N" Force. and i have a 6800GT anyway so no probs here, my post was about what that idiot didn't have a clue what he was talking bout, i.e. mine was the first post. use yer brain not yer ati-p***s.

AMD FX-55 and 4000+ Announced

OI arse wipes I own this chip right now and im trying to f**k it but can't! so instead i put in my top of range m board with my top spec 8 GB RAm RDDR(3)2x 1 tb hard drive and x800 platinum 512 drr! yes i am f**king rich! the speed was amazing! played decent on cs source and my exclusive illegal copy of hl2! dont ry to fukc the chip even though itis tempting! youll be left with a sticky mess and a broken chip! in stead f**k your girlfriend who just happens to be naked and asking for doggy :)

AMD FX-55 and 4000+ Announced

YOU f**kS IM FROM ALQUAEDA AND WILL f**kING CUT YOUR HEAD OFF THEN FILM IT! That Ken Bigley got it! A few fat bastard Americans were snuffed out live on AIR! f**k some of my team f**king the headless body the respected FOOKS!

AMD FX-55 and 4000+ Announced

The AthlonXP line is no longer in production now I believe.....AMD's current Socket A CPU is the Semperon.....which is AMD's replacement for the budget-priced Duron. However, the Semperon is based on the Thouroughbred-B core, so it's basically an Athlon at heart.I don't know much about the 3200+ multipliers......but I know that the 3000+ (base speed 2167MHz) can easily be bumped up to 2500MHz with no dramas.

AMD FX-55 and 4000+ Announced

Lord-SMXat 17:47 24/10/2004Isn't the semperon a 64 bit?no the sempron is a 32bit CPU running in a 64bit mobo. cant remember details but it from what iv heard the sempron for 754 is the 64bit CPUs that dont cut the performance of a proper 64bit

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