AMD Releases Athlon 64 FX-60 Dual-Core Processor

January 10, 2006
AMD Releases Athlon 64 FX-60 Dual-Core Processor

AMD today announced the availability of the AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 dual-core processor, the ultimate processor for PC enthusiasts.

Providing exceptional PC performance on games, digital media and intense applications, the new AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 dual-core processor will allow enthusiasts to experience the next generation of multi-core supported games and applications using AMD’s most powerful PC processor ever released.

As requirements for high performance in PC games and digital media content continue to escalate, independent reviews have shown that AMD Athlon 64 dual-core processors outshine the competition. The AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 dual-core processor takes its place as the highest performing dual-core consumer processor from AMD, and shows an average 34 percent improvement on overall digital media performance and an eye-popping 80 percent faster performance on certain benchmarks over similar single-core processors.

Velocity Micro is among the first computer manufacturers to address the growing demands of gamers and enthusiasts with a high-performance PC system powered by an AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 dual-core processor. North American retail outlet Best Buy is featuring Velocity Micro’s new Gamers’ Edge DualX T1425.

Incorporating AMD's most advanced processor technology, the AMD Athlon 64 FX processor line features the first Windows-compatible 64-bit PC processor designed specifically for PC enthusiasts. The AMD Athlon 64 FX processor enables enthusiasts to immerse themselves in their digital world. They can play games with realistic physics, lighting and sound previously only reserved for the world of simulations, or create and manipulate digital media like a pro. The AMD Athlon 64 FX processor brings the next generation of digital media and games to life.

The AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 dual-core processor is available immediately worldwide. The AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 processor is priced at $1,031 in 1,000-unit PIB quantities.

“As more and more games and applications support multi-core environments, PC enthusiasts can experience the true advantages delivered by the AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 dual-core processor,” said Bob Brewer, corporate vice president, Desktop Division, Microprocessor Solutions Sector, AMD. “Those who crave ultimate performance on 3D games and intense digital media applications can experience realistic physics and lighting, advanced artificial intelligence and amazing performance on digital media applications with the first dual-core AMD Athlon 64 FX processor. The AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 dual-core processor is designed to deliver the ultimate in performance for our customers who demand nothing short of the best.”

Source: AMD

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