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[Fudz] AMD's 35W dual-core Athlon hits the shelves

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Cheap, efficient, available

If you're not after top notch performance, you've probably noticed AMD's EE series Athlons by now. Introduced last year, these power efficient, and more importantly dirt cheap CPUs are an excellent choice for undemanding consumers, office machines, HTPCs and basic computing needs.

With the Athlon 64 X2 3800+ EE SFF, AMD has raised the power efficiency bar even higher, or should we say lower. This is the first 35W desktop dual-core CPU on the market, as if 45W of the previously introduced EE parts wasn't low enough. It's a 90nm CPU clocked at 2.0GHz, but considering the €33 price tag and ridiculously low TDP, this looks like quite a deal, especially if coupled with a cheap and energy efficient 780G mATX board.

Energy efficiency is one of the few battlegrounds in which AMD can rightfully claim victory over Intel. The blue team's only 35W CPUs are the 4x0 series single core Celerons, clocked at 1.6 to 2.0GHz. Intel's slowest dual-core CPUs have a 65W TDP, almost twice that of the new Athlon.

Too bad AMD can't do better when it comes to performance CPUs, as most people just don't give a damn about power efficiency or silent computing.

You can get the 35W Athlon here.
Dang.... 35W X2? And it's done on 90nm...
    
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wouldnt it be even less power hungry if it was made at say 45nm?? or am i wrong?
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wouldnt it be even less power hungry if it was made at say 45nm?? or am i wrong?
A die shrink of that nature would require a redesign of the chip.




BTW.... how is this news? This processor came out on May 23, 2006 and is very hard to find.
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Didn't the SFF debut at 45W and now it is down to 35W?

EDIT: You're right. They did come out with a 35W a long time ago! Perhaps now AMD is putting more of those out????
    
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Didn't the SFF debut at 45W and now it is down to 35W?

EDIT: You're right. They did come out with a 35W a long time ago! Perhaps now AMD is putting more of those out????
It is FUD not doing research... AMD changed their naming convention on newer Athlon X2.
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