LinuxHardware.org: Dual-Core on the Desktop: AMD's Athlon 64 X2
May 22, 2005, 17:00 (7 Talkback[s])
[ Thanks to Augustus for this link.
"Last month we took our first look at dual-core processors in
the form of AMD's Opteron processors. While those processors are
targeted at servers and workstations, AMD still had dual-core
desktop parts to deliver. Today we bring you the first look at
dual-core Athlon 64 parts, dubbed Athlon 64 X2, under Linux. We'll
run through the numbers as usual but also throw in a mix of
information on support, stability, cost, availability, and a few
other key points on these new chips. Will dual-core on the desktop
make you run out and buy a new processor? Hopefully our Athlon 64
X2 4800+ will be able to answer that question..."