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LinuxHardware.org: Dual-Core on the Desktop: AMD's Athlon 64 X2

May 22, 2005, 17:00 (7 Talkback[s])

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"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..."

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