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No New Single-core Athlon 64 This Year

Despite introducing Athlon 64 X2 desktop PC and dual-core Opteron server processors, AMD will continue to tout single-core processors for certain applications. AMD plans to continue offering single-core Athlon 64 FX chips such as 2.6GHz Athlon 64 FX-57 (San Diego based) that will arrive within weeks for gaming desktops. However, AMD no longer intends to deliver new, single-core Athlon 64s this year originally expected to launch Athlon 64 4200+. AMD will tout the Athlon 64 X2’s multimedia aptitude and will position its current and future single-core Athlon 64 FX chips as having the highest performance on games.

Despite introducing Athlon 64 X2 desktop PC and dual-core Opteron server processors, AMD will continue to tout single-core processors for certain applications. AMD plans to continue offering single-core Athlon 64 FX chips such as 2.6GHz Athlon 64 FX-57 (San Diego based) that will arrive within weeks for gaming desktops. However, AMD no longer intends to deliver new, single-core Athlon 64s this year originally expected to launch Athlon 64 4200+. AMD will tout the Athlon 64 X2’s multimedia aptitude and will position its current and future single-core Athlon 64 FX chips as having the highest performance on games.

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