AMD launches Athlon II X2 280 processor

Despite the recent launch of the latest and greatest Vishera core for its AMD FX processors, the US chip maker has introduced a new budget-oriented chip based on the K10 architecture – the Athlon II X2 280.

The new chip keeps all the peculiarities of its predecessors – namely two x86-64 cores, 2 MB of L2 cache memory (1 MB of L2 cache per core, not shared) and an integrated dual-channeled DDR2 and DDR3 memory controller. Other features include support for SSE3 and SSE4A instructions, 65W TDP and a clock speed of 3600 MHz – a first for the Athlon II X2 family.

The chip is fully compatible with most socket AM2 and AM2+ motherboards and with all socket AM3 and AM3+ motherboards and along with the low cost of just USD 50 may become a great upgrade for older PC systems.


Source: AMD

Related posts

Huawei works on A199 high-end smartphone

Huawei has started work on a new 5-inch high-end smartphone known as A199. The novelty will offer 720p resolution (1280 x 720 pixels), a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor and Immersion 16 graphics. Other specs include 2 GB of RAM, 8 GB of built-in memory, a microSD card slot for...

AMD plans to release E1-1500 energy efficient Brazos 2.0 chip

US chip maker AMD currently works on a new Brazos 2.0 chip – the E1-1500 that will become available in early January 2013. The new E1-1500 chip will sport two computational cores that will run at 1.48 GHz, 1 MB of L2 cache memory, an integrated DDR3-1333 memory controller and a...

HGST releases new MegaScale hard drive

HGST, formerly known as Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, and now entirely owned by Western Digital, has released the MegaScale DC 4000.B hard drive – a device that comes in a 3.5-inch form factor and offers 4 TB of storage capacity. The new HGST hard drive supports SATA...

Leave a comment