Posts Tagged ‘athlon’
Given that superior integrated graphics was one of the key selling points of AMD’s low-power Llano desktop chips, it might seem like a strange move to offer two new Athlon-branded variants that have been stripped of their GPUs. However, while one hand slaps your face, the other hand gives you more cash to spend on a proper graphics card for your ultra-cheap rig — because both the Athlon II X4 641 and it’s lower-power buddy, the 638, are priced at just $ 81. Go out and buy yourself something nice.
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Fresh off its world-dominating streak in the desktop graphics market, AMD set sights on notebook territory; now, according to “people familiar with the matter,” the company’s scored a big win there, too. Sources told Reuters that the chipmaker’s notebook CPUs will power 109 different laptops over the months to come, compared to only 40 laptop models last year. It seems part of the newfound success is attributable to HP — which announced twelve mainstream ‘tops just last week — but we’re more interested in the mysterious quad-core Phenom II X4 machines leaking out the likes of Acer and Dell. What can we say? We’re suckers for a surprise, especially of the portable, multi-threaded variety.