New AMD Processors Slated for Business DesktopsBy Scott Ferguson | Posted 2008-08-18 Email Print
The release of new AMD Athlon and Phenom processors will help AMD round out its processor lineup for the chip maker’s recently released business desktop platform.
Advanced Micro Devices has released a pair of new Phenom processors, along with two more Athlon chips, that will round out the chip maker’s offerings for its recently released corporate desktop platform.
The new AMD processors, which the company announced Aug. 14, include a high-end, quad-core Phenom X4 9750B (2.4GHz) processor and a triple-core Phenom X3 8750B (2.4GHz) chip. AMD also released a pair of dual-core core Athlon processors: the Athlon X2 5600B (2.9GHz) and the Athlon X2 4850B (2.5GHz). The two Phenom processors work within a 95-watt thermal envelope, while the Athlon X2 5600B has a thermal envelop of 65 watts and the Athlon X2 4850B works at 45 watts.
While AMD has been emphasizing its notebook platform for months, the company also sees an opportunity for expanding into the corporate client space, where Intel has dominated the market for years. A recent IDC report found that Intel controls 73 percent of the overall desktop market, while AMD holds a 26 percent market share.