AMD announced several new AMD Athlon II processors today that are supposed to offer outstanding performance and low power consumption, while enabling sleek desktop PC designs and attractive price points.
In addition to the standard power processors, the full AMD Athlon II processor family now delivers high-performance, low-power dual-, triple- and quad-core processors to meet a range of computing needs. This variety and value enables OEMs and system builders to develop compelling PC solutions that address the market shift to power efficient, innovative PC designs optimized for Windows 7.
The AMD Athlon II X2 240e processor performs up to 70 percent better in media and entertainment benchmarks and delivers a processor cost savings of over $40 when compared to the Intel Core 2 Duo E7400, and enables a range of unique All-in-One and small form factor chassis.
With its additional cores, the AMD Athlon II X3 435 processor delivers processor cost savings of over $100 while providing up to 75 percent better media and entertainment performance when compared to the Intel Core 2 Duo E8500.
Via the AMD site.