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AMD Launches Turion 64 X2

AMD today introduced AMD Turion 64 X2 mobile technology, the family of 64-bit dual-core processors designed for thin and light notebook PCs. AMD also is bringing 64-bit computing to the Mobile AMD Sempron processor family.

AMD Turion 64 X2 mobile technology is based on the same Direct Connect Architecture featured in the AMD Opteron and AMD Athlon 64 X2 processors, providing high-speed links between cores, memory and I/O for increased system performance.

The feature set of AMD Turion 64 X2 mobile technology also includes Multi-core Power Management, enabling reduced power consumption for extended battery life; AMD Digital Media Xpress for accelerated image processing, audio and video encoding and decoding, 3D graphic rendering; and AMD Virtualization, providing improved performance, reliability, and security for virtualized environments.

Users worldwide can expect to see notebooks based on AMD Turion 64 X2 mobile technology in retail stores and through commercial distribution channels this quarter. Systems are initially expected from Acer, ASUS, BenQ, Flocity, FSC, Fujitsu, Gateway, HP, MSI, NEC, Packard Bell, Sotec and TongFang.

AMD Turion 64 X2 models TL-50, TL-52, TL-56 and TL-60 are available immediately worldwide. The AMD Turion 64 X2 mobile technology family ranges from $184-$354 in 1K-unit quantities.

Source: AMD

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