AMD Low Power Mobile Athlon 64

AMD today introduced two new low-power mobile processors designed to offer
outstanding computing performance and true mobility for thin and light
notebooks. The new low-power mobile AMD Athlon(tm) 64 processor models 2800+ and
2700+ further expand the award-winning AMD Athlon 64 processor family, offering
a powerful 32-bit computing experience today with a seamless transition to
64-bit applications. These processors also offer an Enhanced Virus Protection
security feature, to be enabled by the upcoming Microsoft® Windows® XP Service
Pack 2. The new low-power mobile AMD Athlon 64 processor models 2800+ and 2700+
are available immediately worldwide for thin and light mobile PCs. All pricing
is in 1,000-unit quantities. The low-power mobile AMD Athlon 64 processor models
2800+ and 2700+ are priced at $ 241 and $ 209, respectively.

The process technology and packaging are the same for all the available
mobile AMD Athlon 64 processors. The process technology is AMD’s 130-nanometer
SOI and the packaging is a 754-pin lidless micro pin grid array. The ‘low-power’
mobile Athlon 64′s are specified to operate at 1.2V in contrast to the
previously introduced devices specified at 1.4-V. The 2800+ is specified to
operate at a clock frequency of 1.8-GHz and the 2700+ at 1.6-GHz. However, the
previously introduced Mobile Athlon 64 3200+ equated to a clock frequency of
2.0-GHz and the Mobile Athlon 64 3000+ to a clock frequency of 1.8-GHz. As a
result the so-called ‘thermal design power’ is 35 watts in the the newer Athlon
64s compared to 62-W in the older devices. The Athlon 64 2800+ and 2700+ were
suitable for mobile PC designs due to “reduced thermal design power and smaller,
lidless packaging”, but as stated above the packaging is the same across the
range of mobile Athlon 64 processors.


AMD today introduced two new low-power mobile processors designed to offer
outstanding computing performance and true mobility for thin and light
notebooks. The new low-power mobile AMD Athlon(tm) 64 processor models 2800+ and
2700+ further expand the award-winning AMD Athlon 64 processor family, offering
a powerful 32-bit computing experience today with a seamless transition to
64-bit applications. These processors also offer an Enhanced Virus Protection
security feature, to be enabled by the upcoming Microsoft® Windows® XP Service
Pack 2. The new low-power mobile AMD Athlon 64 processor models 2800+ and 2700+
are available immediately worldwide for thin and light mobile PCs. All pricing
is in 1,000-unit quantities. The low-power mobile AMD Athlon 64 processor models
2800+ and 2700+ are priced at $ 241 and $ 209, respectively.

The process technology and packaging are the same for all the available
mobile AMD Athlon 64 processors. The process technology is AMD’s 130-nanometer
SOI and the packaging is a 754-pin lidless micro pin grid array. The ‘low-power’
mobile Athlon 64′s are specified to operate at 1.2V in contrast to the
previously introduced devices specified at 1.4-V. The 2800+ is specified to
operate at a clock frequency of 1.8-GHz and the 2700+ at 1.6-GHz. However, the
previously introduced Mobile Athlon 64 3200+ equated to a clock frequency of
2.0-GHz and the Mobile Athlon 64 3000+ to a clock frequency of 1.8-GHz. As a
result the so-called ‘thermal design power’ is 35 watts in the the newer Athlon
64s compared to 62-W in the older devices. The Athlon 64 2800+ and 2700+ were
suitable for mobile PC designs due to "reduced thermal design power and smaller,
lidless packaging", but as stated above the packaging is the same across the
range of mobile Athlon 64 processors.

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