New AMD Athlon(TM) II X2 245 and 240 Processors Designed to Efficiently Handle Today's Mainstream Computing Needs

Dual-core processors deliver the right mix of power efficiency and performance at very affordable price points

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What: AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced the AMD Athlon(TM) II X2 dual-core 245 and 240 processors, delivering 45nm technology-based performance to mainstream PC users for less than $67 USD. When combined with AMD's chipsets, these processors are designed to provide plenty of performance to handle today's popular mainstream applications in multitasking environments - all while remaining cool and quiet.

Why: Given the current economic environment, consumers are seeking the best computing value without sacrificing the performance required to maintain their digital lifestyle. With AMD Athlon(TM) II X2 245 and 240 processors, system builders and PC OEMs can better address the industry's need to provide affordable, powerful and energy efficient desktop PCs that help consumers quickly and easily create, enjoy and share their digital world.

Who: The AMD Athlon(TM) II X2 245 and 240 processors are geared toward the growing segment of mainstream, value-conscious PC users seeking a full-featured product with best-in-class performance to enhance their computing capabilities at home and at play. Those looking for an enhanced digital experience and demanding extreme multitasking performance to help them do more in less time will find these processors help exceed their expectations.

Benefits: AMD Athlon(TM) II dual-core processors provide consumers the capability to multitask more efficiently and better create, render, transfer and share their multimedia content. When combined with ATI Radeon(TM) HD graphics technology and AMD chipsets, systems based on the AMD Athlon(TM) II X2 245 and 240 processors deliver a vivid visual experience, smooth multitasking and exceptional digital media performance with efficiency.


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* Results from testing in AMD performance labs; price-performance rankings based on sum of normalized performance results across three software benchmarks [PCWorldBench, SYSMark 2007, PCMark Vantage] divided by processor and system price as listed on April 15, 2009 on or AMD MSRP April 12, 2009.

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