45W Athlon 64 X2 spotted

— 1:43 AM on May 29, 2007

The guys at OC Workbench have gotten hold of an Athlon 64 X2 processor that seems to be part of a new lineup of chips with power ratings of just 45W. For reference, Athlon 64 X2 processors available today have power ratings of 65W and up.

What's particularly interesting about this chip is that OC Workbench was apparently able to get it up and running, and the processor appears to use AMD's rumored new model numbering system. A CPU-Z screenshot of the processor identifies it as an "Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor BE-2350." According to rumors we heard earlier this month, the BE-2350 code corresponds to a 45W chip based on the "Brisbane" core and running at 2.1GHz. The 2.1GHz clock speed is confirmed by the CPU-Z screenshot, which also shows a core voltage of 1.152V. AMD is expected to introduce similar BE-2300 and BE-2400 models running at 1.9GHz and 2.3GHz, as well.

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