AMD announces new 45W Athlon X2 processors

All eyes are set on AMD's triple- and quad-core processors these days, but the company is still squeezing some life out of its dual-core offerings. As a matter of fact, AMD has added two new Athlon X2 processors to its lineup of desktop chips with 45W thermal envelopes, the Athlon X2 4450e and the Athlon X2 4050e. The former is clocked at 2.3GHz and the latter at 2.1GHz.  Both feature 1MB of L2 cache, and the chips are based on AMD's 65nm process technology.

Unusually for newly announced processors, the two chips are already available for sale. Newegg currently sells the 4450e for $79.99 and the 4050e for $10 less. Both offerings are in stock right now.

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