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

  • 23 July, 2009 16:50

<p><em>Dual-core processors deliver the right mix of power efficiency and performance
at very affordable price points</em> <br/>
<br/>
<strong>What</strong>: AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced the AMD Athlon™ II
X2 dual-core 245 and 240 processors, delivering 45nm technology-based performance
to mainstream PC users for less than AUD $100. 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.<br/>
<br/>
<strong>Why</strong>: 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™ 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.<br/>
<br/>
<strong>Who</strong>: The AMD Athlon™ 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.<br/>
<br/>
<strong>Benefits</strong>: AMD Athlon™ 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™ HD graphics
technology and AMD chipsets, systems based on the AMD Athlon™ II X2 245
and 240 processors deliver a vivid visual experience, smooth multitasking and
exceptional digital media performance with efficiency.<br/>
<br/>
<strong>Resources</strong><br/>
•Follow all news from the AMD Desktop team on Twitter at @AMDDesktop<br/>
•Read more from AMD bloggers about AMD at Home<br/>
•Check out what they have to say about AMD at Play<br/>
•For processor pricing, see here.<br/>
•Product images can be found at the AMD Unprocessed Flickr page<br/>
<br/>
<strong>Product Summary</strong><br/>
Product and Pricing Summary<br/>
Vendor: AMD<br/>
Model: AMD Phenom™ II X2 245 Processor<br/>
Model: AMD Athlon™ II X2 240 Processor<br/>
RRP for AMD Phenom™ II X2 550 Black Edition: A$99<br/>
RRP for AMD Athlon™ II X2 250: A$89<br/>
Website: <a href="#">http://www.amd.com</a><br/>
Australia and New Zealand Distributors: Avnet, Synnex and Ingram<br/>
Availability: Now
<font size="1">* 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 <a href="#">www.pricegrabber.com</a>
or AMD MSRP April 12, 2009.</font></p>
<p><font size="1">© 2008 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. All rights reserved.
AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, ATI, the ATI logo, AMD Athlon, Dual Dynamic Power Management,
Radeon, and combinations thereof are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
HyperTransport is a licensed trademark of the HyperTransport Technology Consortium.
Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their
respective owners.<br/>
<br/>
</font><strong>PR CONTACT</strong><br/>
Renato Catalan<br/>
Gap Marketing and Management Pty Ltd<br/>
Website: <a href="#">www.gapmarketing.com.au</a></p>

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