AMD pitches faster Athlon MP server chip

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) released its latest chip for servers on Tuesday, the AMD Athlon MP 2400+. The processor is available immediately in systems from 47 different vendors, the company said in a release.

AMD has been looking to gain more users on the server side of its processor business, and the Athlon MP 2400+ will be the company's second chip for multiprocessor servers manufactured on its 0.13-micron process in Dresden, Germany. It is targeted at large enterprises and research institutions running complex applications, AMD said.

The chip is priced at US$228 in quantities of 1,000 units. Prices of the other Athlon MP processors will likely fall as a result of the introduction of a new processor, a common occurrence when a new chip is introduced.

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