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New processors from AMD and Intel

New processors from AMD and Intel

As usual, AMD and Intel have again launched new top models of their processors this year. AMD today presents the Athlon XP 2000+, Intel the Pentium 4 Northwood with 2.0 and 2.2 GHz clock frequency.

The new processors are officially available on the market today. Intel relies on the new Northwood core in 0.13 µ technology and 512 KB L2 cache. AMD sets the XP 2000+ against it, whose clock has been increased to 1666 MHz. In contrast to the quite power-hungry Athlon processor, the power consumption of the Pentium 4 was reduced to 52.4 watts at a clock rate of 2.2 GHz due to the core voltage being lowered to 1.5 volts. That is 30 percent less than the Pentium 4 with a Willamette core and 2 GHz (76 watts) and 23 percent less than the Athlon XP 1900+ with 68 watts. The price of the Intel CPUs is 562, - US dollars (631, - €) for the 2.2 GHz version and 364, - US dollars (409, - €) for the 2 GHz version, the new Athlon XP 2000 + costs 339 US dollars (381 €), all prices are wholesale prices for a purchase of 1,000 processors. Alternate, which offered the AMD processor last week, also reduced the price by € 77 to € 469.