AMD began sampling its upcoming Athlon 64 X2 BE2000series processors. The new Athlon 64 X2 BE2000series remains based on AMD’s 65nm Brisbanecore, but with lower thermal ratings. AMD Athlon BE2000series processors will arrive with 45watt TDP ratings, equaling that of the energy efficient singlecore processors.
Three AMD Athlon 64 X2 BE2000 series models will be available – the BE2400, BE2350 and BE2300. AMD has set the clock speeds of the new BE2000series at 2.3 GHz, 2.1 GHz and 1.9 GHz, respectively. As with other Brisbanebased processors, the AMD Athlon 64 X2 BE2000series feature 2x512KB of L2 cache, 2000 MHz HyperTransport speed and AMD Virtualization technology.
