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AMD Intros New Mobile Chip

5/18/2006 10:07:00 AM Eastern

Sunnyvale, Calif. — AMD today introduced its newest mobile processor, the Turion 64 X2, which will help the company take on Intel’s family of mobile processors.

The X2 is a 64-bit dual core processor intended for thin and light notebooks expected from Hewlett-Packard, Gateway and Fujitsu, among others. AMD’s initial rollout is comprised of four processors, the TL-5-, TL-52, TL-56 and TL-60. Prices will range from $184 to $354 when bought in thousand-unit lots.

The X2 features Multi-core Power Management, AMD’s Digital Media Xpress for accelerated image processing, and encoding and decoding audio and video content.

AMD created the X2 using an open platform development environment that enabled collaboration with ATI and NVIDIA, allowing those firms to develop reference designs that help PC vendors develop and deliver notebooks to market as quickly as possible.