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As we have expected, today AMD announced its new CPU for extreme gamers called Athlon 64 FX-53.

The architecture of the new processor is just the same as that of the predecessor, Athlon 64 FX-51. This processor is designed for Socket 940 mainboards. The only difference from the pervious processor model is the higher working frequency of the newcomer, which is now 2.4Ghz.

The technical specifications of the newcomer look as follows:

  • L1 Cache Size: 64KB data + 64KB instruction = 128KB Total
  • L2 Cache Size: 1MB (exclusive)
  • CPU Core Frequency: 2.40GHz
  • CPU to Memory Controller: 2.40GHz
  • Memory: Integrated 128-bit wide memory controller
  • Types of Memory: PC1600, PC2100, PC2700 and PC3200 Registered DDR memory
  • HyperTransport Links: 1
  • Packaging: 940-pin ceramic micro PGA
  • Fab location: AMD's Fab 30 wafer fabrication facility in Dresden, Germany
  • Process Technology: 130nm (.13-micron) Silicon on Insulator (SOI)
  • Approximate Transistor count: 105.9 million
  • Approximate Die Size: 193mm squared
  • Nominal Voltage: 1.50 V
  • Max Ambient Case Temp: 70 degrees Celsius
  • Max Thermal Power: 89 W
  • Max Icc (processor current): 57.4A

For more details about the features and performance of this solution please see our today’s review.

The AMD Athlon 64 FX-53 processor will initially be available in limited quantities from select
high-performance PC manufacturers worldwide. The CPU will be selling in the mass market within the next few weeks. The AMD Athlon 64 FX-53 processor is priced at $733 in 1,000-unit quantities.


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