Advanced Micro Devices will not only unveil desktop version of its Athlon 64 processors, but will also launch a number of mobile 64-bit CPUs for the hardware geeks on the run. According to the information obtained from AMD distributors, the mobile Athlon 64 3000+ processors will not cost significantly more compared to the desktop brethren.
The “Hammer” for DTR notebooks will consume less power and will function at lower core-clocks than versions for desktops. The prices of a processor with 3000+ model number for distributors is expected to be around $300, while the ready-to-go mobile computer with AMD Athlon 64 3000+, 256MB of PC2700 RAM, ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9600 with 128MB DDR SDRAM, CD-RW/DVD combo drive, 40GB HDD, Windows XP Home Edition and other important devices inside will cost roughly $1800 - $2000.
Pricing of Mobile Athlon 64 3000+ suggests that desktop 64-bit processors with single-channel memory controller will be pretty affordable. You should keep in mind, on the other hand, that such CPUs are clocked at only 1.80GHz and will not be as fast as the Pentium 4 processors 3.0GHz with the Hyper-Threading and 800MHz Quad Pumped Bus for desktops. Nevertheless, they may be able to compete successfully with Intel’s Mobile Pentium 4 processors that will have the Hyper-Threading technology, but will utilize only the 533MHz QPB.