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Model Number and Feature Comparisons
AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core and
AMD Athlon™ X2 Dual-Core Processors

 

The introduction of the AMD Athlon™ X2 dual core processor BE-2350 and BE-2300 brings the first opportunity to learn about AMD’s new model methodology. The goal with the new system was to better inform processor choice and utilize a methodology that be long lasting. Existing products will retain their current model numbers. Our customers are familiar with the current models and we will continue to utilize that system until it is phased out over a period of time by new product introductions. New AMD desktop processor models have an alpha numeric format.
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AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor
Model Number

Frequency

CMOS Technology

Total Dedicated L2 Cache
Packaging Thermal Design Power
6400+
3.2 Ghz
90nm SOI
2MB
socket AM2
125W
6000+
3.0 GHz
90nm SOI
2MB
socket AM2
125W
5600+
2.8 GHz
90nm SOI
2MB
socket AM2
89W
5400+
2.8 GHz
90nm SOI
1MB
socket AM2
89W
5200+
2.6 GHz
90nm SOI
2MB
socket AM2
89W 65W
5000+
2.6 GHz
90nm SOI
1MB
socket AM2
89W 65W
5000+
2.6 GHz
65nm SOI
1MB
socket AM2
65W
4800+
2.5 GHz
65nm SOI
1MB
socket AM2
65W
4600+
2.4 GHz
90nm SOI
1MB
socket AM2
89W 65W
4400+
2.3 GHz
65nm SOI
1MB
socket AM2
65W
4200+
2.2 GHz
90nm SOI
1MB
socket AM2
89W 65W
4000+
2.1 GHz
65nm SOI
1MB
socket AM2
65W
3800+
2.0 GHz
90nm SOI
1MB
socket AM2
89W 65W
3600+
1.9 GHz
65nm SOI
1MB
socket AM2
65W

 
AMD Athlon™ X2 Dual-Core Processor
Model Number

Frequency

CMOS Technology

Total Dedicated L2 Cache
Packaging Thermal Design Power
BE-2350
2.1 GHz
65nm SOI
1MB
socket AM2
45W
BE-2300
1.9 GHz
65nm SOI
1MB
socket AM2
45W

AMD64 Technology
Yes
Simultaneous 32- & 64-bit computing
Yes
L1 Cache (Instruction + Data) per core
128KB (64KB + 64KB)
L2 Cache (total dedicated)
1MB or 2MB
HyperTransport™ Technology
One 16x16 link @ 2000 MHz bidirectional
HyperTransport Iechnology I/O Bandwidth
8 GB/s
Integrated DDR Memory Controller
Yes
Memory Controller Width
128-bit
Type of Memory Supported
PC2 6400(DDR2-800), PC2 5300(DDR2-667), PC2 4200(DDR2-533), and PC2 3200(DDR2-400) unbuffered memory (socket AM2)
Memory Bandwidth
up to 12.8 GB/s
Total Processor-to-system Bandwidth (HyperTransport plus memory bandwidth)
up to 20.8 GB/s
Process Technology
90 nanometer, SOI (silicon-on-insulator) Technology
65 nanometer, SOI (silicon-on-insulator) Technology
Packaging
socket AM2 (940-pin) organic micro PGA
Thermal Design Power
125W, 89W, 65W or 45W
Die Size
90nm: 219 mm2
65nm: 118mm2
Number of Transistors
90nm: 164 to 243 million (depending on cache size)
65nm: 221 million
Manufacturing Sites
Fab 30 and Fab 36 in Dresden , Germany

Let’s look at a sample model number: BE-2350

First two characters: BE-2350
The first and second alpha indicate the processor class. The second alpha character indicates the TDP of the processor. The “BE” class is comprised of sub-65W processors. This chip’s TDP is 45 watts. As additional products are introduced, new classes will also be introduced to distinguish between major processor attributes.

First numeric digit: BE-2350
The four digits are the processor model within a class. The first numeric digit after the dash is the processor series and reflects major increments in processor attributes. The “2XXX” series is currently contained within the AMD Athlon X2 family of processors.

Last three numeric digits: BE-2350 The last three numeric digits after the dash indicate the relative position of the CPU within its class series. Increasing numbers within a class series indicates improvements in processor features and attributes.

In summary:
Just by reading the “BE-2350” model number, you know that it is a mainstream desktop CPU. You know its power consumption level is below 65 watts. You know that it is in the Athlon X2 family. And you know its position relative to other CPUs employing AMD’s new model number system. As new processors are introduced, the combination of class and models should be of increasing value in identifying and distinguishing AMD processors. Previously, our model numbers indicated relative performance but were unable to capture the step function performance multi-core processors in many usage processors. The chart above lists available AMD Athlon 64 processor models, corresponding processor frequencies, and associated features.

For the latest performance benchmarks and detailed technical documentation of the AMD Athlon 64 processor, please visit
Benchmarks and Technical Documentation.

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