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Athlon 64

Athlon 64
AMD Athlon64 Badge.svg
Original logo
General information
LaunchedSeptember 23, 2003
Discontinued2009
Common manufacturer(s)
  • AMD
Performance
Max. CPU clock rate1.0 GHz to 3.2 GHz
HyperTransport speeds800 MT/s to 1000 MT/s
Architecture and classification
Technology node130nm to 65nm
MicroarchitectureK8 Microarchitecture
Instruction setMMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, x86-64, 3DNow!
Physical specifications
Cores
  • 1
Socket(s)
History
PredecessorAthlon
SuccessorAthlon 64 X2

The Athlon 64 is a ninth-generation, AMD64-architecture microprocessor produced by Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), released on September 23, 2003.[1] It is the third processor to bear the name Athlon, and the immediate successor to the Athlon XP.[2] The second processor (after the Opteron) to implement the AMD64 architecture and the first 64-bit processor targeted at the average consumer,[3] it was AMD's primary consumer CPU, and primarily competed with Intel's Pentium 4, especially the Prescott and Cedar Mill core revisions. It is AMD's first K8, eighth-generation processor core for desktop and mobile computers.[4] Despite being natively 64-bit, the AMD64 architecture is backward-compatible with 32-bit x86 instructions.[5] Athlon 64s have been produced for Socket 754, Socket 939, Socket 940, and Socket AM2. The line was succeeded by the dual-core Athlon 64 X2 and Athlon X2 lines.

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  2. ^ Wasson, Scott (2003-09-23). "AMD's Athlon 64 Processor". Archived from the original on 9 July 2006. Retrieved 2006-07-07.
  3. ^ "AMD Announces "AMD Athlon 64" As Brand Name for Next-Generation Desktop And Mobile Processors" (Press release). 2002-11-19. Retrieved 2006-07-04.
  4. ^ "CPUID.com - AMD K8 Architecture". 2004-02-18. Archived from the original on 2006-07-07. Retrieved 2006-07-04.
  5. ^ "Key Architecture Features". Archived from the original on 6 July 2006. Retrieved 2006-07-04.

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