AMD Athlon X2 BE-Series Hits Retail
Anh Tuan Huynh
July 13, 2007 2:00 PM
Over a month later, customers can purchase the 45-watt processors
AMD’s Athlon X2 BE-series processors have hit retail. AMD
announced two Athlon X2 BE-series
processors early last month, but the processors were absent from retail channels. Over a month later, the Athlon BE-series processors have begun showing up on Newegg. Newegg offers the
Athlon X2 BE-2300
for $89.50 and $95 USD, respectively.
The AMD Athlon X2 BE-series, based around
, offers lower thermal ratings at 45-watts. Besides the lower thermal ratings, the Athlon X2 BE-series is nearly identical to the Athlon 64 X2
models, with 2x512KB of L2 cache, 2000 MHz HyperTransport speed and AMD Virtualization technology.
AMD has only officially announced the Athlon X2 BE-2350 and BE-2300, clocked at 2.1 GHz and 1.9 GHz. However, AMD plans to release a third model, the 2.3 GHz
Athlon X2 BE-2400
in August, with the same 45-watt thermal ratings.
AMD plans to replace the Athlon X2
-based processors with
early next year
transitions the Athlon X2 to the Socket AM2+ platform with HyperTransport 3.0.
will have a short life-span, being replaced by
adds support for DDR3 memory and compatibility with AMD’s upcoming Socket AM3 platform.
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