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AMD pitches faster Athlon MP server chip

AMD pitches faster Athlon MP server chip

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has released its latest chip for servers, the AMD Athlon MP 2400+. The processor is available immediately in systems from 47 different vendors, the company said.

AMD has been looking to gain more users on the server side of its processor business, and the Athlon MP 2400+ will be the company's second chip for multiprocessor servers manufactured on its 0.13-micron process in Dresden, Germany. It is targeted at large enterprises and research institutions running complex applications, AMD said.

The chip is priced at US$228 in quantities of 1,000 units. Prices of the other Athlon MP processors will likely drop as a result of the introduction of a new processor, a common occurrence when a new chip is introduced.


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