AMD announces two 45nm desktop CPUs

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AMD has announced two new 45nm dual-core desk­top CPUs, the Athlon X2 250 and Phe­nom II X2 550 Black Edition.This is the high­light AMD has brought to Com­pu­tex 2009.The Athlon X2 250 CPU fea­tures 3GHz clock rate with 65W pow­er and L2 cache of 2MB.

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The Phe­nom II X2 550 Black Edi­tion fea­tures fre­quen­cies of 3.1GHz, 1MB L2 cache and 6MB L3 cache.The Black Edi­tion CPU is unlocked for over­clock­ing.

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AMD is also plan­ning to launch a Direc­tX 11 com­pat­i­ble GPU series for Win­dows 7 short­ly.