AMD has announced the AMD Athlon II X4 620 quad-core processor which carries a less than US$100 suggested system builder price (SSBP). The new CPU combines with the AMD 785G chipset featuring ATI Radeon HD 4200 graphics allowing the platform to deliver smooth HD visuals and the foundation for an excellent Windows 7 experience, said AMD.

The CPU delivers multitasking performance allowing mainstream users to do more in less time, for less money, AMD highlighted.

Combining the efficiency of 45nm processors and built-in power management technologies for a cool and quiet PC, an AMD Athlon II processor-based platform can serve-up a Blu-ray movie using less energy than a standard 75W light bulb, AMD noted.

The platform can also improve business users' experience as part of AMD Business Class technology. With this second generation commercial platform, AMD industry partners can offer a variety of form factors, exceptional energy efficiency, advanced visual productivity. This platform also has support for essential manageability, security and virtualization features that today's businesses demand, said AMD.