Advanced Micro Devices on Monday introduced three sub-$100 processors for budget Windows 7 desktops.

Two of the chips are Athlon II processors and the third is a Phenom II chip. AMD also unveiled two quad-core desktop CPUs that cost more than $100.

The Athlon II X2 255 has thermal design power of 65 watts and a clock speed of 3.1 GHz. Computer makers buying in batches of 1,000 units pay $74.
The other two budget chips include the triple-core Athlon II X3 440, which has a TDP of 95 watts and a clock speed of 3.0 GHz, and the dual-core AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition with a TDP of 80 watts and clock speed of 3.2 GHz. The chips cost $84 and $99, respectively, in batches of 1,000.

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