Sempron to get 64-bit extensions

By Derek Sooman on July 6, 2005, 8:07 PM
AMD has today announced that Sempron processors will be available with 64-bit extensions, bringing 64-bit technology to lower end budget desktop machines. This matches Intel's move which saw the release of five new Celeron D models with 64-bit extensions, and there will be five new processors from AMD to match Intel's Celeron D product line.

The new 64-bit Semprons are available in 2600+, 2800+, 3000+, 3100+, and 3300+ versions and will be offered parallel to the 32-bit versions of the processor. While Intel decided to distinguish its 64-bit Celeron chips from the 32-bit parts with a slightly different sequence number (3x6), AMD's 64-bit Semprons can only be identified by a different ordering part number (OPN).
There is no word yet on availability in the US, however the chips are available right now if you happen to live in China.

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vfxraven19 said:
Mwave and Newegg offer the 3300+ that is 64-bit enabled. Great processor for starting off in 64-bit...
nimo333 said:
Thx for the news. Do you know anything about the socket size that Sempron 64bit uses? I don't know much about other than Athlon 64 chips.
vfxraven19 said:
socket 754, same as the current 754 chips. This thread at OCWorkbench has some info: [url]
/1184.html[/url]There's also another thread at OCWorkbench of a person who received one from Newegg, and is running WinXP-64-bit on it... Has CPU-Z window open too to show the chip information...
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