AMD Mobile Athlon 64 microprocessor family
Mobile Athlon 64 is a family of mobile 64-bit microprocessors based on K8 architecture. This family was introduced together with desktop Athlon 64 CPU family on September 23, 2003. Many features for both families were the same, even Thermal Design Power (TDP) of the first mobile processors was close to the TDP of desktop Athlons. 4 months later AMD released Mobile processor with lower (62 Watt) TDP, and in less than 6 months after that AMD announced mobile Athlon 64 CPUs with 35 Watt Thermal Design Power. Besides having lower power consumption than desktop processors, all mobile Athlon 64 CPUs also incorporated PowerNow! technology. When PowerNow! mode is activated, the processor automatically adjusts CPU frequency and core voltage depending on the load. This allows the processor to significantly reduce power consumption when CPU works with word processor, e-mail and similar applications.
All Mobile Athlon 64 CPUs had single-channel DDR SDRAM memory controller and one HyperTransport link. They were manufactured in 754-pin lidless micro-PGA package and used socket 754. All mobile Athlons 64 CPUs included SSE and SSE2 instructions, mobile Athlons with core revision E also included SSE3 instructions.
Mobile Athlon 64 family was replaced by Turion 64 Mobile technology family.
At a glance
Sep 23, 2003
1.6 - 2.6
L2 cache size (MB):
35 - 81.5