Sempron 145, Athlon II X2 220 and B26 OEM processors
When two months ago we posted a list of then planned microprocessors, we listed Sempron 145 and Athlon II X2 models, accompanied by Athlon II X2, X3 and X4 models that were launched on May 11. It was not clear at the time what happened to 145 and 220 models. Today we were able to confirm that Athlon II X2 220 and Sempron 145 are shipped to OEMs, and can be obtained in HP Compaq 6005 Pro business PC. The PC comes in a variety of different cases, and the processors are offered only in ultra-slim desktop version of the 6005 Pro computer:
The Athlon II X2 220 is $27 cheaper than the B24, and the Sempron 145 is $22 cheaper than the model 220. Along with 145 and 220 models, you can order Athlon II X2 B26. Two known so far business-class Athlon processors were B22 and B24, and we never heard before about the B26. According to QuickSpecs of the HP Compaq 6005 Pro PC, the Athlon II B26 operates at 3.2 GHz and has 2 MB of L2 memory, and it looks like a business-class version of Athlon II X2 260 CPU. Basic technical characteristics of all three OEM models are provided in the table below.
Sep 21: AMD updates Athlon II and Phenom II lineups
Aug 12: Athlon II X2 220 unlocks into Phenom II 920
Aug 11: New AMD desktop CPUs are on the way
Aug 04: Athlon II X2 220 is available is US
Mar 24: Upcoming AMD desktop processors