What Are the Differences Between the AMD Athlon 64 X2 and the AMD Athlon X2?

Answer The Athlon 64 X2 and the Athlon X2 are both microprocessors that the California-based company, AMD, Inc., designed for use in desktop computers. As microprocessors, both the Athlon 64 X2 and the At... Read More »

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Does an Athlon X2 fit in an Athlon XP socket?

The AMD Athlon X2 does not fit in the same socket as the Athlon XP processor. The Athlon XP requires a Socket A motherboard, while the Athlon X2 requires a Socket AM2+ motherboard. Some motherboard... Read More »

What is AMD Athlon?

Athlon is the brand name given by Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) for its series of microprocessors that are commonly used in both home and business computers. When launched in 1999, the Athlon was a ... Read More »

What is the AMD Athlon X2?

The AMD Athlon X2 is a processor line by AMD, and the company's first dual-core CPU designed for home use. AMD branded early models as "Athlon 64 X2," but dropped the "64" designation when all CPUs... Read More »

What is an AMD Athlon 64 x2?

A computer's central processing unit performs the instructions that a program gives the system. A dual-core processor contains two processing cores on one chip, which are able to process informatio... Read More »