AMD delivers first virtualization-powered CPUs

Quoting from the AMD official announcement:

As part of AMD’s ongoing commitment to deliver leading technology for desktop PCs, AMD today announced the immediate availability of the AMD Athlon™ 64 FX-62 dual-core processor, the world’s ultimate processor for PC enthusiasts, and the AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 5000+dual-core processor compatible with AMD’s new socket AM2 platform.

Socket AM2 from AMD is designed to enable next-generation platform innovations such as AMD Virtualization and high-performance, unbuffered DDR2 memory to the award-winning AMD64 architecture.

OEMs shipping systems with socket AM2 processors include Alienware, Fujitsu Siemens, HP, and Lenovo, as well as more than 40 leading system builders worldwide…

Hardware Secrets published a 10-pages review of Athlon 64 X2 5000+ and AM2 socket.

AnandTech published a 12-pages review of AM2 socket.

Tom’s Hardware published a 62-pages review of AM2 socket.