The AMD Athlon X2 dual-core processors put the power of dual-core technology on the desktop. Dual-core processors contain two processing cores, residing on one chip, that perform calculations on two streams of data to increase efficiency and speed while running multiple programs. For end-users this means a significant increase in response and performance when running multiple applications simultaneously. Productivity in today's workplace requires smooth, efficient and seamless multi-tasking. AMD Athlon X2 dual-core processors deliver true multi-tasking, allowing users to switch from one program to another without always pausing for the computer to catch up and reducing annoying processing pauses. Like all the processors in the AMD64 family, AMD Athlon X2 dual-core processors are designed for people who want to stay at the forefront of technology and for those who depend on their PCs to keep them connected, informed, and entertained. Systems based on AMD64 processors can deliver leading-edge performance for demanding productivity and entertainment software today and in the future.