AMD EXPANDS FLAGSHIP AMD ATHLON PROCESSOR LINEUP.AMD (Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, www.amd.com) A major manufacturer of semiconductor devices including x86-compatible CPUs, embedded processors, flash memories, programmable logic devices and networking chips. (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange :AMD) has introduced three new high performance processors: the AMD Athlon XP A family of Pentium-compatible CPU chips from AMD introduced in 2001. Departing from the traditional MHz designation, Athlon XP chips use model numbers that combine clock speed and architectural features into a numerical rating. processor 2100+ for desktop PCs, the AMD Athlon MP processor 2000+ for servers and workstations, and the mobile AMD Athlon 4 processor 1600+ for notebook PCs.
"With these newest additions to the flagship AMD Athlon processor family, AMD continues to reinforce the benefits of competition by providing high-performance, innovative technologies that appeal to customers around the world," said Ed Ellett, vice president of marketing for AMD's Computation Computation is a general term for any type of information processing that can be represented mathematically. This includes phenomena ranging from simple calculations to human thinking. Products Group. "Our processors, with their outstanding application performance, reinforce AMD's commitment to providing our customers with the outstanding solutions they need in all market segments, including desktop and notebook PCs, servers and workstations."
As the world's highest performing desktop PC processor, the AMD Athlon XP processor 2100+ features QuantiSpeed architecture, which enhances the performance of software applications such as photo editing See photo editor. , visual computing The use of computers for 3D modeling and animation. See visualization. and 3D gaming. The AMD Athlon MP processor 2000+, featuring Smart MP technology, offers a reliable, scalable performance solution for the server and workstation market. The mobile AMD Athlon 4 processor 1600+ incorporates the industry's most sophisticated power management solution, AMD PowerNow! technology, which is designed to optimize battery life and delivers exceptional performance.
"Compaq and AMD have enjoyed a long and mutually successful partnership, working on behalf of PC users, and we are pleased to extend that partnership today," said Brett Faulk, director of home and small office desktop marketing in Compaq's Access Business Group. "AMD Athlon processors complement Compaq's superior products to provide a rich digital media and entertainment experience for both the home and office."
Home and business consumers benefit from AMD's innovations by experiencing improved software performance. As a result of AMD's close collaboration with Microsoft, AMD processors are optimized for use with Windows XP The previous client version of Windows. XP was a major upgrade to the client version of Windows 2000 with numerous changes to the user interface. XP improved support for gaming, digital photography, instant messaging, wireless networking and sharing connections to the Internet. .
Desktop PCs based on the AMD Athlon XP processor 2100+ are expected to be immediately available from leading computer manufacturers worldwide, including Compaq Computer Corporation (company) Compaq Computer Corporation - The largest US manufacturer and vendor of IBM PC compatible personal computers and servers. Compaq was started in 1982 by three ex-Texas Instruments employees.
Quarterly sales $2499M, profits $210M (Aug 1994).
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Availability of the new AMD Athlon MP processor 2000+ for servers and workstations is planned immediately from manufacturers worldwide, including RackSaver and BOXX Technologies, among others.
Compaq also plans to have notebook PCs powered by the mobile AMD Athlon 4 processor 1600+ available soon on a configure-to-order basis, with retail availability to follow.
The AMD Athlon XP processor 2100+ is priced at $420, the AMD Athlon MP processor 2000+ is priced at $415, and the mobile AMD Athlon 4 processor 1600+ is priced at $380, all in 1,000-unit quantities.