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AMD STRENGTHENS LINEUP WITH NEW MOBILE AMD DURON PROCESSOR.

AMD (NYSE:AMD) has introduced a 1GHz mobile AMD Duron processor. Featuring AMD PowerNow! technology, AMD's leading dynamic power management tool, the mobile AMD Duron processor can significantly extend battery life without compromising performance.

Compaq Computer Corporation is immediately offering its Compaq 700 series notebooks powered by the 1GHz mobile AMD Duron processor.

"AMD's powerful products and dependable resources continue to enable our customers' success. Since their early 2001 debut, AMD mobile processors have continued to gain popularity in notebook markets worldwide," said Ed Ellett, vice president of marketing for AMD's Computation Products Group. "Mobile AMD Duron processors provide businesses and consumers with the performance, stability and compatibility they can trust for everyday notebook computing."

With support for the Microsoft Windows XP operating system, the mobile AMD Duron processor with AMD PowerNow! technology enables outstanding battery life and delivers exceptional performance on a wide range of industry-leading software, such as multimedia and office productivity applications.

Compaq will feature AMD mobile processors in its Compaq Presario 700 notebook series. The Presario 700 can be ordered immediately from the Compaq Web site at http://www.athome.compaq.com, with retail availability expected in early 2002.

"By combining the sleek design of the new Presario 700 series with the leading-edge power of the new mobile AMD Duron processor, Compaq continues its commitment to deliver the performance, design and affordability that mobile users demand," said Lorena Kubera, Director of Portable Product Marketing, Compaq Computer Computer Corporation.

Compaq Presario 700 notebooks based on the 1GHz mobile AMD Duron processor are immediately available for purchase on HSN through Dec. 22.

"HSN offers customers an opportunity to purchase the new mobile AMD Duron processor-based notebook PC, which features the battery-saving AMD PowerNow! technology and provides a broad range of options for mobile computing," said Jeff Taraschi, executive vice president for HSN.

The mobile AMD Duron processor is designed to provide an optimal solution for value-conscious business and home users. Employing an innovative design, the mobile AMD Duron processor features AMD PowerNow! technology, a dynamic power management solution that scales on both frequency and voltage depending on the need for processing power. It also features a sophisticated cache architecture with 192KB of total on-chip cache and data pre-fetch, a high-speed 200MHz front-side bus, and a superscalar floating point unit with support for AMD's 3DNow! Professional technology.
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Date:Dec 24, 2001
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