American Megatrends Inc. announces support for AMD Athlon™ XP Processor 1800+
ATLANTA, GA. --
American Megatrends Inc. (AMI), the leader in storage and computing innovations worldwide, announces its core firmware provides support for the new AMD AthlonTM XP processor 1800+ with Quantispeed™ architecture.
American Megatrends today announces that its BIOS system software products will provide support for the new AMD AthlonTM XP processor 1800+ with Quantispeed™ architecture.
Coupled with AMI’s innovative new offering, AMIBIOS8, the new AMD AthlonTM XP processor 1800+ will allow OEM’s to tailor their offerings to those end users demanding the cutting edge of power and performance. AMIBIOS8 offers modular BIOS solutions scalable from Embedded computing Platforms to mission critical Servers making it the perfect choice to adapt new advances in processing power by AMD.
“American Megatrends is pleased to continue offering support for AMD’s latest technological advancements” said Bill Clark, Strategic accounts manager, AMI. “Our AMIBIOS8, offering unsurpassed stability and a new modular architecture, will take full advantage of the AMD Athlon XP processor 1800+’s processingpower allowing OEM’s and their customers to derive the maximum performance from their systems”.
"System BIOS support is very important and is the key enabler of new cutting-edge technologies such as 3DNow!™ Professional, one of many new features found in the AMD Athlon™ XP processor 1800+ with QuantiSpeed™ architecture," said Richard Heye, vice president, Platform Engineering & Infrastructure, Computation Products Group, for AMD. "We are very excited about the new features offered by the AMIBIOS8 modular BIOS."
About the AMD Athlon™ XP Processor
The AMD Athlon™ XP processor features QuantiSpeed™ architecture, 384KB of on-chip, full-speed cache, and support for AMD's 3DNow!™ Professional instructions for enhanced multimedia capabilities.
The AMD Athlon XP processor is compatible with AMD's Socket A infrastructure, and supports the advanced 266MHz front-side bus.
AMD Athlon XP processors are manufactured using AMD's 0.18-micron copper process technology in Fab 30 in Dresden, Germany.
Founded in 1985, American Megatrends Inc. (AMI) has dedicated its resources to providing OEMs, resellers and systems integrators with leading edge computer technologies. Privately held, AMI is best known for its BIOS, but it also supplies state-of-the-art hardware, software and utilities to over 55 percent of today’s high-tech manufacturers. AMI offers high-density motherboards, disk subsystems and innovative storage solutions and is a voting member of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA). Headquartered in Atlanta, AMI has locations in the U.S. and throughout the world including London, Chennai, Munich, Seoul, Taipei and Tokyo to better serve its customers.
For more information on AMI products and services, call 1-800-U-BUY-AMI or visit www.ami.com.
AMD is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. AMD, a Fortune 500 and Standard & Poor’s 500 company, produces microprocessors, flash memory devices, and support circuitry for communications and networking applications. Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD had revenues of $ 4.6 billion in 2000 (NYSE: AMD). For further information visit http://www.amd.com/news/news.html
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