Matrox Announces Support for the AMD Athlon™ XP Processor 1800+ with QuantiSpeed™ Architecture
Matrox Millennium G550 and Millennium G450 offer full support and optimization for AMD’s new processor
Montreal, Canada --
Matrox Graphics Inc. today announced support for the new AMD Athlon™ XP processor 1800+ with QuantiSpeed™ architecture. Offering the latest in processor technology, the AMD Athlon XP processor 1800+ is designed to provide extreme performance for end users running Microsoft’s newest operating system, Windows® XP, balancing improvements in the amount of work done per clock cycle with increases in the processor frequency.
Continuing its commitment to provide the industry standard x86 platform, AMD has partnered with the industry’s leading hardware and software companies, to conduct rigorous validation testing, ensuring comprehensive compatibility and seamless integration of AMD’s innovative platform into the commercial market.
“With support of DDR memory and the AMD Athlon™ XP processor 1800+ with QuantiSpeed architecture, AMD Athlon™ XP processor users will be able to better visualize, design and animate in less time,” said Razid Samdjy, Senior manager for business development, Matrox Graphics Inc. “Paired with the Millennium G550’s and G450’s DualHead capabilities, consumers can now design with greater speed and with greater efficiency.”
“The Matrox Millennium G550 and G450 lines of graphics cards are world-renowned for their stability and reliability,” said Richard Heye, vice president, Platform Engineering & Infrastructure, Computation Products Group for AMD. “AMD is proud that Matrox has included full support and optimizations for the AMD Athlon™ XP processor 1800+ with QuantiSpeed architecture.”
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.
The Evolution of DualHead
Launched in 1999, DualHead technology supported eight different display configurations and consisted of five modes: Clone, DVDMax, Multi-Display, TV Output, and Zoom. A year later, second-generation DualHead expanded on these features with the addition of Matrox MultiDesk, Snapshot, Multi-Zoom and DVD playback on a monitor—an alternative to the original secondary output to TV. Now, with third-generation DualHead, Matrox dual display technology evolves even further to include true multi-display support in Windows® 2000 , improved usability features, such as access to all modes without rebooting, and the eDualHead™ browser-enhancement suite designed to power e-business and the Web. For detailed information about DualHead, visit the All about DualHead section on our Web site at www.matrox.com/mga/dualhead/home
Matrox Graphics Inc. is the only graphics chip designer and graphics card manufacturer who draws on 25 years of industry experience to provide customers with state-of-the-art 2D, 3D and digital video acceleration, vibrant image quality and real-world functionality. A quality and innovation leader, Matrox has been recognized with over 1,000 international awards for the Millennium, Marvel, Productiva and Mystique product lines. Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Matrox is a privately held company with international offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy and Hong Kong. Information about Matrox products, drivers, technical support and more can be found at www.matrox.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).
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