AMD Athlon™ XP processor awarded Maximum PC’s CPU of the Year Award
—AMD’s flagship processor takes honors for third consecutive year—
SUNNYVALE, CA --
Maximum PC has chosen the AMD Athlon™ XP processor for its "CPU of the Year” award for 2001. This is the third consecutive year AMD’s flagship desktop processor has won this influential award. Maximum PC announces its Gear of the Year awards annually in the December issue and posts the winners' names online.
"For CPU of the year, we’ve selected an AMD Athlon family processor for the third year in a row,” said Maximum PC Editor-in-Chief Jon Phillips. “We decided to give the Athlon XP the award for offering excellent performance at a competitive price."
“We are honored that the industry’s leading computer enthusiast magazine has selected the AMD Athlon XP processor for this award,” said Ed Ellett, vice president of Marketing at AMD. “Advanced users and enthusiasts understand the true indicator of performance is how fast their applications run, not the clock speed of their processor. Winning this award reinforces the fact that the AMD Athlon XP processor is the performance champion for desktop PCs.”
AMD Athlon™ Processor Awards Around the World
The AMD Athlon XP processor also recently received Joystick Magazine’s “Top Hard” award in France. The AMD Athlon family of processors and systems based on these processors have received more than 100 awards worldwide. For a complete listing of AMD Athlon processor and AMD Athlon processor-based system awards, visit: http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/ProductInformation/0,,30_118_756_759^663,00.html
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.
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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