AMD Expands Flagship AMD Athlon™ Processor Lineup For Desktop/Notebook PCs, Servers and Workstations
HANOVER, GERMANY --
At CeBIT, AMD (NYSE: AMD) today strengthened its award-winning AMD Athlon™ processor family by introducing three new high performance processors: the AMD Athlon™ XP 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 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, visual computing 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.
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, Fujitsu-Siemens Computers, and NEC-CI.
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. For complete
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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.
About the AMD Athlon™ MP Processor
The AMD Athlon MP processor is a seventh-generation x86 processor designed for high-performance multiprocessing servers and workstations.
A key advantage of AMD’s multiprocessing platform is Smart MP technology, which greatly enhances overall platform performance by increasing data movement between the two CPUs, chipset and memory system. Smart MP technology features dual point-to-point, high-speed 266MHz system buses with Error Correcting Code (ECC) support designed to provide up to 2.1GB per second per CPU of bus bandwidth in a dual-processor system. Smart MP technology also has an optimized Modified Owner Exclusive Shared Invalid (MOESI) cache coherency protocol that manages data and memory traffic in a multiprocessing environment.
The AMD Athlon MP processor features the patented QuantiSpeed™ architecture, which includes a high performance full-speed cache with hardware data pre-fetch, a fully pipelined superscalar floating point engine, and an exclusive L2 Translation Look-aside Buffer (TLB). The processor also incorporates 3DNow!™ Professional technology, which has 51 new instructions that extend AMD’s 3DNow! technology, enabling smoother, richer and more lifelike images, more precise digital audio and an enriched Internet experience.
The AMD Athlon MP processor is compatible with AMD’s stable Socket A infrastructure, and supports DDR memory technology.
About the Mobile AMD Athlon™ 4 Processor
architecture, a superscalar floating-point unit, hardware data prefetch, exclusive and speculative Translation Look-aside Buffers (TLB). Other features of the mobile AMD Athlon 4 processor include support for AMD’s 3DNow!™ Professional instruction set for enhanced multimedia capabilities, and AMD PowerNow! technology for extended battery life.
The mobile AMD Athlon 4 processor is compatible with AMD’s Socket A infrastructure, and supports the advanced 200MHz AMD Athlon front-side bus, providing the highest bandwidth available for notebook PCs.
Mobile AMD Athlon 4 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 $3.9 billion in 2001. (NYSE: AMD).
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