AMD Teams Up With HP, NVIDIA To Offer Sensational PC Experience
SUNNYVALE, CA --
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that its high-performance AMD Athlon™ XP processor, enhanced by the NVIDIA nForce Platform Architecture, is now available in Hewlett-Packard Company’s HP Pavilion home desktop PCs.
HP PCs featuring the new chipset are designed to give mainstream PC users an out-of-the-world digital experience. The systems’ enhanced multimedia capabilities provide mesmerizing graphics and concert-style audio for digital video, photo editing and gaming.
“The AMD Athlon XP processor and NVIDIA nForce platform are a computing and graphics match made in heaven,” said Ed Ellett, vice president of Marketing for AMD’s Computation Products Group. “Typically, this type of performance has primarily only been within reach of enthusiasts willing to build their own PCs.”
“HP Pavilion home desktop PCs featuring the AMD Athlon XP processor and the NVIDIA nForce chipset give mainstream users an advanced graphics solution,” said Tom Markworth, product manager, HP North America Consumer Computing Division. “We’re pleased to offer yet another choice for consumers using today’s graphics-intensive applications.”
"The AMD Athlon XP processor and the NVIDIA nForce Platform
Architecture with integrated GeForce2 are a visual computing powerhouse," said Dan Vivoli, vice president of marketing at NVIDIA. "This is an excellent example of how a joint collaboration can result in a superior multimedia experience.”
Customizable HP systems featuring the NVIDIA nForce Platform Architecture are available with AMD Athlon XP processors 1600+, 1800+ and 2000+ direct from HP via www.hpshopping.com or at HP’s retail kiosks. Pre-configured retail models, the HP Pavilion 541c and HP Pavilion 761n home PCs, are expected to be available on store shelves later this month.
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 $3.9 billion in 2001. (NYSE: AMD).
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