AMD’s Newest Mobile Processor Delivers Exceptional Notebook PC Performance For Business And Home Consumers
—HP and ACER Europe unveil powerful systems based on the new mobile AMD Athlon™ XP processor 1800+—
SUNNYVALE, CA --
AMD today introduced the high-performance mobile AMD Athlon™ XP processor 1800+ with QuantiSpeed™ architecture. With AMD PowerNow!™ technology, the newest mobile AMD Athlon XP processor gives business and home consumers a dynamic power management tool for performance on demand and enables a cooler, quieter notebook PC.
“Notebook PC enthusiasts trust and depend on AMD to deliver an exceptional computing experience with leading-edge software application performance,” said Ed Ellett, vice president of marketing for AMD’s Computation Products Group. “AMD is dedicated to excellence and continuously innovates with the customers’ needs in mind. The newest addition to the mobile AMD Athlon XP processor family gives business and home consumers greater choices in the notebook PC market with solutions they can rely on for true, high-performance computing.”
Notebook PCs powered by the mobile AMD Athlon XP processor 1800+, based on 0.13 micron technology, are available today from Hewlett-Packard Company and ACER Europe.
“AMD mobile processors offer the ultimate price performance and are consistent with HP product offerings that serve our consumer and small office notebook PC users,” said Jonathan Kaye, notebook product marketing manager, HP Personal Systems Group. “The introduction of the newest mobile AMD Athlon XP processor will provide customers who rely on HP notebook PCs a broad range of performance and features for their specific computing needs.”
“The introduction of the new notebook Acer Aspire 1300, featuring the mobile AMD Athlon XP processor 1800+, provides users with a powerful platform designed to deliver exceptional performance for a wide range of applications, from office work to personal entertainment,” said Gianfranco Lanci, president ACER EMEA.
AMD’s high-performance mobile processors enable infrastructure partners to jump-start system performance by offering notebook PCs based on the mobile AMD Athlon XP processor and double data rate (DDR) memory. Systems featuring DDR memory can provide business and home consumers performance gains on memory-intensive applications such as Internet content creation, gaming and office productivity. With QuantiSpeed architecture, the mobile AMD Athlon XP processor 1800+ also enables extreme performance for the Microsoft® Windows® XP operating system.
“The ATI RADEON IGP320M chipset enables exciting new platforms and provides today's mobile customers with feature-rich, high-performance graphics in a power-efficient design," said Rajesh Shakkarwar, director of marketing, Integrated Products, ATI Technologies Inc. “The ATI RADEON IGP320M chipset can enable DDR memory technology on the AMD Athlon mobile platform, further enhancing performance of systems based on the AMD Athlon XP mobile processor.”
The HP Pavilion ZE1250 notebook PC featuring the mobile
AMD Athlon XP processor 1800+ is available today at retail stores in the United States. The Compaq Presario 900 series notebook PCs will also feature the new AMD Athlon XP processor 1800+ and is expected to be available later this month directly through www.hp.com.
Notebook PCs based on the mobile AMD Athlon XP processor 1800+ are also available today from ACER Europe in its Acer Aspire 1300 series.
The new mobile AMD Athlon XP processor 1800+ is priced at $335, in 1,000-unit quantities. For pricing on other AMD mobile processors, please visit: http://www.amd.com/pricing
About the Mobile AMD Athlon™ XP Processor
The mobile AMD Athlon XP processor features QuantiSpeed architecture, which incorporates a nine-issue, fully pipelined superscalar micro-architecture, a superscalar floating-point unit, hardware data pre-fetch, and exclusive and speculative Translation Look-aside Buffers (TLB). Other features of the mobile AMD Athlon XP 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 XP processor is compatible with AMD’s Socket A infrastructure, and supports the advanced 200MHz and 266MHz
AMD Athlon front-side bus options. The mobile AMD Athlon XP processor based on 0.13 micron technology maintains Socket A and pin compatibility with AMD’s mobile processors manufactured on 0.18 micron technology, while adding a 266MHz front-side bus option to enable greater performance.
Mobile AMD Athlon XP processors are manufactured using AMD’s 0.13-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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