AMD Athlon™ XP Processor Combined With Nvidia® Nforce2 Platform Processors To Provide Outstanding System Performance
-Systems based on AMD Athlon and AMD Duron™ processor family products and NVIDIA nForce2 Platform Processors expected to offer increased memory bandwidth and connectivity, and exceptional graphics performance-
SUNNYVALE, CA --
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced support for NVIDIA® nForce2 - NVIDIA’s upcoming family of highly integrated core-logic platform processors. NVIDIA nForce2 Platform Processors will be optimized for systems with AMD Athlon™ XP and AMD Duron™ processors.
Enterprise and individual customers can expect to benefit from an AMD and NVIDIA nForce2 platform. High-speed PC3200 DDR memory will provide enterprise customers optimized execution of multi-threaded, mission-critical applications, and the 128-bit architecture can reduce memory latency enabling faster system and content creation performance. Individual users can expect to realize exceptional audio and gaming performance with real-time audio encoding of up to 256 simultaneous audio streams, and outstanding graphics and streaming audio and video with NVIDIA StreamThru™ technology featuring HyperTransport™ technology.
“The exceptional performance achieved by coupling the latest AMD Athlon and AMD Duron processor technologies with the upcoming NVIDIA nForce2 Platform Processors is continued proof that significant performance breakthroughs can be achieved using open, industry standards,” said Rich Heye, vice president platform engineering and infrastructure, Computation Products Group, AMD. “With support for both AGP-8X and HyperTransport technology, the AMD and NVIDIA platform will deliver fast and efficient processing power and overall system performance.”
“AMD processors provide the best complement to our new highly integrated nForce2 Platform Processors,” said Drew Henry, senior director of platform product management at NVIDIA. “We have worked closely with AMD to fine-tune our engineering designs to ensure that nForce2 Platform Processors take full advantage of the architectural innovations of AMD’s desktop processors.”
Demonstrations of systems based on AMD and NVIDIA nForce2 Platform Processors will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Platform Conference, being held today and tomorrow at the Silicon Valley Conference Center in San Jose, CA.
About HyperTransport™ Technology
HyperTransport technology is a high-speed, high-performance, point-to-point link for integrated circuits, and is designed to meet the bandwidth needs of tomorrow’s computing and communications platforms. HyperTransport technology helps reduce the number of buses while providing a high-performance link for PCs, workstations, and servers, as well as numerous embedded applications and highly scalable multiprocessing systems. It is designed to allow chips inside of PCs, networking and communications devices to communicate with each other up to 48 times faster than with some existing bus technologies.
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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