AMD Powers Up HP Business Desktop, Bringing New Era Of Choice To PC Market
—The new Compaq D315 Business Desktop PC from HP delivers world-class AMD and NVIDIA® technologies to commercial market—
SUNNYVALE, CA --
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that high-performance AMD Athlon™ XP processors are powering the new Compaq D315 Business PC from HP, bringing a new level of desktop PC system choices to the commercial PC market. The Compaq D315 Business PC also includes state-of-the art NVIDIA® chipset and graphics technologies.
The Compaq D315 Business PC from HP offers companies at all levels the features they need to increase productivity while helping to stretch their IT budgets, lowering their total cost of ownership and protecting their technology investment.
“This industry first—the partnering of technology powerhouses AMD, HP and NVIDIA in a business computer—means that customers now have a new choice in business desktop systems,” said Henri Richard, group vice president of worldwide sales at AMD. “Emphasizing software application performance over clock speed, our AMD Athlon XP processors and stable Socket A infrastructure unite with HP’s world-renown system design expertise and NVIDIA’s premier chipset and graphics solutions in a system designed for amazing productivity as well as dependability.”
“With its new approach to processor design, the AMD Athlon XP processor offers both compelling performance and exceptional reliability,” said Jeff Groudan, head of marketing for HP’s business PC group. “This powerful combination of technologies in the new Compaq D315 Business PC also allows HP to meet a growing demand for AMD technology and offer increased choices for mainstream and value-conscious business users.”
“The NVIDIA nForce™ Platform Processors are the perfect technology complement to the power and performance of the AMD Athlon XP processor,” said Dan Vivoli, vice president of marketing at NVIDIA. “The combination of the nForce’s innovative system, memory, and graphics technologies, along with NVIDIA’s easy-to-maintain Unified Driver Architecture, makes the NVIDIA/AMD/Compaq solution that much more exciting to corporate IT buyers looking for a reliable, manageable, and stable PC platform to deploy in their business computing environments.”
“This announcement brings the value of competition to the enterprise market at a time when IT managers are being asked to do more with less,’” said Steve Kleynhans, vice president, META Group. “IT managers will benefit with greater competition and more choices in the market to fit their corporate needs.”
The new Compaq D315 Business PC from HP follows the successful worldwide introduction of the HP N115 Evo notebook PC earlier this year and continues to expand customer choice for powerful and reliable business computing solutions powered by AMD processors.
In addition to features that help IT managers reduce cost of ownership, the Compaq D315 Business PC features innovative Double Data Rate (DDR) memory technology, driven by AMD, which provides up to twice the data-moving capability for more productivity. The world-class NVIDIA GeForce2™ graphics provides exceptional screen resolution, and the NVIDIA nForce processor platform uses HyperTransport™ technology to reduce data movement bottlenecks.
All AMD processors are Microsoft® Windows® Hardware Quality Laboratory-qualified and are extensively tested for compatibility with thousands of business applications, including the most popular office productivity suites.
The Compaq D315 Business PC is available today in the Americas from HP. For more information about the Compaq D315 Business PC, visit www.hp.com
or call 1-800-282-6672.
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 0.13-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).
AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, AMD Athlon, 3DNow!, and combinations thereof, and QuantiSpeed are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. HyperTransport is a trademark of the HyperTransport Technology Consortium. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other jurisdictions. GeForce2 and nForce are trademarks and NVIDIA is a registered trademark of NVIDIA, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other jurisdictions. Other product names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective companies.