AMD Athlon™ XP Processor 2800+ Will Boost Performance For Gamers And PC Enthusiasts
— New Faster Front-side Bus Will Enable AMD Athlon™ XP Processor 2800+ to Pack Powerful Performance Punch on Real-World Applications —
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AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced Fall availability of the world’s highest performing PC processor, the AMD Athlon™ XP processor 2800+ featuring an advanced 333 front-side bus (FSB). With data throughput gains of up to 25 percent, the AMD Athlon XP processor 2800+ will boost performance across the board on real-world applications. AMD also announced Fall availability of the AMD Athlon XP processor 2700+ with the advanced 333 FSB.
Limited edition desktop systems featuring the AMD Athlon XP processor 2800+ targeted at PC enthusiasts and gamers are expected to be available in late November exclusively from premier enthusiast PC manufacturers ABS, Alienware, Falcon Northwest, MicronPC and Voodoo PC.
“Digital entertainment, particularly gaming, is driving the need for innovative technology to enhance the overall computing experience for today’s PC users,” said Ed Ellett, AMD vice president of Client Business. “The AMD Athlon XP processor 2800+ with its advanced 333 FSB is the ultimate processor for PC customers who demand the highest levels of performance.”
“With Unreal Tournament 2003, we've raised the bar and delivered a game that allows PC users to turn up the detail high enough to challenge the most powerful personal computer systems available,” said Mark Rein, vice president, Epic Games Inc. “The AMD Athlon XP processor 2800+ is totally up to the challenge. It will deliver the kind of awesome performance demanded by most serious gamers.”
AMD partners with industry-leading graphics solutions and chipset developers to help ensure that platforms based on AMD Athlon XP processors provide customers with world-class system performance. The AMD Athlon XP processors 2800+ and 2700+ combined with such innovations as AGP 8X and PC3200 DDR SDRAM will deliver exceptional software performance.
“Our nForce2 platform processors were designed to support AMD's faster 333 FSB, and we are truly amazed with the performance of the new AMD Athlon XP processors 2800+ and 2700+,” said Drew Henry, general manager of platform business at NVIDIA. “nForce2-based systems and motherboards featuring NVIDIA and AMD processors will offer consumers the perfect blend of price and performance, and deliver a platform primed to take advantage of today's popular digital media and business applications.”
“The VIA Apollo KT400 chipset is engineered to take full advantage of the new AMD Athlon XP processors 2700+ and 2800+ with the advanced 333 FSB, delivering the maximum 2.7GB/s of memory bandwidth to the processor,” said Richard Brown, director of marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. “As the only Socket A chipset with AGP 8X currently available in the marketplace, the KT400 will be the chipset platform of choice for gamers and enthusiasts looking to upgrade to the new advanced 333 FSB enabled processors.”
Limited edition desktop systems featuring the AMD Athlon XP processor 2800+ are expected to be available in late November exclusively from premier enthusiast PC manufacturers ABS, Alienware, Falcon NW, MicronPC and Voodoo PC.
AMD has begun shipping samples of the AMD Athlon XP processors 2800+ and 2700+ to computer manufacturers for system availability expected in late November.
The AMD Athlon XP processors 2800+ and 2700+ will be priced at $397 and $349, respectively, in 1,000-unit quantities. For pricing on other AMD processors, please visit: http://www.amd.com/pricing
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 266 or 333 front-side bus (FSB). AMD Athlon XP processors are manufactured using AMD's 0.13 micron copper process technology in Fab 30 in Dresden, Germany.
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