AMD's Mobile AMD Athlon™ 4 Processor Powers HP's Latest Retail Notebook PCs
--Systems based on the new 1GHz mobile AMD Athlon 4 processor immediately available from HP-- --850MHz mobile AMD Duron™ processor delivers leading performance in value notebook systems --
AMD today announced that its new 1GHz mobile AMD Athlon™ 4 processor featuring AMD PowerNow!™ technology-which delivers up to 30 percent more battery life without compromising performance-is being incorporated in the latest notebook PCs from Hewlett-Packard Company.
In addition, the 850MHz mobile AMD Duron™ processor, which provides a superb combination of features and performance in value notebooks, is expected to be available in HP notebook PCs on July 1.
The new AMD processor-based products will be featured in HP's best-selling retail notebook PC line-the HP Pavilion n5000 series-available through HP retail partners and hpshopping.com.
"With AMD PowerNow! technology's battery-saving capabilities, the new 1GHz mobile AMD Athlon 4 processor delivers up to 50 percent more performance than competitive systems while running on batteries," said Pat Moorhead, vice president of desktop and mobile marketing for AMD's Computation Products Group. "HP's endorsement shows continued manufacturers' support and momentum, as well as market acceptance of AMD mobile processors."
"HP was the first company to incorporate an AMD mobile processor with AMD PowerNow! technology into a retail notebook product line," said Hilary Glann, worldwide marketing manager, HP Mobile Computing Division. "HP Pavilion notebook PCs with mobile AMD Athlon 4 and mobile AMD Duron processors provide our retail customers a broad range of performance and value options to help meet their all-in-one mobile computing needs."
The 1GHz mobile AMD Athlon 4 and 850MHz mobile AMD Duron processors support AMD's stable Socket A infrastructure and provide performance on demand for both business and consumer users.
About the Mobile AMD Athlon™ 4 Processor
The mobile AMD Athlon 4 processor features a new lower power design for notebook computing, 384KB of on-chip, full-speed cache with hardware data pre-fetch (256KB of on-chip level two (L2) cache and 128KB of on-chip level one (L1) cache), a superscalar floating-point unit, support for AMD's 3DNow! Professional technology instructions for enhanced multimedia capabilities, and AMD PowerNow! technology for extended battery life.
The mobile AMD Athlon 4 processor is compatible with AMD's Socket A infrastructure, and supports the advanced 200MHz AMD Athlon front-side bus (FSB), providing the highest bandwidth available for notebook PCs.
Mobile AMD Athlon 4 processors are manufactured using AMD's 0.18 micron copper process technology in Fab 30 in Dresden, Germany.
About the Mobile AMD Duron™ Processor
The new mobile AMD Duron processor is designed to provide an optimized solution for value-conscious business and home users. Employing an innovative design, the new mobile AMD Duron processor features AMD PowerNow! technology, a sophisticated cache architecture with 192KB of total on-chip cache and data pre-fetch, a high-speed 200MHz front-side bus, and a superscalar floating point unit with support for AMD's 3DNow! Professional technology.
The new mobile AMD Duron processor offers value-conscious buyers access to technology and performance that stands out among other processors in its class. It reflects AMD's 30 years of design and manufacturing expertise and sales of more than 150 million PC processors.
About AMD PowerNow!™ Technology
AMD PowerNow! technology can significantly extend the battery life of notebook PCs up to 30 percent. It also provides performance on demand and enables a cooler and quieter-running notebook computing experience. AMD PowerNow! technology is a combination of software and hardware support that allows the processor to run at different frequencies and voltages based on user preference or application demand.
A simple Windows® control panel interface allows the user to select between three modes of system operation:
AMD PowerNow! technology provides a unique "automatic" mode that allows the system to determine the appropriate level of power and performance based on application demand, delivering the best of both worlds-extended battery life with no compromise in performance.
In the high-performance mode the CPU always runs at maximum performance.
In battery-saver mode the CPU always runs in its lowest power state, enabling the longest system battery life.