CRN Selects AMD Athlon™ Processor
for 'Ultimate PC'
--AMD Athlon™ processor chosen ahead of Pentium® 4 processor at PC EXPO--
NEW YORK, NY --
AMD today announced that CRN has selected the AMD Athlon™ processor for its "Ultimate PC" demonstration at PC EXPO in New York. CRN Test engineers chose the AMD Athlon processor ahead of the Pentium® 4 processor, combining the AMD Athlon processor with the fastest, most robust and reliable PC components selected by CRN to create the most powerful PC in the industry today.
CRN, a leading trade newsweekly of computer industry news and analysis for solution providers, integrators and e-businesses, constructs the Ultimate PC every year at PC EXPO and Comdex, two of the computer industry's largest trade shows. CRN Test Center engineers build the Ultimate PC every day before a live audience at the Crystal Pavilion entrance of the Jacob Javits Convention Center at PC EXPO.
"Through rigorous testing, we found that the 1.4GHz AMD Athlon processor combined with DDR memory is an excellent performer," said CRN Test Center Director John Yacono. "In many test applications it outperformed competing processors with higher clock speeds, which indicates the AMD Athlon processor's architecture gets the most out of each tick of the clock, making it the natural choice for the Ultimate PC."
"AMD is delighted that CRN recognizes the AMD Athlon processor as the processor of choice for the Ultimate PC," said Pat Moorhead, vice president of desktop and mobile marketing for AMD's Computation Products Group. "Clearly, megahertz alone is not the best indicator of processor performance. The most important aspects to business and consumer PC users are better software performance, higher productivity in real-world environments, system longevity and proven reliability. AMD Athlon processor-based systems with DDR memory consistently outperform competitive PC processor systems, and truly form the most powerful PC solution in the world."
The Ultimate PC award is the latest in a series of honors given to the AMD Athlon processor. The highly decorated AMD Athlon processor has already received more than 90 awards worldwide. In addition to CRN's Ultimate PC award, it has won a "triple crown" of computing accolades, receiving Maximum PC magazine's "CPU of the Year Award" for 2001, PC World's "Product of the Year" in June 2000, and PC Magazine's Technical Excellence prize for Best Component in Hardware Category for 1999.
The award is just one of many AMD highlights at PC EXPO. AMD is showcasing its mobile AMD Athlon 4 processor in notebooks, and is featuring the AMD Athlon MP processor in dual processor-based servers and workstations. The AMD Athlon MP processor represents AMD's first multiprocessing-capable platform for one- and two-way servers and workstations, enabling AMD to further penetrate the commercial market. Already more than 20 manufacturers are developing multiprocessing workstations and servers based on the AMD Athlon MP processor.
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