Matrox announces support for the AMD-760™ MP chipset and AMD Athlon™ MP processor with Smart MP Technology
MONTREAL, CANADA --
Matrox Graphics Inc. today announced support for the new AMD-760™ MP multi-processing chipset and AMD Athlon™ MP processor with Smart MP technology. Employing high performance and cost-effective DDR memory, AMD's new processor and chipset are set to deliver breakthrough performance in dual processor platform.
The AMD Athlon MP processor with Smart MP technology is the latest member of the AMD Athlon family processors, offering unsurpassed x86 multi-processing capability to bring more power to desktop, server and workstation platforms.
"As with the AMD-760 DDR chipset, Matrox worked closely with AMD in validating the AGP 4X technology found in the new AMD-760 MP chipset," said Rex Meek, director of Hardware Infrastructure Relations for AMD. "Matrox's AGP graphics solutions with DualHead technology are the ideal match for our new processor and chipset, helping AMD users to fully benefit from the added performance of the AMD Athlon MP processor."
"AMD's new line of AMD Athlon MP processors with Smart MP technology will take the AMD processor-based platforms to a new level," said Razid Samdjy, Senior Manager for Business Development, Matrox Graphics Inc. "The AMD-760 MP chipset, coupled with Matrox's DualHead capabilities, world renowned stability and industry-first true multi-display support in Microsoft Windows® 2000, makes AMD's multiprocessor architecture a compelling solution."
About the AMD Athlon™ MP Processor
The AMD Athlon™ MP processor is a seventh-generation x86 processor for high- performance multiprocessing servers and workstations. It takes advantage of AMD's innovative Smart MP technology which features dual point-to-point, high-speed 266MHz system buses designed to provide up to 2.1GB per second per CPU of bus bandwidth in a dual-processor system. Smart MP technology also features an optimized MOESI cache coherency protocol that manages data and memory traffic in a multiprocessing environment. The AMD Athlon MP processor, with stable Socket A infrastructure and support for DDR memory technology, has a high performance full-speed cache with hardware data pre-fetch, an advanced 266MHz front side bus with ECC support, a fully pipelined superscalar floating point engine, and an exclusive L2 Translation Look-aside Buffer (TLB). It also incorporates 3DNow!ä Professional technology, 52 new instructions that extend 3DNow! technology and enable smoother, richer and more lifelike images, more precise digital audio and an enriched Web experience.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy awarded AMD an ENERGY STAR® Certificate of Recognition for its energy-efficient processors, including the AMD Athlon MP processor. These processors help manufacturers meet stringent ENERGY STAR specifications for a variety of appliances, equipment and other products. Products with the ENERGY STAR label are designed to use less energy, save money and help protect the environment.
AMD Athlon MP processors are manufactured using AMD's .18 micron copper process technology at Fab 30 in Dresden, Germany.
About the AMD-760™ MP Chipset
The AMD-760™ MP chipset, the world's first multiprocessor chipset to support DDR memory technology, is AMD's high performance two-way multiprocessor core logic solution for the AMD Athlon™ MP processor. It consists of two chips-the AMD-762™ system controller, or northbridge, and the AMD-766™ peripheral bus controller, or southbridge. The AMD-760 MP chipset unleashes the power of DDR memory technology, which combines with other sophisticated core logic in data, memory and I/O control as well as system and power management to provide a powerful solution for server and workstation platforms. The AMD-760 MP chipset supports up to two AMD Athlon MP processors with independent 266MHz front side buses, as well as PC2100 DDR memory and AGP-4x graphics.
Matrox Graphics Inc. is the only graphics chip designer and graphics card manufacturer who draws on 25 years of industry experience to provide customers with state-of-the-art 2D, 3D and digital video acceleration, vibrant image quality and real-world functionality. A quality and innovation leader, Matrox has been recognized with over 1,000 international awards for the Millennium, Marvel, Productiva and Mystique product lines. Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Matrox is a privately held company with international offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy and Hong Kong. Information about Matrox products, drivers, technical support and more can be found at www.matrox.com.