AMD Pumps Up The Volume -- Introduces 750MHz AMD Duron™ Processor
More than 20 computer manufacturers worldwide, including Fujitsu Siemens Computers, offering systems for sale today
SUNNYVALE, CA --
AMD today introduced the 750MHz AMD Duron™ processor, once again setting the standard for business and home users in the value PC space. Optimized for the value-conscious user, the 750MHz AMD Duron™ processor reinforces AMD's leadership position in delivering better computing solutions to the value PC space, characterized by systems that typically sell for less than $1,000.
"We supply the highest performing PC processors in volume, offering a broad and powerful portfolio of computing solutions for both the performance and value segments. At any system price point, business and home users will get a better PC with an AMD processor-based system," said Rob Herb, executive vice president at AMD. "Quality. Reliability. Consistency. That is what AMD represents."
More than 100 computer manufacturers worldwide currently offer AMD Duron™ processor-based systems. Leading manufacturers, including Compaq and IBM, plan to offer PCs featuring the 750MHz AMD Duron™ processor during the coming weeks. More than 20 computer manufacturers worldwide, including Fujitsu Siemens Computers, are offering 750MHz AMD Duron™ processor-based systems for sale today.
"The AMD Duron™ processor is changing the face of the value PC segment much in the same way as the AMD Athlon™ processor redefined the performance segment, " said David Somo, vice president of marketing for the Computation Products Group at AMD. "Undoubtedly, the AMD Duron™ processor offers a superior computing solution for the value PC space."
Designed to help prolong the life of a buyer's investment, the 750MHz AMD Duron™ processor provides the capability and flexibility to meet the computing needs of value conscious users today and tomorrow. AMD Duron™ processor-based systems are ideal for applications typically employed by such users, including surfing the Internet, business and personal productivity suites, as well as entertainment and edutainment products.
"With its remarkable performance, features, and affordability, the 750MHz AMD Duron™ processor makes the Fujitsu Siemens Computers Xpert line of PCs an outstanding offer for our value conscious customers," said Ingo Unger, business manager of the Consumer Division at Fujitsu Siemens Computers, Germany.
About the AMD Duron™ Processor
The AMD Duron™ processor is a derivative of the award-winning AMD Athlon™ processor and is designed to provide an optimized solution for value conscious business and home users. Employing an innovative design, the AMD Duron™ processor features a sophisticated cache architecture with 192KB of total on-chip cache; a high-speed 200MHz front-side bus, and a superscalar floating point unit with enhanced 3DNow!™ technology.
The 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 125 million processors. AMD Duron™ processors are manufactured on AMD's 0.18 micron process technology in Fab 25, Austin, Texas.
The 750MHz AMD Duron™ processor is priced at $181 each in 1,000-unit quantities.
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