AMD Introduces 533MHz AMD-K6® -2 Processor With 3DNOW!™ Technology
Compaq® to Utilize Fastest AMD-K6®-2 Processor in Future Products
SUNNYVALE, CA --
AMD today announced the introduction of its 533MHz AMD-K6® -2 processor with 3DNow!™ technology. Many computer manufacturers plan to offer systems featuring the AMD-K6-2/533 processor, including an upcoming Compaq Presario Internet PC.
"With the introduction of the AMD-K6-2/533 processor, AMD continues to deliver leading-edge, cost-competitive solutions for the small business and consumer markets," said Dana Krelle, vice president of marketing for the Computation Products Group at AMD. "The AMD-K6-2 processor family offers a powerful combination of system price and performance, enabling our customers to offer the most competitive PC products on the market."
"Compaq is pleased to support the introduction to the AMD-K6-2/533 processor," said Tony Dowzall, director and general manager, Presario Desktop Division, Compaq Computer Corporation. "Obviously the availability of this new AMD-K6-2 processor affords us the opportunity of delivering Presario Internet PCs with the ultimate in value and performance for today's consumer."
About the AMD-K6® -2 Processor
The AMD-K6-2 processor with 3DNow! Technology delivers excellent performance for today's demanding Microsoft® Windows® compatible home and office applications. The 9.3-million-transistor AMD-K6-2 processor is manufactured on AMD's 0.25-micron, five-layer-metal process technology using local interconnect and shallow trench isolation at AMD's Fab 25 wafer fabrication facility in Austin, Texas. The AMD-K6-2 processor is packaged in a Super7&trade platform-compatible, 321-ceramic pin grid array (CPGA) package using C4 flip-clip interconnection technology.
About 3DNow!™ Technology
3DNow! Technology, developed by AMD, was the first innovation to the x86 architecture that significantly enhanced floating-point-intensive 3D graphics and multimedia applications. It uses single instruction multiple data (SIMD) and other performance enhancements to provide a compelling visual computing experience.
The worldwide installed base of 3DNow! Technology-enhanced PCs has grown to more than 20 million desktop and notebook systems spanning all price points. Support for 3DNow! Technology exists today in leading industry-standard application programming interfaces (APIs), including Microsoft's DirectX 6.x and SGI's OpenGL APIs. In addition, numerous hardware and software products have been optimized for 3DNow! Technology.
The AMD-K6-2/533 processor is priced at $167 each in 1,000-unit quantities.
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