AMD Continues To Offer Choice To Business Desktop Customers In Updated Offering From HP
—The AMD Athlon™ XP processor provides flexibility and performance to business users in HP Business Desktop d325 Microtower—
SUNNYVALE, CA --
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that high-performance AMD Athlon™ XP processors will continue to power business desktops from HP. The new HP Business Desktop d325 Microtower is HP’s update to the Compaq D315 Business PC. The new series of desktops are powered by AMD Athlon XP processors ranging from model numbers 2000+ up to the 3000+.
“Less than a year ago, HP, AMD and NVIDIA partnered to deliver an innovative desktop system for SMB and Public Sector customers. The positive response from these customers to the Compaq D315 Business PC has resulted in the introduction of the HP Business Desktop d325,” said David Somo, vice president, worldwide strategic accounts at AMD. “Businesses, schools and government agencies will see immediate benefits in the out-of-the-box productivity offered by this system which provides a competitive choice in the business desktop market.”
“HP’s public sector and small- and medium-sized business customers value a technology partner that can provide a broad range of quality products and services to help them meet their IT needs and budgets,” said Louis Kim, director of business desktop marketing in HP’s Personal Systems Group. “AMD Athlon processors and NVIDIA chipsets provide an excellent platform on which to build reliable and high performing desktops, all delivered at a great value.”
The HP Business Desktop d325 is designed to enable increased productivity and flexibility among users with standard dual monitor capability. The integrated dual ports with NVIDIA nView Multi-display technology eliminate the need for an additional video card and will aid in interaction between multiple open applications. Users can work with expanded Excel spreadsheets or simply dedicate a screen to Internet or e-mail monitoring.
The AMD Athlon processor architecture has become a trusted solution for businesses looking for high performance and reduced total cost of ownership. With the combination of NVIDIA’s Unified Driver Architecture (UDA) and the AMD Athlon XP processor, the update of images across the d325 and its predecessor, the Compaq D315, now requires minimal time and effort.
“NVIDIA’s UDA, featured in both the Compaq D315 and HP d325, makes business system deployment and support easier by providing a single driver for all systems,” said Drew Henry, senior director of platform products at NVIDIA. “Having only a single driver will help ensure the necessary fixes carry over to all products, creating a more stable environment where image validations can be determined on the customer’s preferred schedule.”
Other standard features with the HP Business Desktop d325 include innovative Double Data Rate (DDR) memory technology, first introduced by AMD in the PC industry, which provides up to twice the data-moving capability for more productivity; world-class NVIDIA GeForce4 graphics for exceptional screen resolution; and, the NVIDIA nForce2 processor platform with HyperTransport™ technology for reducing data movement bottlenecks.
All AMD processors are Microsoft® Windows® Hardware Quality Laboratory-qualified and are extensively tested for compatibility with thousands of business applications, including the most popular office productivity suites.
The HP Business Desktop d325 Microtower is available today from HP. For more information please call 1-800-888-0262.
About the AMD Athlon™ XP Processor
The AMD Athlon XP processor features QuantiSpeed™ architecture and support for AMD’s 3DNow!™ Professional instructions for enhanced multimedia capabilities. Depending on the core, AMD Athlon XP processors feature either 384KB or 640KB of on-chip, full-speed cache. The AMD Athlon XP processor is compatible with AMD’s Socket A infrastructure, and supports the 400, 333 or 266 front-side buses (FSB). AMD Athlon XP processors are manufactured using AMD's 0.13 micron copper process technology in Fab 30 in Dresden, Germany.
Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD (NYSE: AMD) is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. AMD, a Standard & Poor’s 500 company, produces microprocessors, Flash memory devices, and silicon-based solutions for communications and networking applications.
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