AMD Introduces 500MHz AMD-K6®-2 Processor With 3DNow!™ Technology
IBM® to Power Upcoming Aptiva® Personal Computer with Fastest AMD-K6-2 Processor
SUNNYVALE, CA --
AMD today announced the introduction of its 500MHz AMD-K6®-2 processor with 3DNow!™ technology. The AMD-K6-2/500 processor is planned to power a soon-to-be-released IBM® Aptiva® consumer personal computer system targeted at the retail market.
"The AMD-K6-2/500 processor brings more processing power to consumer and small business users who demand high levels of performance from a cost-competitive system," said Dana Krelle, vice president of marketing for the Computation Products Group at AMD. "The AMD-K6-2/500 processor is another example of AMD's commitment to offer a complete range of processors for all system price points."
"IBM is pleased to announce plans to introduce Aptiva systems based on the new AMD-K6-2/500 processor," said Harry Nicol, general manager, Consumer Systems at IBM. "This new AMD-K6-2 processor provides us with a combination of value and performance that enables IBM to offer personal computing solutions that match the needs of today's consumer electronic lifestyles."
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™ 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 15 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-K6-2/500 processor is priced at $167 each in 1,000-unit quantities.
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