AMD's Fastest AMD-K6®-2 Processor with 3DNOW!™ Technology Available in PCs from Cybermax
475-MHz AMD-K6®-2 Processor Offered In Desktop PCs For Direct Channel
SUNNYVALE, CA --
AMD today announced that shipments of its 475-MHz AMD-K6®-2 processor with 3DNow!™ technology have begun. The company also announced that desktop systems sold directly through CyberMax featuring the AMD-K6-2/475 processor are now available. The AMD-K6-2/475 processor offers a powerful combination of system price and performance and exceeds the clock speed of Intel's fastest available Pentium® II processor.
"The AMD-K6-2/475 processor delivers the leading-edge performance and higher clock speeds demanded by today's consumers and small business users," said Dana Krelle, vice president of marketing for the Computation Products Group at AMD. "And with our innovative 3DNow! technology, the AMD-K6-2 enables a powerful graphics and multimedia experience."
"CyberMax is pleased to be shipping systems based on the newest AMD-K6-2 processor," said Bill Bisignano, vice president of sales and marketing for CyberMax. "The new Enthusiast and ValueMax Series desktops based on the AMD-K6-2/475 are designed for users who demand a powerful mainstream PC solution."
About the AMD-K6®-2 Processor
The AMD-K6-2 processor with 3DNow! technology delivers leading-edge, sixth-generation 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-pin ceramic pin grid array (CPGA) package using C4 flip-chip interconnection technology.
About 3DNow!™ Technology
3DNow! technology, the first innovation to the x86 architecture that significantly enhances floating-point-intensive 3D graphics and multimedia applications, uses SIMD (Single Instruction Multiple Data) and other performance enhancements to enable the emerging realistic computing platform. Introduced as a key feature of the AMD-K6-2 processor in May 1998, 3DNow! technology has more than a nine-month time-to-market head start over competing CPU-based 3D enhancement technologies. The worldwide installed base of 3DNow! technology-enhanced PCs has grown to more than 10 million systems. AMD processors with 3DNow! technology span the complete range of desktop and mobile computing, from sub-$1,000 PCs to high-performance laptops based on the Mobile AMD-K6-2 processor to high-end multimedia desktop systems powered by the new AMD-K6-III processor.
Support for 3DNow! technology exists today in the 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. For a list of hardware and software products that support 3DNow! technology, visit the AMD web site at www.amd.com/products/cpg/k623d/optimized.html. Leading software titles optimized for 3DNow! technology are available online at the 3DNow! Technology Aisle on Chumbo.com.
The AMD-K6-2/475 processor is priced at $213 each in 1,000-unit quantities.