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PR: AMD Expands Processor Line-Up

| CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs News | Posted: Mar 13, 2002 9:32 am

At CeBIT, AMD today strengthened its AMD Athlon(tm) processor family by introducing three new high performance processors: the AMD Athlon(tm) XP processor 2100+ for desktop PCs, the AMD Athlon MP processor 2000+ for servers and workstations, and the mobile AMD Athlon 4 processor 1600+ for notebook PCs.

 

HANOVER, GERMANY - 13 March 2002 - At CeBIT, AMD today strengthened its award-winning AMD Athlon(tm) processor family by introducing three new high performance processors: the AMD Athlon(tm) XP processor 2100+ for desktop PCs, the AMD Athlon MP processor 2000+ for servers and workstations, and the mobile AMD Athlon 4 processor 1600+ for notebook PCs.

"With these newest additions to the flagship AMD Athlon processor family, AMD continues to reinforce the benefits of competition by providing high-performance, innovative technologies that appeal to customers around the world," said Ed Ellett, vice president of marketing for AMD's Computation Products Group. "Our processors, with their outstanding application performance, reinforce AMD's commitment to providing our customers with the outstanding solutions they need in all market segments, including desktop and notebook PCs, servers and workstations."

 

As the world's highest performing desktop PC processor, the AMD Athlon XP processor 2100+ features QuantiSpeed(tm) architecture, which enhances the performance of software applications such as photo editing, visual computing and 3D gaming. The AMD Athlon MP processor 2000+, featuring Smart MP technology, offers a reliable, scalable performance solution for the server and workstation market. The mobile AMD Athlon 4 processor 1600+ incorporates the industry's most sophisticated power management solution, AMD PowerNow!(tm) technology, which is designed to optimise battery life and delivers exceptional performance. "Compaq and AMD have enjoyed a long and mutually successful partnership, working on behalf of PC users, and we are pleased to extend that partnership today," said Brett Faulk, director of home and small office desktop marketing in Compaq's Access Business Group. "AMD Athlon processors complement Compaq's superior products to provide a rich digital media and entertainment experience for both the home and office."

 

Home and business consumers benefit from AMD's innovations by experiencing improved software performance. As a result of AMD's close collaboration with Microsoft, AMD processors are optimised for use with Windows® XP.

 

Availability

 

Desktop PCs based on the AMD Athlon XP processor 2100+ will be available immediately from Peripherals Plus and Emagen in Australia and TL Systems.

 

Availability of the new AMD Athlon MP processor 2000+ for servers and workstations is planned immediately from manufacturers worldwide, including from Emagen, Roshtech and Xenon in Australia.

 

Compaq also plans to have notebook PCs powered by the mobile AMD Athlon 4 processor 1600+ available soon on a configure-to-order basis, with retail availability to follow.

 

Pricing

 

The AMD Athlon XP processor 2100+ is priced at US$420, the AMD Athlon MP processor 2000+ is priced at US$415, and the mobile AMD Athlon 4 processor 1600+ is priced at US$380, all in 1,000-unit quantities. For complete pricing information, please visit http://www.amd.com/pricing.

 

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