AMD Introduces 1.1GHz AMD Duron Processor for Mainstream PCs; New AMD Duron Processor Features 3DNow! Professional Technology for Enhanced Multimedia Computing
SUNNYVALE, Calif--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 1, 2001--AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced a new desktop processor for the mainstream PC market, the 1.1GHz AMD Duron(tm) processor with 3DNow!(tm) Professional technology, offering an ideal combination of performance and features.
The AMD Duron processor enhances the everyday computing experience for home and small- to medium-sized business PC users by delivering practical performance on photo, audio and Internet applications. The 1.1GHz AMD Duron processor, which includes 3DNow! Professional technology and hardware data pre-fetch support for enhanced multimedia experience and improved productivity, also is compatible with the Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP operating system.
"In addition to its continued success in the United States, the AMD Duron processor has been immensely successful around the globe. For example, nearly half of the value segment desktop PCs sold to home users in Western Europe, and more than half of the top selling retail desktop PC systems in Japan, are based on AMD Duron processors," said Pat Moorhead, vice president of desktop and mobile marketing for AMD's Computation Products Group. "Systems based on the 1.1GHz AMD Duron processor with Microsoft Windows XP will enable outstanding performance for business and home PC users."
Like all AMD processors, the new 1.1GHz AMD Duron processor supports AMD's stable Socket A platform. Systems based on AMD's new processor are expected to be available in the fourth quarter through a variety of channels worldwide.
The 1.1GHz AMD Duron processor is priced at $103 in 1,000-unit quantities. For more information on pricing, please visit: http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/ProductInformation/0,,30_118_1200_ 1202^609,00.html.
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About the AMD Duron(tm) Processor
The AMD Duron processor is a derivative of the award-winning AMD Athlon processor and is designed to provide practical performance for everyday computing for business and home users. Employing an innovative design, the AMD Duron processor features a sophisticated cache architecture with 192KB of total on-chip cache, a high-speed 200MHz front-side bus, and a superscalar floating point unit with 3DNow!(tm) Professional technology, and hardware data pre-fetch.
The AMD Duron processor offers buyers access to technology and performance that stands out among other processors in its class. It reflects AMD's 30 years of design and manufacturing expertise and sales of more than 175 million PC processors. AMD Duron processors are manufactured on AMD's 0.18 micron process technology in Fab 25, Austin, Texas.
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 Fortune 500 and Standard & Poor's 500 company, produces microprocessors, flash memory devices, and support circuitry for communications and networking applications. Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, Calif., AMD had revenues of $4.6 billion in 2000. (NYSE:AMD).
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