HP, Fujitsu-Siemens expected to ship desktop PCs featuring new AMD Athlon XP processor
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 10, 2002--AMD (NYSE: AMD - News) today introduced the AMD Athlon(TM) XP processor 2200+ with QuantiSpeed(TM) architecture--the first AMD desktop processor based on its 0.13 micron process technology. The new AMD Athlon XP processor 2200+ delivers improved performance, lower power and a smaller die size while maintaining a stable, compatible Socket A infrastructure.
"AMD is dedicated to excellence and continuously innovates with the customers' needs in mind. End users are demanding a better computing experience, and providing powerful solutions is our top priority," said Ed Ellett, vice president of marketing for AMD's Computation Products Group. "AMD continues to focus on offering high-performance end user benefits such as faster rendering times, better database performance and smoother video and audio editing."
Desktop PCs based on the AMD Athlon XP processor 2200+ are available today from Hewlett-Packard Company in the United States and Fujitsu-Siemens in Europe.
"InterVideo's WinDVD has become one of the most popular DVD players in the world not just because it looks and sounds great, but also because it is useful and fun to use your PC to watch DVDs," said Steve Ro, CEO and co-founder of InterVideo. "Using the AMD Athlon XP processor to power WinDVD enables sharper images, more realistic sound, quicker access and review times and a better overall entertainment experience."
"The AMD Athlon XP processor 2200+ showcases all the power and ultimate performance needed for Ulead's high-end multimedia software, including video editing, DVD authoring, photo editing and Web design," said Michael Yanez, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Ulead. "Additionally, the close relationship between Ulead and AMD helps ensure a high level of compatibility and reliability between Ulead's award-winning software and AMD's powerful processors."
The True Performance Initiative (TPI) demonstrates AMD's commitment to provide customer-centric solutions by focusing on educating PC users about the importance of real-world application performance.
"AMD has received an immense amount of support in our efforts to expose the `megahertz myth' through TPI, and we are dedicated to providing a better measure of system performance for an end user's computing experience," said Pat Moorhead, AMD's vice president of customer advocacy. "In the end, system performance is what matters most to business and home consumers."
Computer Manufacturers Offer Support
"Our HP Pavilion and Presario home desktop PCs featuring the AMD Athlon XP processor 2200+ are excellent for today's popular gaming applications, productivity and digital media environments," said John Vallie, HP Pavilion CTO Product Manager. "The addition of AMD's high-performance processors is another way HP is giving consumers greater choice when building a PC that meets their individual computing needs."
"Fujitsu-Siemens and AMD have enjoyed a long and mutually successful partnership, working on behalf of PC users," said Klaus Nicolai, Vice President, Business Unit Consumer at Fujitsu-Siemens. "AMD Athlon XP processors complement Fujitsu-Siemens' superior products to provide a rich digital media and entertainment experience for both the home and office."
Systems featuring the AMD Athlon XP processor 2200+ are available today through HP's configure-to-order program on its Compaq Presario 8000Z series home desktop PCs in the United States. Also, the new processor is planned to be available in HP Pavilion 562 series home desktop PCs under the same program ( www.hp.com) starting June 12.
Desktop PCs based on the AMD Athlon XP processor 2200+ are also available today from Fujitsu-Siemens in Europe.
The new AMD Athlon XP processor 2200+ is priced at $241, in 1,000-unit quantities. For pricing on other AMD processors, please visit: http://www.amd.com/pricing.
About the AMD Athlon(TM) XP Processor
The AMD Athlon XP processor features QuantiSpeed architecture, 384KB of on-chip, full-speed cache, and support for AMD's 3DNow!(TM) Professional instructions for enhanced multimedia capabilities. The AMD Athlon XP processor is compatible with AMD's Socket A infrastructure, and supports the advanced 266MHz front-side bus. AMD Athlon XP processors are manufactured using AMD's 0.13-micron copper process technology in Fab 30 in Dresden, Germany.
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, California, AMD had revenues of $3.9 billion in 2001. (NYSE: AMD - News).
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