AMD Duron™ processor enables superior
PC solutions for value concious business and home users
Systems featuring the AMD Duron processor
planned to be available worldwide from Compaq, Fujitsu-Siemens,
HP, IBM, NEC, Systemax and others. "
SUNNYVALE, CA-- AMD introduced
the AMD Duron™ processor, delivering industry-leading performance
for businesses and consumers in the value PC space, characterized
by systems that typically sell for less than $1,000. The AMD Duron
processor is available today at speed grades of 700MHz, 650MHz, and
The AMD Duron processor provides up to 25 percent more performance
on many industry leading benchmarks than an Intel Celeron processor
at the same clock speed. Leading computer manufacturers worldwide
have announced plans to offer AMD Duron processor-based systems,
including Compaq, Fujitsu-Siemens, Hewlett-Packard Company, IBM,
NEC, Systemax and others.
AMD Duron processor-based systems are ideal for applications commonly
used by value-conscious users, including word processing, sending
or receiving e-mails, managing personal finances, surfing the Internet
and running edutainment products. "With the AMD Duron processor
in the value space and the AMD Athlon™ processor in the performance
space, AMD now offers superior solutions, top to bottom, across
all desktop system price points. Regardless of how much business
and home users want to spend, at any given system price point, they
will get a better PC with an AMD processor-based system," said
Hector Ruiz, president and chief operating officer of AMD.
"During the past year, thanks to strong execution and its
overall processor portfolio, AMD grew its unit share of the microprocessor
market noticeably. AMD looks to continue its success with the AMD
Duron processor," said George Iwanyc, principal analyst at
"The AMD Duron™ processor is an innovative processor designed
for the value PC market. With the AMD Duron processor, computer
users will get a PC capable of running today's applications with
ease, and with enough power to run the applications of tomorrow,"
said Brett Faulk, director of Retail Desktop Product Marketing at
"With the AMD Duron processor, value PC purchasers will receive
a no-compromise chip, offering the ultimate combination of capability,
durability and value in low-cost systems," said Dick Grote,
R&D Manager for HP's home products division.
"IBM is committed to providing high-quality computing solutions
for individual customers," said Tom Tobul, worldwide manager
desktop product marketing. "With the new AMD Duron processor,
IBM expects to continue to build on the success we have had with
past AMD processors."
"We recognize the AMD Duron processor is a superior product
with its innovative processor core design and affordability,"
said Koichi Inoue, general manager, Desktop Products Division, Personal
Systems Business Group, Fujitsu Ltd.
The AMD Duron processor is a derivative of the award-winning AMD
Athlon processor and is designed to provide an optimized solution
for value conscious 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 enhanced 3DNow!™
technology. The AMD Duron processor offers value conscious 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 125 million PC processors.
AMD Duron processors are manufactured on AMD's 0.18 micron process
technology in Fab 25, Austin, Texas.
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