Press Release: AMD Athlon(tm) XP Processor Powers PC Magazine's Best Of 2001 Desktop PC
Posted By Kathy Smith
Date: December 21, 2001
Compaq's 'Built For You' Presario 8000Z Wins Best of
2001 for Performance Desktop Computer; Features World's Highest Performing PC
SUNNYVALE, CA-DECEMBER 21, 2001-AMD today announced that PC Magazine has awarded an AMD Athlon(tm) XP processor-based system, the Compaq Presario 8000Z, the best PC desktop system for 2001. The award will be announced in PC Magazine's Best of 2001 issue (January 15, 2002), on sale beginning December 26. The Compaq Presario 8000Z, a powerful desktop that delivers outstanding performance and expandability to meet the needs of users seeking a powerful system to enjoy digital music, 3D gaming, digital imaging, video, and online shopping and buying, features the
AMD Athlon XP processor 1800+ and DDR (Double Data Rate) memory.
This is the second time this year PC Magazine has honored this system. The Compaq Presario 8000Z won PC Magazine's Editors' Choice Award, announced in its December 11th issue.
The Best of 2001 is a roundup of the best products and services as tested and selected by PC Magazine editors. This year's edition honors 53 award winners. According to the online edition of the Best of 2001, PC Magazine editors write, "The Compaq Presario 8000z offers the crème de la crème of computer hardware..."
"This Best of 2001 recognition, coupled with the Editors' Choice honor PC Magazine awarded to the Compaq Presario 8000Z earlier this year, leaves no doubt about the superior application performance of the AMD Athlon XP processor," said Ed Ellett, vice president of marketing for AMD's Computation Products Group. "The award also validates the response from consumers, which has been phenomenal, as we've had robust demand for the AMD Athlon XP processor since the launch in October."
AMD Athlon(tm) Processor Awards Around the World
The AMD Athlon(tm) family of processors and systems based on these processors have received more than 100 awards worldwide. Please see www.amd.com/athlonawards for a complete listing of AMD Athlon processor and AMD Athlon processor-based system awards.
About the AMD Athlon(tm) XP Processor
The AMD Athlon(tm) XP processor features QuantiSpeed(tm) 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 0.18-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 $4.6 billion in 2000. (NYSE: AMD).
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Todd R. Burch
AMD Public Relations