Press Release: New 1.2GHz AMD Duron(tm) Processor Offers Outstanding Performance For Everyday PC Computing

Posted By Kathy Smith

Date: November 15, 2001

AMD Duron(tm) processor, coupled with DDR memory, delivers practical performance for mainstream PC market.

SUNNYVALE, CA-November 15, 2001-AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced a new desktop processor for the mainstream PC market, the 1.2GHz AMD Duron(tm) processor, offering best-in-class performance on digital photo, audio and Internet applications.

"With the new 1.2GHz AMD Duron processor, customers can configure an AMD Duron processor-based system with low-cost DDR memory at or below the cost of competitive SDRAM systems," said Ed Ellett, vice president of marketing for AMD's Computation Products Group. "This will enable increased application performance and provide even more momentum to the AMD Duron processor's global success."

The Microsoft® Windows® XP operating system was designed and optimized for x86 processors like the AMD Duron processor. A 1.2GHz AMD Duron processor-based system with DDR memory substantially outperforms a 1.2GHz Intel Celeron processor-based system with SDRAM on 3D gaming benchmarks, and also provides up to a 13 percent performance advantage versus a 1.4GHz Pentium® 4 processor-based system with SDRAM on office productivity and digital media applications.

Like all AMD processors, the new 1.2GHz AMD Duron processor supports AMD's Socket A platform. Motherboard solutions featuring DDR memory now enable top-to-bottom PC system price points. For commercial customers, AMD's Socket A infrastructure offers unmatched platform stability.

Systems featuring the 1.2GHz AMD Duron processor are expected to be available by the end of the year through a variety of channels worldwide.


The 1.2GHz AMD Duron processor is priced at $103 in 1,000-unit quantities. For more information on pricing, please visit: http://www.amd.com/usen/Processors/ProductInformation/0,,30_118_1200_1202^609,00.html

About the AMD Duron(tm) Processor

The AMD Duron processor is a derivative of the award-winning AMD Athlon(tm) 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.

About AMD

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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Olga Flores Finneran
AMD Public Relations
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AMD Public Relations
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