Press Release: New 1.3GHz AMD Duron(tm) Processor Ups the Performance Ante for Everyday PC Computing


Posted By Kathy Smith

Date: January 21, 2002

SUNNYVALE, CA-JANUARY 21, 2002-AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced a new desktop processor for the mainstream PC market, the 1.3GHz AMD Duron(tm) processor, offering best-in-class performance on digital photo, audio and Internet applications.

As with all AMD processors, the 1.3GHz AMD Duron processor is optimized for the Microsoft® Windows® XP Home and Professional operating systems and supports Double Data Rate, or DDR, memory.

"With the 1.3GHz AMD Duron processor, AMD delivers tremendous performance to mainstream PC users. DDR memory taps into the processor's performance potential even further. In tandem, AMD Duron processor-based systems with DDR memory can offer cost-conscious purchasers better performing, more cost-effective PCs than widely available competitive products," said Ed Ellett, vice president of Marketing for AMD's Computation Products Group.

Currently, more than 100 motherboard solutions are available on the market supporting the AMD Duron processor and DDR memory, offering purchasers flexibility of choice. These include offerings by Asus, Gigabyte and MSI. These motherboards are all based on our Socket A infrastructure, and offer unmatched platform stability for our AMD Duron processor commercial customers.

AMD expects worldwide availability of the 1.3GHz AMD Duron processor through the system builder and direct channels.

The 1.3GHz AMD Duron processor is priced at $118 in 1,000-unit quantities. For more information on pricing, please visit: http://www.amd.com/pricing.

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.

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 $3.9 billion in 2001. (NYSE: AMD).

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