Press release: AMD's mobile amd Athlon* 4 processor Powers hp's latest retail notebook Pcs
Date : 2001-06-25
SUNNYVALE, CA-JUNE 25, 2001-AMD today announced that its new 1GHz mobile AMD
Athlon* 4 processor featuring AMD PowerNow!* technology-which delivers up to
30 percent more battery life without compromising performance-is being
incorporated in the latest notebook PCs from Hewlett-Packard Company.
In addition, the 850MHz mobile AMD Duron* processor, which provides a superb
combination of features and performance in value notebooks, is expected to
be available in HP notebook PCs on July 1.
The new AMD processor-based products will be featured in HP\'s best-selling
retail notebook PC line-the HP Pavilion n5000 series-available through HP
retail partners and hpshopping.com.
"With AMD PowerNow! technology\'s battery-saving capabilities, the new 1GHz
mobile AMD Athlon 4 processor delivers up to 50 percent more performance
than competitive systems while running on batteries," said Pat Moorhead,
vice president of desktop and mobile marketing for AMD\'s Computation
Products Group. "HP\'s endorsement shows continued manufacturers\' support and
momentum, as well as market acceptance of AMD mobile processors."
"HP was the first company to incorporate an AMD mobile processor with AMD
PowerNow! technology into a retail notebook product line," said Hilary
Glann, worldwide marketing manager, HP Mobile Computing Division.
Pavilion notebook PCs with mobile AMD Athlon 4 and mobile AMD Duron
processors provide our retail customers a broad range of performance and
value options to help meet their all-in-one mobile computing needs."
The 1GHz mobile AMD Athlon 4 and 850MHz mobile AMD Duron processors
support AMD\'s stable Socket A infrastructure and provide performance on
demand for both business and consumer users.
About the Mobile AMD Athlon(tm) 4 Processor
The mobile AMD Athlon 4 processor features a new lower power design for
notebook computing, 384KB of on-chip, full-speed cache with hardware data
pre-fetch (256KB of on-chip level two (L2) cache and 128KB of on-chip level
one (L1) cache), a superscalar floating-point unit, support for AMD\'s 3DNow!
Professional technology instructions for enhanced multimedia capabilities,
and AMD PowerNow! technology for extended battery life.
The mobile AMD Athlon 4 processor is compatible with AMD\'s Socket A
infrastructure, and supports the advanced 200MHz AMD Athlon front-side bus
(FSB), providing the highest bandwidth available for notebook PCs.
Mobile AMD Athlon 4 processors are manufactured using AMD\'s 0.18 micron
copper process technology in Fab 30 in Dresden, Germany.
About the Mobile AMD Duron(tm) Processor
The new mobile AMD Duron processor is designed to provide an
optimized solution for value-conscious business and home users. Employing an
innovative design, the new mobile AMD Duron processor features AMD PowerNow!
technology, a sophisticated cache architecture with 192KB of total on-chip
cache and data pre-fetch, a high-speed 200MHz front-side bus, and a
superscalar floating point unit with support for AMD\'s 3DNow! Professional
The new mobile 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 150 million PC processors.
About AMD PowerNow!* Technology
AMD PowerNow! technology can significantly extend the battery life
of notebook PCs up to 30 percent. It also provides performance on demand and
enables a cooler and quieter-running notebook computing experience. AMD
PowerNow! technology is a combination of software and hardware support that
allows the processor to run at different frequencies and voltages based on
user preference or application demand.
A simple Windows« control panel interface allows the user to select
between three modes of system operation:
* AMD PowerNow! technology provides a unique "automatic" mode
that allows the system to determine the appropriate level of power and
performance based on application demand, delivering the best of both
worlds-extended battery life with no compromise in performance.
* In the high-performance mode the CPU always runs at maximum
* In battery-saver mode the CPU always runs in its lowest
power state, enabling the longest system battery life.
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).