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AMD rolls out mobile Athlon 4 processor

Posted: 01 Feb 2002 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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Claimed to be the highest performing processor for notebook PCs, the mobile Athlon 4 1500+ processor features QuantiSpeed architecture and PowerNow! technology, and is aimed at running the Windows XP OS for business and home users.

The QuantiSpeed architecture incorporates a nine-issue fully pipelined core that provides more pathways to feed application instructions into the execution engines of the core, enabling the processor to complete more work in a given clock cycle. The architecture also includes a superscalar, fully-pipelined floating point engine, hardware data prefetch, and exclusive and speculative translation look-aside buffers.

With the PowerNow! technology, the company claims that the processor can operate at low-power and high-performance, as well as cooler and quieter.

Manufactured using the company's 0.185m copper process, the mobile Athlon 4 processors operate at a core voltage of 1.2V to 1.4V and are compatible with the company's Socket A infrastructure. It also supports a 200MHz FSB, PC133 or advanced DDR SDRAM memory and 4X AGP graphics.

The 1.5GHz Athlon 4 processor is priced at $525 in 1,000-unit quantities. The processor is also available in clock speeds of 1.2GHz ($425), 1.1GHz ($290), 1GHz ($260), 950MHz ($230), 900MHz and 850MHz.

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