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AMD ships highest-performance mobile Athlon XP processor

Posted: 17 Jul 2002 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Inc. has announced the availability of its mobile Athlon XP processor 1800+the fastest product in its line of processors designed specifically for notebook PCs.

Manufactured using the company's 0.135m technology, the processor is compatible with AMD's Socket A infrastructure, and supports the advanced 200MHz and 266MHz AMD Athlon front-side bus options.

It also maintains Socket A and pin compatibility with AMD's mobile processors manufactured on 0.185m technology, while adding a 266MHz front-side bus option to enable greater performance.

The mobile Athlon XP processor also features QuantiSpeed architecture, which incorporates a nine-issue, fully pipelined superscalar micro-architecture, a superscalar floating-point unit, hardware data pre-fetch, and exclusive and speculative Translation Look-aside Buffers (TLB).

Other features include support for 3DNow! Professional instruction set for enhanced multimedia capabilities, and PowerNow! technology for extended battery life.

The mobile Athlon XP processor 1800+ is priced at $335 in 1,000-unit quantities.

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