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AMD expands Geode processor line

Posted: 04 Jun 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:performance-power rating? advanced micro devices? amd? geode processor? geode nx 1500@6w?

In conjunction with the introduction of its new Performance-Power Rating, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) announced a line of low-power, high-performance Geode processors - the Geode NX 1500@6W and the Geode NX 1750@14W.

The company is also renaming its Geode GX2 processor to Geode GX 533@1.1W processor. The new naming system is based on the Performance-Power Rating that emphasizes the importance of the balance between performance and power for the embedded x86 processor market.

The new Geode NX 1500@6W processor operates at 1GHz and is supported by the Geode NX DB1500 development board, while the Geode NX 1750@14W operates at 1.4GHz. Designed for high-end thin clients, high-end printers, point-of-sale systems, information and transaction kiosks and telecommunications and networking equipment, the Geode NX 1500@6W allows for easy design of fanless applications.

Meanwhile, the Geode GX 533@1.1W processor operates at 400MHz and is supported by the Geode GX DB533 development board, the Geode GX 500@1.0W processor operates at 366MHz, and the Geode GX 466@.9W processor operates at 333MHz.

AMD will use model numbers that are based on the benchmarks developed by Synchromesh Computing to identify the Geode processors. The new model number system is represented by the processor's relevant performance rating followed by its power usage.

"The model numbers have been designed to meet the needs of our customers, providing a quick view of the performance and power capabilities of each processor in the AMD Geode Solutions product line," said Iain Morris, group VP for AMD Personal Connectivity Solutions Group. "Using the model numbers, customers can determine if they need an extremely low-power solution as offered by our AMD Geode GX line, or a high-performance embedded solution that is now addressed with our AMD Geode NX product offering."

Offering embedded x86 solutions that range from sub-one watt to 14W, customers have the ability to select the processor that best meets their individual needs. The low-power, high-performance processors are available to power a number of products, including SBCs, Windows XP-based mobile devices, point-of-sale, information and transaction kiosks and telecom and networking equipment.





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