AMD's Spitfire processor, gericht op de value desktop markt heeft door AMD als naam Duron meegekregen. Hieronder een hap uit de press release:
SUNNYVALE, CA - APRIL 27, 2000 -AMD today announced it has selected AMD Duron™ as the brand name for its new family of processors for value conscious business and home users.
AMD Duron processors are specifically designed to provide an optimized solution for the most demanding value conscious business and home users, without compromising their budgets. Designed to prolong the life of the buyer’s investment by accommodating new and more sophisticated applications, the AMD Duron processor will have the capability and flexibility to meet the value conscious buyer’s computing needs for today and tomorrow.
“In choosing the AMD Duron product name, AMD wanted to convey the qualities that will prolong the life of the buyer’s investment, specifically: dependability, reliability and stability,” said Rob Herb, executive vice president at AMD. “The AMD Duron processor will be a workhorse without peer - invigorating AMD’s competitive posture in the value market.”
About the AMD Duron™ Processor Family Name
Derived from the Latin roots “durare,” meaning “to last,” and “-on”, meaning “unit,” the AMD Duron processor name was selected because it conveys the attributes embodied by a product designed to prolong the life of a buyer’s investment.
About the AMD Duron Processor
The AMD Duron processor is derived from the AMD Athlon™ processor core and features full-speed, on-chip L2 cache memory, a 200MHz front side system bus, and enhanced 3DNow!™ technology. AMD plans to begin shipping AMD Duron processors in June.
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For more information about the AMD Duron processor, please visit the AMD Web site at http://www.amd.com/news/prodpr/20092.html. Additional press releases and information about AMD and its products are available at: http://www.amd.com/news/news.html
Deze Celeron concurrent staat gepland voor een release ergens in juni. Check voor meer info ook even AMD's FAQ over de Duron processor. Dank aan Niels Tijssen voor de tip!