Zoals verwacht heeft AMD vandaag de Thunderbird processor met 'performance-enhancing on-chip L2 cache memory' ge´ntroduceerd. Tevens werd aangekondigd dat er is begonnen met de levering van Duron CPU's. Tweakers die vrolijk worden van marketing geblaat mogen zich te goed doen aan dit stukje knip&plak uit de officiŰle press release:
At Computex, AMD today introduced the new AMD Athlon(TM) processor featuring performance-enhancing on-chip L2 cache memory, and announced that it has begun shipping its new AMD Duron(TM) processor to computer manufacturers worldwide.
The AMD Athlon processor continues to power the next-generation in computing platforms, delivering the ultimate performance for cutting-edge applications and an unprecedented x86 computing experience. AMD is shipping the new AMD Athlon processors with performance enhancing on-chip L2 cache memory now. Compaq, Fujitsu-Siemens, Gateway, Hewlett-Packard Company, IBM and others plan to introduce systems featuring the processor. The new AMD Athlon processor is available in six speeds (1GHz, and 950, 900, 850, 800 and 750MHz) in both Slot A and the new Socket A packaging.
``AMD has made great strides over the past year with the AMD Athlon processor, with both engineering and manufacturing executing well,'' said Linley Gwennap, principal analyst of The Linley Group. ``The new design delivers even better performance, and these chips will be formidable competitors in the marketplace. With the new AMD Athlon and AMD Duron processors, AMD is well positioned in both the performance and value PC segments.''
``Backed by our infrastructure partners, AMD has never been in a better position to deliver superior solutions to our customers. The new AMD Athlon processor sets the stage for AMD's further growth in both the commercial and consumer sectors,'' said Rob Herb, executive vice president at AMD.
Many of AMD's leading infrastructure partners today announced chipsets and motherboards optimized for AMD's Socket A infrastructure for the new AMD Athlon and AMD Duron processors, demonstrating widespread support for Socket A.