AMD heeft vandaag officeel de Athlon 850 d.m.v deze press release aangekondigd. Hieronder vast een klein gedeelte:
SUNNYVALE, CA -- February 11, 2000 --AMD today sent out an early Valentine's Day greeting to computer lovers everywhere, unveiling an 850MHz version of its award-winning AMD Athlon™ processor.
Many computer manufacturers plan to offer systems featuring the 850MHz AMD Athlon processor, including Compaq, IBM, Gateway, Pionex and CyberMax. Those systems will provide users exceptional performance for commercial and consumer applications, such as 3D modeling, image compression, CAD/CAM, and voice recognition, as well as near theatre quality visual images, rich audio and an enhanced Internet experience.
"With the 850MHz AMD Athlon processor, AMD continues to demonstrate the capabilities of the processor's architecture, delivering supreme performance for computer users who demand the best," said Larry Hollatz, group vice president of Computation Products at AMD.
"As the AMD Athlon processor maintains its speed leadership, AMD's penetration of the commercial arena should accelerate. The 850MHz AMD Athlon processor provides another superb tool for business users seeking outstanding performance in their highend desktops, workstations and servers. On the consumer forefront, the 850MHz AMD Athlon processor is designed to deliver compelling power for high-performance PC users," said Dana Krelle, vice president of Marketing of Computation Products at AMD.