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AMD Intros 1.2GHz AMD Duron CPU

(November 15, 2001)
AMD today announced a new desktop processor for the mainstream PC market, the 1.2GHz AMD Duron processor, offering best-in-class performance on digital photo, audio and Internet applications.

"With the new 1.2GHz AMD Duron processor, customers can configure an AMD Duron processor-based system with low-cost DDR memory at or below the cost of competitive SDRAM systems," said Ed Ellett, vice president of marketing for AMD's Computation Products Group. "This will enable increased application performance and provide even more momentum to the AMD Duron processor's global success."

The Microsoft Windows XP operating system was designed and optimized for x86 processors like the AMD Duron processor. A 1.2GHz AMD Duron processor-based system with DDR memory substantially outperforms a 1.2GHz Intel Celeron processor-based system with SDRAM on 3D gaming benchmarks, and also provides up to a 13 percent performance advantage versus a 1.4GHz Pentium 4 processor-based system with SDRAM on office productivity and digital media applications.

Like all AMD processors, the new 1.2GHz AMD Duron processor supports AMD's Socket A platform. Motherboard solutions featuring DDR memory now enable top-to-bottom PC system price points. For commercial customers, AMD's Socket A infrastructure offers unmatched platform stability.

Systems featuring the 1.2GHz AMD Duron processor are expected to be available by the end of the year through a variety of channels worldwide.

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