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AMD Intros the AMD Athlon XP Processor 1900+

(November 04, 2001)
AMD announced the new AMD Athlon XP processor 1900+, which features the company's QuantiSpeed architecture and delivers up to a 25-percent performance advantage versus competitive processors on real-world applications, in such categories as digital media, office productivity and 3D gaming.

AMD has worked closely with Microsoft to ensure systems powered by the AMD Athlon XP processor with QuantiSpeed architecture provide Windows XP users with extreme performance for a great PC experience. QuantiSpeed is the key architectural feature of the AMD Athlon XP processor that allows it to work more efficiently and increase application performance.

AMD identifies the AMD Athlon XP processor using model numbers, as opposed to clock speed in megahertz. Model numbers are designed to convey the relative performance of AMD Athlon XP processors, as well as communicate the architectural superiority over existing AMD Athlon processors. The higher the model number, the better the performance.

To communicate processor performance in the future, AMD is driving the True Performance Initiative, or TPI. TPI is intended to define a new, more accurate measure of processor performance and assist customers in understanding the benefits of PC performance.

AMD and its partners continue to drive performance improvements to the Socket A platform. One of the latest innovations includes VIA's KT266a chipset, which improves overall AMD Athlon XP processor performance.

Systems featuring the AMD Athlon XP processor 1900+ are immediately available from MicronPC. Other top-tier manufacturers, including Compaq Computer Corporation, Fujitsu and Hewlett-Packard Company, also are planning to offer AMD Athlon XP processor-based systems.

The AMD Athlon XP processor 1900+ is priced at $269 in 1,000-unit quantities.

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