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Wednesday, June 19, 2002 11:17AM IST (5:47AM GMT)
 
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AMD Launches Enhanced Performance for Multiprocessor Platforms
New AMD Athlon(TM) MP processor 2100+ designed to provide commercial users with stability and reliability for dual processor server and workstation platform
 
Calif., Sunnyvale, United States

AMD today introduced the AMD Athlon(TM) MP processor 2100+, a high-performance multiprocessor designed to provide the reliability demanded by server and workstation environments. With its QuantiSpeed(TM) architecture and Smart MP technology, the AMD Athlon MP processor 2100+ can integrate smoothly into existing infrastructures, providing the stability and manageability that IT managers require.

"The business world demands reliable, compatible and manageable processors that give the performance businesses need for peak productivity," said Ed Ellett, vice president of marketing for AMD's Computation Products Group. "AMD is committed to providing customers with solutions that meet and exceed the demands of businesses and IT managers. This high-performance processor, the AMD Athlon MP processor 2100+, with AMD's Socket A interface and the AMD-760(TM) MPX chipset, gives IT managers the toolset they need to run their networks easily and efficiently."

"AMD Athlon MP processors are a key factor in providing the performance and throughput needed to keep our productivity at the highest possible level," said Mike Lawson, president of Artistpro.com, a California company that creates and manages traditional and new media publishing properties and custom publishing services for the professional music and audio industry. "We've had tremendous `uptime' with AMD Athlon MP processors in our servers, and our customers can search for data and download information much more quickly than previously."

The AMD Athlon MP processor 2100+ is designed to be compatible with Microsoft(R) Windows(R) and multiple Linux operating systems and to enhance the performance of the world's most popular server and workstation applications. AMD's customer-centric approach means that end-users can rely on their servers to run mission-critical email, exchange, file, print and networking applications. AMD Athlon MP processor 2100+-based workstations running digital content creation (DCC), computer-aided design (CAD) and software development applications can execute quickly and efficiently.

AMD's Socket A processor interface is an important component in AMD's support for the commercial market. Socket A provides the long-term stability and compatibility of a single platform, which can help lower total cost of ownership by enabling consistency across the infrastructure and decreasing platform turnover.

In addition, the AMD-760(TM) MPX chipset, compatible with all AMD Athlon MP processors, provides high-speed peripheral connections for enhanced productivity. The chipset is featured on motherboards from a variety of manufacturers worldwide.

AVAILABILITY

Systems featuring the AMD Athlon MP processor 2100+ are expected to be available immediately from more than 34 manufacturers worldwide.

PRICING

The AMD Athlon MP processor 2100+ is priced at $262 in 1,000-unit quantities. For additional information on pricing, please visit www.amd.com/pricing.

ABOUT AMD ATHLON(TM) MP PROCESSOR

The AMD Athlon MP processor is a seventh-generation x86 processor designed for high-performance multiprocessing servers and workstations.

A key advantage of AMD's multiprocessing platform is Smart MP technology, which greatly enhances overall platform performance by increasing data movement between the two CPUs, chipset and memory
system. Smart MP technology features dual point-to-point, high-speed 266MHz system buses with Error Correcting Code (ECC) support designed to provide up to 2.1GB per second per CPU of bus bandwidth in a dual-processor system. Smart MP technology also has an optimized Modified Owner Exclusive Shared Invalid (MOESI) cache coherency protocol that manages data and memory traffic in a multiprocessing environment.

The AMD Athlon MP processor features the patented QuantiSpeed(TM) architecture, which includes a high performance full-speed cache with hardware data pre-fetch, a fully pipelined superscalar floating point engine, and an exclusive L2 Translation Look-aside Buffer (TLB). The processor also incorporates 3DNow!(TM) Professional technology, which has 51 new instructions that extend AMD's 3DNow! technology, enabling smoother, richer and more lifelike images, more precise digital audio and an enriched Internet experience.

The AMD Athlon MP processor is compatible with AMD's stable Socket A infrastructure, and supports DDR memory technology.

ABOUT THE AMD-760(TM) MPX CHIPSET

The AMD-760(TM) MPX chipset is a high performance, two-way multiprocessor core logic solution for the AMD Athlon(TM) MP family of processors, offering Multi-Processor eXtended (MPX) performance compared to its predecessor, the AMD-760(TM) MP chipset. The AMD-760 MPX chipset offers extended performance through a 66MHz/64-bit/32-bit PCI bus and a feature-rich peripheral bus controller that provides PCI-to-PCI bridging capability. The AMD-760 MPX chipset consists of two chips--the AMD-762(TM) system controller (northbridge), and the AMD-768(TM) peripheral bus controller (southbridge). The AMD-760 MPX chipset unleashes the power of DDR memory technology, which combines with other sophisticated core logic in data, memory and I/O control as well as system and power management to provide a powerful solution for server and workstation platforms. The AMD-760 MPX chipset supports up to two AMD Athlon MP processors with independent 266MHz front side buses, as well as PC2100 DDR memory and AGP 4x graphics.

ABOUT AMD

AMD is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. AMD, a Fortune 500 and Standard & Poor's 500 company, produces microprocessors, Flash memory devices, and support circuitry for communications and networking applications.

Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD had revenues of $3.9 billion in 2001. (NYSE: AMD).

AMD ON THE WEB

For more information about today's announcement, please visit our virtual pressroom at http://www.amd.com/news/spotlight. Additional press releases are available at www.amd.com/news/news.html.

For more information about AMD's business products, please visit www.amd.com/business.

AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, AMD Athlon, 3DNow! and combinations thereof, QuantiSpeed, AMD-760, AMD-762, and AMD-768 are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other product names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective companies.

 
 
 
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