AMD today officially launched a few new processors. They launched new Mobile Athlon 64 processors, the 3200+, 3000+ and 2800+, and a new desktop CPU the Athlon64 3400+
Leading computer manufacturer HP is among the more than 60 computer manufacturers and system builders supporting the AMD Athlon 64 processor family. “HP remains committed to offering consumers leading-edge technology, such as the AMD Athlon 64 processors, on our configure-to-order desktop PC line, giving our customers access to the latest technology at competitive prices,” said Sam Szteinbaum, vice president and general manager, North America Consumer Computing, HP. “With our customized PC offerings, we are giving customers the choice to build the right PC for their needs.”
For the new Mobile AMD Athlon 64 processors, notebook computer manufacturer eMachines will have systems available in January. “eMachines is proud to partner with AMD in extending 64-bit computing to mainstream notebook computers. Together we are delivering to notebook users the latest technology and the highest performance at a value price,” says Ed Fisher, senior vice president, Global Sales Operations for eMachines. “Sales of our AMD Athlon 64 processor-based desktop products are already exceeding our expectations and we expect similar results for our M6000 Series notebook launching in January.”
“Because mobile customers increasingly use laptops for digital media applications that demand incredibly high levels of performance, they are increasingly concerned with premature obsolescence,” said Rob Enderle principle analyst for the Enderle Group. “AMD's new mobile 64-bit processors address this concern directly while maintaining a competitive price that is a solid value in any market and almost unheard of in mobile computers.”
The Next Step in Performance for Desktops and Desktop-Replacement Notebooks
AMD also announced the AMD Athlon 64 processor 3400+ for desktop PCs and desktop-replacement notebooks. The processor will be supported by HP’s configure-to-order desktop PC line in early 2004. The AMD Athlon 64 processor 3200+ began appearing in configure-to-order Compaq Presario 8000Z desktop PCs in November and as an option in configure-to-order HP Pavilion a450e desktop PCs in December. Fujitsu Siemens Computers and Fujitsu Ltd. will have desktop systems available immediately.
“The AMD Athlon 64 processor puts great performance in our consumer systems,” said Peter Esser, executive vice president, Volume Products at Fujitsu Siemens Computers. “This processor helps preserve our customers’ software investment by efficiently running existing applications while allowing them to transition to 64-bit computing at their own pace.”
“The AMD Athlon 64 processor 3400+ brings outstanding 32-bit performance and 64-bit capability to our high-end, compact desktop PC FMV-DESKPOWER C90GW/C, announced today,” said Kuniaki Saito, general manager, Fujitsu Limited Desktop and Workstation Products and Personal Computer Peripherals Divisions, Personal Systems Business Group. “Fujitsu is committed to providing PC offerings that best suit our customers’ needs. The AMD Athlon 64 processors help us enable those solutions.”
All desktop AMD Athlon 64 processors feature AMD’s Cool‘n’Quiet™ technology, designed to detect when full power is not needed and automatically adjust system power consumption, enabling a cooler, quieter system.
The AMD Athlon 64 processor 3400+ for desktop-replacement notebooks is designed for high-performance computing and wireless connectivity and offers AMD PowerNow!™ technology for advanced power management and optimized system battery life in addition to compatibility with all available wireless LAN solutions. High-performance system builders Alienware and Voodoo have both announced plans to release notebook systems based on the AMD Athlon 64 processor 3400+ for desktop-replacement notebooks in the first quarter of 2004.
Mobile AMD Athlon 64 processors 3200+, 3000+ and 2800+ are priced at $293, $233 and $193, respectively, in 1,000-unit quantities. The AMD Athlon 64 processor 3400+ for desktop and desktop-replacement notebook computing is priced at $417 in 1,000-unit quantities.