AMD introduces Turion 64 - the Centrino killer?

Posted on Thursday, March 10 2005 @ 17:30 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
AMD today released the AMD Turion 64 Mobile Technology platform which is a competitor to Intel's popular Centrino platform. Turion 64 will lead to thinner and lighter AMD-based notebooks which feature long battery life

Many global manufacturers have announced to start shipping notebooks based on AMD's Turion 64 later this month - this includes notebook makers such as Fujitsu, Acer, Packard Bell, Asus and many others.

“We have unleashed 64-bit mobile performance, allowing business professionals and on-the-go consumers to explore the freedom of mobile productivity with AMD Turion 64 mobile technology,” said Marty Seyer, corporate vice president and general manager, Microprocessor Business Unit, Computation Products Group, AMD. “This is just the first of many innovations that we are planning to pioneer with this new product family made for mobility, choice and best-in-class notebook designs.”
AMD's Turion 64
AMD Turion 64 mobile technology models ML-37, ML-34, ML-32, ML-30, MT-34, MT-32, and MT-30 are priced at $354, $263, $220, $184, $268, $225 and $189 respectively, in 1,000-unit quantities.
Before the launch of this new chip AMD didn't have processors dedicated to mobile computers - they only had mobile versions of desktop processors with a high power consumption. Obviously the AMD Turion 64 also features 64-bit support.

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