8/24/2001: AMD attacks: new Duron Morgan, more portable mikes and better prices
Next months they are going to see many innovations in the eternal struggle of Intel and AMD. This time the first one in opening the hostilidades has been the least big of two companies (two factories and 22 % of global quota of market), with an attack in all the fronts.
To start, recently thrown scale of microprocessors AMD for portable raises his speed with a new Athlon 4 portable to 1,1 GHz and a portable Duron to 900 MHz. Several manufacturers will make teams with the above mentioned mikes, especially Compaq with his series Presario 1200.
And in the field of the office mikes, there turns out to be very interesting the arrival of a new Duron to 1 GHz, whose principal innovation his 50 additional MHz are not , but there is based on the new nucleus Morgan (the Young pigeon in version Duron). This makes him slightly more rapid than his predecessors, in addition to providing additional support to him for the instructions SSE developed by Intel.
Curiously, AMD does not make use of the news about the throwing of the nucleus Morgan as it is deserved, he does not even dedicate 10 lines of the press release... it will be that the general public only is interested in the struggle Athlon-Pentium 4, although this new Duron to 1 GHz costs up to the last one of 89 $ that costs, what is not difficult being this so ridiculously low number.
Precisely AMD has just reduced his official prices, which were already of for themselves quite low (and on the final market they it are usually moreover). One hopes that Intel should do the proper thing with his Pentium 4 the same weekend... undoubtedly we will have to speak about it.
More information in:
Intel plans an important prices clipping for the family Pentium 4
AMD announces the availability of the Athlon to 1,4 GHz and the Duron to 950 MHz
AMD presents his new Athlon 4 and Duron for portable
The AMD Young pigeon will be called "Athlon 4"
AMD cuts moreover his prices away
Good economic results for AMD... and regular for Intel
News written for: Juan Herrerías