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AMD intros new Athlon XP processor 3200+

The AMD Athlon XP processor 3200+ outperforms its closest competitor by an average of 6 percent on a variety of industry-standard software benchmarks. By focusing on innovations that truly benefit PCusers, AMD’s newest desktop processor enables the highest level of performance on content creation, office productivity and gaming applications, proving again that performance is more thanmegahertz.

“AMD is focused on meeting computer manufacturers’ requests for technology advancements that deliver the best performance possible to business and home PC users,” said Rich Heye, vice president andgeneral manager of AMD’s Microprocessor Business Unit. “The AMD Athlon XP processor 3200+ with a 400 FSB is yet another example of AMD delivering technology innovations that create a better computingexperience for all levels of PC users.”

“Many PC purchasers today are realizing that what they ultimately want is quicker software application response, and that often isn’t provided by simply increasing processor speed,” said ToniDuboise, desktop PC industry analyst, ARS. “With improved architectural enhancements such as faster bus speeds, customers can get better performance from their software applications and that means amore enjoyable computer experience.”

“Over the past three years, AMD Athlon XP processors have powered several hundred desktop systems for us that have delivered a strong combination of reliability and price-performance,” said RandyRyan, director of MIS, Del Valle Independent School District, Texas. “AMD’s powerful processors combined with other industry-leading hardware and software helps our employees and students increasetheir computing productivity, and that’s an excellent result for any organization.”

The AMD Athlon XP processor 3200+ is available immediately worldwide. Systems powered by the AMD Athlon XP processor 3200+ are available immediately from computer manufacturers in North America andEurope.

The AMD Athlon XP processor 3200+ is priced at $464 in 1,000-unit quantities. For additional information on pricing, please visit www.amd.com/pricing.

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