SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Advanced Micro Devices Inc. today claimed it was now offering the fastest microprocessor for notebook PCs with the rollout of its mobile Athlon 4 processor 1500+.
The new processor is expected to be available soon in Presario 700 notebook systems from Compaq Computer Corp., according to AMD.
The new processor's "1500+" designation indicates that the chip has the applications performance equal to a 1.5-GHz Pentium from rival Intel Corp. The Athlon 4 processor 1500+ actually has a core speed of 1.33 GHz. AMD introduced the new model numbering system last fall to help users gauge application speeds under its "True Performance Initiative" (see Oct. 9 story).
The mobile AMD Athlon 4 processor 1500+ is priced at $525 in quantities of 1,000 units.