SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Aiming to step up the pace in portable PC processors, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. today rolled out a speedier 1.2-GHz mobile Athlon 4 microprocessor and a new 950-MHz mobile Duron chip. Both processors contain power management functions and features for Microsoft Corp.'s Windows XP operating system.
AMD collaborated with Microsoft on optimizing its PowerNow! technology for Windows XP software and applications, said Ed Ellett, vice president of marketing for AMD's Computation Products Group.
In quantities of 1,000 units, the new 1.2-GHz AMD mobile Athlon 4 processor is priced at $525 each. The 950-MHz mobile AMD Duron processor is priced at $160 each in similar quantities.