SUNNYVALE, Calif.--Advanced Micro Devices Inc. here today announced a 500-MHz speed grade of its AMD-K6-2 processor with 3Dnow! multimedia technology. The 500-MHz processor will soon be offered in an IBM Corp. Aptiva consumer PC, which will be sold through the retail channels.
The 9.3-million-transistor AMD-K6-2 processor is being made with a 0.25-micron, five-layer-metal process technology using local interconnect and shallow trench isolation. AMD's Fab 25 in Austin, Tex., is producing the 500-MHz processor, which is housed in a 321-pin ceramic pin grid array using C4 flip-chip interconnect technology, the company said.
The 500-MHz K6 processor sells for $167 each in 1,000-piece quantities.