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AMD Athlon™ XP Processor Wins Tom’s Hardware Guide’s Readers’ Choice Award as Best CPU of 2001

AMD Athlon™ XP Processor Wins Tom’s Hardware Guide’s Readers’ Choice Award as Best CPU of 2001

(PRWEB) February 21, 2002

SINGAPORE—February 20, 2002—Tom’s Hardware Guide today announced that its readers chose the AMD Athlon™ XP as the best CPU of 2001 in its Readers’ Choice Awards.

Tom’s Hardware Guide is one of the most widely read online publications covering the computer industry, and has a highly knowledgeable audience of early technology adopters, advanced computer users and technology leaders.

“AMD is honored that the readers of Tom's Hardware Guide chose the AMD Athlon XP as the best CPU of 2001,” said Ed Ellett, vice president of marketing for AMD’s Computation Products Group. “Tom’s Hardware Guide is read around the world by advanced users and enthusiasts who understand and recognize true performance. Winning this award is testament to AMD’s commitment to deliver the best possible solutions to home and business PC users."

“The winners of our Readers’ Choice contest should be justifiably proud of this award,” says Omid Rahmat, General Manager for the Tom’s Guide’s Publishing. “It represents the opinion of one of the most tech-savvy readerships in technology publishing.”

Tom’s Hardware Guide rigorously tests products, publishing its benchmarking test results at The Tom’s Hardware Guide Best of 2001 Readers’ Choice Awards recognizes hardware products that show the highest quality design and companies that provide the best service to users.

The editors of Tom’s Hardware Guide selected the nominees for this contest based on their reviews published in 2001; the site’s readers selected the winners. More than 60,000 readers registered to vote in the awards.

About the AMD Athlon™ XP Processor

         The AMD Athlon XP processor features QuantiSpeed architecture, 384KB of on-chip, full-speed cache, and support for AMD's 3DNow!™ Professional instructions for enhanced multimedia capabilities. The AMD Athlon XP processor is compatible with AMD's Socket A infrastructure, and supports the advanced 266MHz front-side bus. AMD Athlon XP processors are manufactured using AMD's 0.18-micron copper process technology in Fab 30 in Dresden, Germany.

About AMD

AMD is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. AMD, a Fortune 500 and Standard & Poor’s 500 company, produces microprocessors, flash memory devices, and support circuitry for communications and networking applications. Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD had revenues of US$ 3.9 billion in 2001 (NYSE: AMD).

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