AMD boosts performance with Athlon XP 1900+

AMD boosts performance with Athlon XP 1900+

After cutting the price of its Athlon XP 1800+ processor last week, Advanced Micro Devices has introduced the Athlon XP 1900+.

The new top performer in the Athlon XP family, which competes with Intel's Pentium 4 series, is priced at $US269 when bought in 1000-unit quantities, AMD said.

The Athlon XP 1800+, now AMD's second best performer, was reduced from a bulk price of $252 to $223 last week.

PCs with the new processor are available today from MicronPC and will also be sold by other PC makers, including Hewlett-Packard, Fujitsu and Compaq Computer, AMD said.

The 1900+ is the first addition to the Athlon XP family since its introduction on October 9. The number in the chip's name refers to a performance index instead of clock speed. The 1800+, for example, outperforms other processors that run at 1.8GHz, according to AMD.

Intel's fastest Pentium 4 runs at 2GHz and costs $401 when bought in 1000-unit quantities.

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