AMD has announced its 1GHz Duron processor for desktop PCs and local assemblers will soon offer systems based on this new technology.
Local assemblers ASI Solutions, Optima and Peripherals Plus will incorporate the processor, based on AMD's new core codenamed "Morgan", in their systems. According to AMD, the new Duron supports the forthcoming Windows XP operating systems as well as the stable Socket A platform.
Peripherals Plus managing director Nigel Fernades said the Duron process provided a good value option for customers.
"Peripherals Plus supports and incorporates AMD processors into its consumer and commercial computer solutions, and is pleased with AMD's state-of-the-art technologies," Fernades said.
The announcement of the new Duron came on the second anniversary of AMD's Athlon processor, which has emerged as the closest rival to market dominator Intel.
In the US, AMD has also launched its 1.1GHz Mobile Athlon 4 and a 900MHz Duron version, as well as cutting prices on its mobile chips and Duron desktop lines.