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AMD unwraps first Duron chip for notebooks

AMD unwraps first Duron chip for notebooks

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) on Monday announced the launch of a new processor for notebooks. The Mobile AMD Duron is available at clock speeds of 600MHz and 700MHz, AMD said in a statement.

The Mobile AMD Duron processor is the first in a new line of mobile processors that the US-based chip manufacturer plans to introduce in 2001, AMD said.

The 700MHz and 600MHz processors are priced at $US123 and $75 respectively, each in 1000-unit quantities.

The chips are being manufactured in AMD's factory in the US. Mobile AMD Duron features 192KBs of cache memory and a high-speed 200MHz front side bus, as well as what the company refers to as "enhanced 3D technology".

Also, according to AMD's statement, Japanese PC vendor NEC said it will use the 700MHz variant of the chip in its "LaVie U" series of notebooks. The notebooks will begin shipping this month.


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