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AMD Ships 1.2 GHz Athlons, 800-MHz Durons

Advanced Micro Devices Corp. (AMD) announced it is shipping its 1.2-Ghz Athlon and 800-MHz Duron processors beginning today to OEMs worldwide.

Leading OEMs, including Compaq Computer Corp., Gateway Inc., and Hewlett-Packard Co. will offer the 1.2-GHz Athlons, with Gateway releasing a 1.2-GHz Athlon-based machine today. PCs with the 800-MHz Athlon will be available from HP and other manufacturers worldwide.

The new processors leverage AMD’s seventh-generation PC processor architecture, leading edge process technology, and volume manufacturing capabilities.

Contact AMD, www.amd.com.

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