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LinuxPR: Digital Networks Athlon DDR Workstations Launched Today

Jan 13, 2001, 16:18 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Digital Networks today announced availability of the new Athlon DDR platform. The new platform features DDR (Double Data Rate) memory technology that doubles peak data throughput to the processor by up to 100 percent compared to its predecessor, Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory (SDRAM), at comparable costs to SDRAM solutions. AMD's DDR platform solution, which includes the award-winning AMD Athlon processor, provides the foundation to continue AMD's leadership position in supplying high-performance solutions for the performance PC space."

"DDR memory is an evolutionary technology that promises revolutionary rewards for computer users. Fundamentally, DDR memory technology doubles a PC's available memory data transfer rate, at comparable costs to today's SDRAM solutions," said Richard Heye, vice president and general manager of AMD's Microprocessor Division in Texas. "With DDR memory, a major performance bottleneck is removed, allowing PCs to take advantage of increasing processor frequencies."

"The Athlon DDR platform also includes the new ATA-100 IDE disk controller. Pre-installed operating system options include Red Hat Linux or Microsoft Windows."

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