September 28, 2001

AMD Palominos scheduled to ship October 9

Author: JT Smith

The Register reports that AMD will launch its new Palomino processors on October 9. OEM pricing is set at $115 for the XP 1500 (1.3GHz), $124 for the XP 1600 (1.4GHz), $152 for the XP 1700 (1.47GHz), and $210 for the XP 1800 (1.53GHz). AMD is using the XP 1500, etc. names instead of clock speeds, hoping to move away from direct comparisons with Intel's processor speeds. System builders have been told not to refer to the Palimono processor clock speed in advertising -- AMD prefers they use the term "quantispeed technology."


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