AMD's Mobile Athlon 4 Processor 1500+
It's getting to be the "processor of the week" club around here with more chips surfacing than you'd find after dumping a bag of Doritos. Today, AMD introduced the mobile Athlon 4 processor 1500+ featuring (as always) the QuantiSpeed architecture and AMD PowerNow! Technology. Systems based on the mobile Athlon 4 processor 1500+ are expected to be immediately available from Compaq. Using the PR rating that everyone seems to think is fine except for me (based on recent flames), the Mobile Athlon 4s will be identified with model numbers, as opposed to clock speed in megahertz. The mobile AMD Athlon 4 processor 1500+ is priced at $525 in 1,000-unit quantities. The mobile AMD Athlon 4's QuantiSpeed architecture incorporates a nine-issue, pipelined superscalar micro-architecture, a superscalar floating-point unit, hardware data pre-fetch, and exclusive and speculative Translation Look-aside Buffers (TLB). It's compatible with AMD's Socket A and supports the 200MHz Athlon front-side bus.