AMD has scored another win against Intel for its K6-2 processor. Hewlett Packard said that it will use 300MHz and 333MHz versions of the 3D chip in two of its Pavilion consumer PCs.
Last month, IBM said it would use the K6-2 chip in some of its Aptiva consumer machines.
HP said that the models using the K6-2 are the Pavilion 6330 and the Pavilion 6550. The machines come with 512Kbytes of level two cache, 48 or 64Mbytes of synchronous Dram memory, a 4Gbytes or 8Gbytes hard drive, 24-speed CD drive and built-in 56Kbps fax modems.
Rob Herb, senior vice president of marketing at AMD UK, hailed the adoption of the chips as a breakthrough.
He claimed that HP had adopted the processors because they were an "ideal choice" for home customers.
But HP is still maintaining a dual approach to its sourcing for processors. On the same day it announced the AMD machines, it also announced four other Pavilion PCs with Intel's PII technology.
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