AMD today unveiled its latest high-end mobile processor, the Turion 64.
Based on the firm's existing 64-bit technology, AMD said its Turion 64 mobile processors will provide high-performance notebook PCs with long battery life, wireless compatibility, rich graphics and enhanced security.
Notebooks based on Turion 64 processors are expected to begin shipping from OEMs in the first half of 2005.
AMD stressed that its Mobile Athlon 64 processors will continue to be offered for power user notebook buyers.
"What's custom about today's PC technologies is not the technologies themselves, but how they are arranged to meet the needs of specific usage models," said Shane Rau, senior analyst with IDC.
"Technology brands, such as the new AMD Turion 64 brand for its mobile PC processors, reflect how PC technology providers are adapting standardized technologies, such as the x86 instruction set, to meet the needs of consumer and commercial mobile PC users."
"AMD Turion 64 mobile technology represents freedom and mobile performance personified. We expect this new product family will set a precedent for mobile PCs in the same way that AMD Opteron did for servers," said Marty Seyer, corporate vice president and general manager, Microprocessor Business Unit, Computation Products Group, AMD.
The chip was launched by six-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong at an AMD event at the International CES 2005 show in Las Vegas.
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