Intel and AMD introduce faster microprocessors

Intel and AMD introduce faster microprocessors
Tom Foremski
Intel and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) introduced faster microprocessors on Monday with Intel introducing a 333MHz mobile Celeron and AMD with a 475MHz K2.
Intel’s Celeron is aimed at applications in notebook computers with faster performance, lower power consumption and an improved thermal design that limits the need for bulky cooling devices. It includes 128KB integrated level 2 cache. The chip is available in BGA packaging or the Intel Mobile Module for $159 and $214, respectively.
AMD’s 475MHz K2 is the fastest of the K2 line and has been chosen by IBM for a new Aptiva model targeting the consumer market. The AMD-K6-2/475 processor is priced at $213 each in 1,000-unit quantities.

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