The new AMD processors for lighter computers are already on the market, boosting their commercialization on Packard Bell and Gericom models in time for the Christmas season. The new Sempron 3000+ inherit many of the features of the processor family for the mobile market, with emphasis on Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP) technology.
Keeping its focus on the low end segment, presented in August, Semprons are based on a 0.13 micron manufacturing process and have less cache capacity than Athlon64. Sempron models combine a 64K level 1 cache with a 256K level 2 cache.
Packard Bell has already committed to placing the EasyNote E6 notebook on the French, Italian, Spanish, British and Nordic markets this month. The Austrian Gericom should start selling the Blockbuster Advance Excellent 7000 this month, also with the new Sempon processors.
in a statement AMD again highlights the importance of technologies introduced in its platforms for portable computers, especially Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP), now enhanced by the combination with Windows XP SP2.
2004-07-28 – AMD attacks the low-priced PC and notebook market with Sempron processor line