Sunnyvale, CA - AMD revealed today it's new line of processors called
the Moron. Jerry Sanders CEO of AMD said, "This is a proud
day for AMD as we continue the success that started with the Athlon
to the Duron and now the Moron. We wanted a name
that signified that the processor had "More Power" than
the Duron. Hence Moron."
He continued, "Our target market for the Moron is in servers
running Windows 2000. A Moron and Windows 2000 are a perfect
solution for any company planning to enter the e-commerce marketplace."
The AMD Moron processor is derived from the AMD Duron processor
core and features full-speed, on-chip L2 cache memory, a 200MHz front
side system bus, and enhanced 3DNow! technology.
Tim Allen has been tapped by AMD as the spokesman for the Moron
processor. "I'm happy to be behind the Moron. I'm
not sure exactly what it does, but Jerry tells me it has more power
and I love more power, ARR, ARR, ARR!"
Tech analyst Ashok Minmar said, "The prototype Moron processor
has impressive performance and exceeds Intel's Itanium and even their
yet to be released Otassium processor in key benchmarks. However,
I think it might be the worst product naming disaster since GM sent
the Nova to Mexico."
The Moron chip is the first product from AMD's secretive Moron Design
Team, and is the first chip from AMD to use the new copper process
developed by IBM. AMD plans to start shipping the Moron processor
in late August. AMD's stock was down on the news.
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