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AMD Upgrades to Business Class
The chipmaker wants a bite of the business computer market.
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Also included in AMD’s Business Class platform is the AMD 780V chipset, which boasts a better, faster and more energy-efficient performance.
April 28, 2008 by Rachel Cericola

Instead of being content with that teeny sticker on your hard drive, AMD wants to snag more of the spotlight.

The company just announced that it will launch a new PC platform. Although the products will be sold through the likes of Acer, Dell, HP, Fujitsu and Lenovo, they will be exclusively sold to business channels—so now would be a good time to start that inner-office paper-trail about your how bad your computer is.

Dubbed “Business Class,” the new units will include the triple-core AMD Phenom X3, the quad-core AMD Phenom X4, or the dual-core AMD Athlon X2 processors, says Reuters. AMD is also making it an open platform, meaning that customers can go for killer customization, which includes choosing between ATI and competitor NVIDIA for graphics.

“Our ongoing relationship with AMD continues to deliver outstanding value, options, and innovation on AMD processor-based platforms. The new AMD Business Class solutions are a perfect example because businesses have the flexibility to choose NVIDIA chipset-based motherboards to meet their needs,” said Drew Henry, general manager of MCP business at NVIDIA.

Expect a notebook, which is currently codenamed Puma, to come later this year.

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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.

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