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AMD strikes into Pentium heartland

AMD is striking into the Pentium mainstream with two processors that match Intel's best-selling CPUs running at 120MHz and 133MHz.

The Texas firm's K5-PR120 and K5-PR133 run at slower MHz clock frequencies but equal the Intel chips for application performance, according to the ubiquitous P-rating system. The chips slot straight into Socket 7 slots on Pentium motherboards. AMD cites Mercury Research market data that claims 40 per cent of systems sold in the October-December 1996 period will be "in the PR133 performance range".

AMD can be contacted by telephone on 01276-803100.