M-Audio PCI: Athlon 64-bit Savvy

Audio PCI range is brought up to speed      28/09/03

M-Audio, never one to be left behind, have announced compatibility with the new AMD AthlonÔ 64 processor. M-Audio has been working closely with the company to ensure that their entire line of PCI audio products will be compatible with the new AMD64 desktop processor. The AMD Athlon 64 processor’s unified 64-bit architecture promises to bring a dramatic new level of support for digital multimedia, offering world-class performance for today’s 32-bit applications as well as solid support for future 64-bit products presently under development. M-Audio’s PCI cards have been redesigned to be fully PCI 2.2 compliant, thereby assuring they will work in any PCIX-based system, and offer outstanding operation under existing 32-bit bus modes. “Multi-channel audio recording and playback performance will benefit tremendously from the AMD Athlon 64 processor’s new 64-bit capability,” remarked Adam Castillo, M-Audio’s Marketing Director. “We’re very excited about the powerful potential of this breakthrough technology, and we’re pleased to be working in such a proactive relationship with AMD to guarantee that our current line of products is 32-bit backward compatible, and to develop our future products to maximize the potential of the new AMD Athlon 64 processor.” “With the introduction of the AMD Athlon 64 processor, the personal computer experience is evolving to include a multimedia experience unlike any other we have seen,” said Tim Wright, Director, Desktop Marketing, AMD’s Computation Products Group. “With AMD64 technology, as well as the advent of better graphics and more CPU-based synthesis and signal processing, we are coming closer to realizing the dreams of PC users everywhere. We’re pleased to work with forward-thinking companies like M-Audio to prepare for the future of multimedia content creation.”
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