AMD Begins Athlon XP Giveaway

In order to promote its new processors and dispel what it calls the "Speed Trap," AMD has begun a tour across the country to give away thousands of Athlon XP motherboard bundles. Originally slated to visit six cities, AMD has expanded the original schedule to include an additional fifteen. The company hopes the promotion will reveal that Athlon processors are faster than Intel's Pentium 4, which touts higher clock speeds.

The premise is simple: arrive at the announced location by the time stated, stand in line to receive a raffle ticket, and hope your number will be one of 200 called. Specific locations and times are disclosed 24 hours before each event. Your chances to win are very reasonable, despite recent events being host to thousands of AMD enthusiasts.

AMD will visit Houston tomorrow, with Chicago to follow later this week. An additional group of cities will be announced in the near future, according to an announcement on the promotion's Web page.

Those willing to wade through the crowds at dawn can learn more at Be sure to refresh the list of cities often. For more information on the new Athlon XP, visit

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