AMD Announces Dual Core Opteron Processor Line

Subject: Processors | April 21, 2005 - 10:11 AM |
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AMD Announces World's First 64-Bit, x86 Multi-Core Processors For Servers And Workstations At Second-Anniversary Celebration Of AMD Opteron™ Processor

— AMD launches Dual-Core AMD Opteron™ processors for server and workstations and unveils AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core processor for consumers and business users —

NEW YORK -- April 21, 2005 --Charting another industry first, AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced a broad portfolio of dual-core solutions from server and workstations for enterprise users to desktop and desktop-replacement notebooks for consumers and business users. At the second-anniversary celebration of the award-winning AMD Opteron™ processor, the company announced immediate availability of the Dual-Core AMD Opteron 800 Series processor for four- to eight-way servers. The 200 Series processors for two-way servers and workstations will be available in late May. The new processors deliver up to a 90 percent performance improvement for application servers over single-core AMD Opteron processors. For desktop PC users, AMD announced the new AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core processor brand that will enable true multi-tasking capabilities for richer computing experiences.

AMD's key OEM customers, including Sun, HP and IBM, showcased ground-breaking, dual-core platforms based on the non-disruptive AMD64 technology, the world's leading x86, 64-bit computing environment. Only AMD customers will have the ability to upgrade 90nm-ready server platforms with dual-core processors and continue running legacy 32-bit x86 applications as well as new 64-bit OS solutions.

'Just as AMD led the industry to pervasive 64-bit computing, AMD is now leading the industry to the performance and power benefits of multi-core processors,' said Marty Seyer, corporate vice president and general manager, Microprocessor Business Unit, Computation Products Group, AMD. 'We have flawlessly executed manufacturing AMD64 processors, which is why today we are announcing the world's only broad dual-core client and server processor line-up, well ahead of our announced schedule. Because our non-disruptive dual-core architecture is designed to fit in today's existing infrastructure and provide leading- edge performance, enterprise customers can rapidly adopt AMD64 dual-core processors for servers and workstations today and for client platforms in June.'

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