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August 01, 2005 02:27 ET

ADVISORY/AMD Introduces the AMD Athlon'TM' 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor 3800+ in Time for Holiday Retail Shoppers

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AMD Broadens Highly Successful AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core Family of Processors to Offer Exceptional Performance to Mainstream Consumers


AMD (NYSE:AMD) is leading the industry by delivering the benefits of client dual-core technology to a broader mainstream audience with the addition of the AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 dual-core processor 3800+. The newest member to the AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor family provides consumers with an attractive entry point to dual-core computing on desktop PCs. Now consumers can experience exceptional dual-core performance at a mainstream price point.


The AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor line is targeted primarily towards the prosumer and digital media segments -- sophisticated power users who run multiple processor-intensive applications simultaneously.

Today's PCs can operate in multi-tasking environments. With the new AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor 3800+, mainstream consumers now have the ability to multi-task, creating digital content while listening to MP3s and writing e-mails, allowing them to do more in less time. Desktop dual-core processors can also deliver increasingly superior performance as multi-threaded applications spread from the server to the client and consumer markets.


By introducing the AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor 3800+, AMD is now offering customers an expanded dual-core desktop processor line that delivers exceptional dual-core computing benefits across an even broader price and performance range. Since the launch of the AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor line in May, AMD has been extremely pleased with its successful sales and adoption, with more than 40 OEM partners and system builders currently offering products worldwide.

To enable the rapid adoption of its 90nm dual-core processor line, AMD has fully converted its manufacturing operations to the 90nm technology generation. The transition was one of the most rapid and efficient in AMD's history, due in large part to its industry-leading Automated Precision Manufacturing systems.

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The AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor 3800+ is priced at $354 for 1K unit PIB.

About the AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor Family

AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processors put the power of dual-core technology on the desktop. For the end-user, it delivers exceptional multi-tasking capabilities and high performance on digital media, resulting in increased performance over similar single-core processors when running multiple applications simultaneously.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processors provide the same level of system features customers have grown to expect with the AMD Athlon 64 processor family.

-- AMD64 technology runs today's 32-bit and tomorrow's 64-bit software.

-- AMD's Enhanced Virus Protection(a) when enabled by certain operating systems including the current versions of Microsoft® Windows®, Linux, Solaris and BSD Unix.

-- Cool'n'Quiet™ technology to enable a quieter computer and help lower power costs.

-- HyperTransport™ technology and an integrated DDR memory controller helps prevent I/O bottlenecks to increase overall performance.

About AMD

AMD (NYSE:AMD) designs and produces innovative microprocessors, Flash memory devices and low-power processor solutions for the computer, communications and consumer electronics industries. AMD is dedicated to delivering standards-based, customer-focused solutions for technology users, ranging from enterprises and governments to individual consumers. For more information visit

(a) Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP) is only enabled by certain operating systems including the current versions of Microsoft® Windows®, Linux, Solaris and BSD Unix. After properly installing the appropriate operating system release, users must enable the protection of their applications and associated files from buffer overrun attacks. Consult your OS documentation for information on enabling EVP. Contact your application software vendor for information regarding use of the application in conjunction with EVP. AMD and its partners strongly recommend that users continue to use third party anti-virus software as part of their security strategy.

(C) 2005 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, AMD Athlon, and combinations thereof, and Cool'n'Quiet are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. HyperTransport is a licensed trademark of the HyperTransport Technology Consortium. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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