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August 16, 2005 00:01 ET

AMD Pumps up Performance for Notebooks with New Mobile AMD Athlon 64 Processor 4000+

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(CCNMatthews - Aug 16, 2005) -

Fujitsu Siemens Computers and VoodooPC Expected to Launch High-Performance Notebook PCs Based on Powerful AMD64 Technology

AMD (NYSE: AMD) today has achieved yet another benchmark in 64-bit mobile computing with the introduction of the Mobile AMD Athlon™ 64 processor 4000+ for high-performance, full-size notebook computers.

Based on the award-winning AMD64 technology, this new mobile processor enables a powerful computing experience in both 32-bit and 64-bit environments. The Mobile AMD Athlon 64 processor 4000+ also offers Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP), an advanced security feature designed to prevent the spread of certain malicious viruses.(1)

"Since 2003, AMD has been leading the way to pervasive 64-bit mobile computing, offering open-standard AMD64 technology for a diverse range of high-performance mobile PCs," said Chris Cloran, director of the Mobile Division for AMD's Microprocessor Solutions Sector. "The new Mobile AMD Athlon 64 processor 4000+ provides a foundation for building the fastest, most feature-rich 64-bit notebooks available today."

Fujitsu Siemens Computers plans to incorporate the Mobile AMD Athlon 64 processor 4000+ into a new AMILO A1667G notebook, which is expected to be available next month throughout Europe.

"Bringing the latest Mobile AMD Athlon 64 processor to this new AMILO notebook allows us to continue to offer our customers cutting-edge technology and performance," said Herbert Schonebeck, vice president of Fujitsu Siemens Computers' Consumer Business Unit. "With the AMILO A1667G notebook, consumers do not have to sacrifice power in order to have style and true mobility."

Additional Performance for Gamers on the Go

In addition to the outstanding performance made possible by the new Mobile AMD Athlon 64 processor 4000+, notebook manufacturers also can design powerful mobile systems using AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 dual-core processors or the world's most extreme processor for gaming, the AMD Athlon™ 64 FX-57 processor. In fact, VoodooPC has recently announced a new gaming machine that offers both - the Voodoo ENVY Heavyweight u:709 notebook.

AMD works with industry-leading partners to help assure that all its mobile processors are compatible with the latest graphics and wireless solutions, including wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g. As with all existing AMD mobile processors, the new Mobile AMD Athlon 64 processor 4000+ enables exceptional on-the-go computing with AMD PowerNow!™ technology, a dynamic power management feature pioneered by AMD for extended system battery life.

Mobile AMD Athlon 64 processors are now available in models 4000+, 3700+, 3400+, 3200+, 3000+ and 2800+.

For those consumers and business professionals seeking notebook PCs to meet their everyday computing needs, AMD has recently expanded the offerings in the Mobile AMD Sempron™ processor family. Mobile AMD Sempron processors are now available in models 3300+, 3100+, 3000+, 2800+ and 2600+ for thin and light notebooks, as well as models 3300+, 3100+, 3000+, 2800+ and 2600+ for full-size notebooks.

Availability

The Mobile AMD Athlon 64 processor 4000+ for full-size notebooks is available immediately worldwide.

Pricing

The Mobile AMD Athlon 64 processor 4000+ is priced at $382 in 1,000-unit quantities. For pricing details please visit: http://www.amd.com/pricing.

About Mobile AMD Athlon 64 processors

Mobile AMD Athlon 64 processors are designed for powerful, full-size mobile PCs. Notebooks based on this processor family will benefit from excellent 32-bit and 64-bit processing power, HyperTransport™ technology for improved overall system performance, AMD PowerNow! technology for extended system battery life, and Enhanced Virus Protection to help protect valuable data from certain virus attacks.

About AMD64

AMD64 technology is the platform of choice for 32- and 64-bit computing. By eliminating the bottlenecks inherent in a front-side bus, AMD64's Direct Connect Architecture evolves industry standards to deliver break-through performance on single- and dual-core processors. AMD64 technology also integrates Enhanced Virus Protection technology enabled by advanced anti-virus features in current versions of Linux, Microsoft Windows and Solaris operating systems. Today, 55 percent of the Forbes Global 100 or their affiliates, representing the world's most competitive industries, now rely on AMD64 technology-based systems to run their enterprise applications. Since their 2003 introduction, AMD64 processors have earned more than 80 industry awards and the support of more than 2,000 OEMs, hardware and software developers, system builders and distributors.

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 www.amd.com.

AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, AMD Athlon, AMD PowerNow! and combinations thereof, 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 United States and/or other jurisdictions. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

(1) 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.

Contact Information

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