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March 02, 2005 00:01 ET

AMD64 Technology's Knock-Out Performance Celebrated by More Than 80 Industry Thought Leaders; AMD's Customer-Centric Innovation Drives Industry to Pervasive 64-Bit Computing


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MARCH 2, 2005 - 00:01 ET

AMD64 Technology's Knock-Out Performance Celebrated by
More Than 80 Industry Thought Leaders; AMD's
Customer-Centric Innovation Drives Industry to
Pervasive 64-Bit Computing

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(CCNMatthews - Mar 1, 2005) -

AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced its AMD64 platform and visionary leaders
have earned more than 80 industry awards globally since the launch of
the AMD Opteron™ processor in April 2003 and the AMD Athlon™ 64
processor in September 2003.

"As AMD leads the industry to pervasive 64-bit computing, AMD64
technology continues earning support and recognition from other industry
leaders," said Marty Seyer, corporate vice president and general
manager, Microprocessor Business Unit, Computation Products Group, AMD.
"AMD64 technology delivers cutting-edge innovations in upgradeability,
security and performance. These awards recognize the powerful results
that technology leaders can achieve when they develop solutions in
collaboration with customers."

International praise for AMD64 processors crosses all platforms, from
servers and workstations through desktop and mobile solutions. AMD
recently received the "Most Innovative Hardware Solution" at LinuxWorld
for the AMD Opteron processor, Models 852 and 252. Leading gaming
magazine Computer Gaming World named the AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 processor
as the "Best Hardware of 2004." Readers of Tom's Hardware Guide gave the
2004 Reader's Choice Award for "Best Innovation in Desktop CPUs" to the
AMD Athlon 64 processor and awarded "Best Innovation in Mobile
Technology" to the Mobile AMD Athlon 64 processor. During 2004, AMD
received numerous global accolades from leading publications and
organizations including China Computerworld, Computer Shopper Magazine,
CRN, EDN, In-Stat Microprocessor Report, LinuxUser & Developer Magazine,
Maximum PC, PC Professionell, PC World, PC World Latin America, Red
Herring, The Semiconductor Industry News and VARBusiness.

Performance-hungry gamers crave AMD64 processors, and awards for these
processors assert AMD's continued dominance in this market. "For the
second year in a row, Computer Gaming World Magazine recognized AMD as
one of the preeminent leaders in computing performance for desktop and
gaming processors with the honor of Best Gaming CPU," said Sam Kennedy,
editor in chief of Computer Gaming World Magazine. "We are impressed
with the AMD Athlon 64 FX processor series because it has all of the
components a gamer could want - computing muscle with generational
compatibility and the performance capabilities to deliver the ultimate
gaming experience."

As businesses focus on extending the value of their IT investments, the
stability, performance and 32-/64- bit compatibility of AMD64 processors
has earned AMD enthusiastic support from commercial customers of all
sizes. "Prior to the 2003 launch of the AMD Opteron and AMD Athlon 64
processors, some industry observers questioned whether it was logical or
possible to develop an ecosystem around a 64-bit architecture compatible
with the 32-bit x86 industry standard," said Nathan Brookwood, principal
analyst at Insight 64. "Two years and more than 1,000 software packages
later, the industry has embraced 64-bit computing based on AMD64
technology and it's now obvious those earlier doubts were ill-founded.
With AMD64 technology's innovative Direct Connect Architecture, the
company has clearly established itself as a technological powerhouse and
a formidable competitor. Based on currently published roadmaps, it
appears likely AMD will be the first supplier to deliver multi-core
64-bit x86 processors to enterprise server and workstation customers
whose application workloads are poised to exploit this new technology."

A complete list of awards can be found at AMD's Web site at
http://www.amd.com/us-en/Corporate/AboutAMD/0,,51_52_117,00.html

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 Opteron, AMD Athlon, and combinations
thereof, are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other names are
for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their
respective owners.

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