June 30, 2005 05:01 ET

Dual-Core AMD Opteron Processor Powers Acer Altos Server; Acer Rounds out Its AMD64 Technology-Based Line-up

MILANO, Italy--(CCNMatthews - Jun 30, 2005) -

AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced the introduction of the Acer Altos G5350, the first Dual-Core AMD Opteron™ processor-based pedestal server from an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) in Europe. This server is expected to bring superior performance to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) looking for a solution capable of running separate or consolidated server workloads.

"AMD and Acer have worked closely together to provide a powerful platform addressing the specific requirements of the SMB segment," said Pat Patla, director, Server/Workstation Marketing, Microprocessor Solutions Sector, AMD. "The Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor, with Direct Connect Architecture, provides the computing capacity to support growing numbers of applications and users typically required by this market segment. Moreover, AMD64 technology protects companies' software investments by enabling a seamless migration from 32- to 64-bit computing as business needs evolve."

Designed from the ground up for multi-core computing, Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors deliver additional performance within the same power envelope as single-core processors, enhancing the performance-per-watt leadership of AMD64 processor-based platforms.

"The Acer Altos G5350 is designed to boost our customers' productivity," said John Roberts, Server Business Unit manager, Acer Europe, Middle East and Africa. "It is an ideal solution for SMBs with no extensive IT infrastructure that are for looking for performance and scalability."

The Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor-based server enhances computing capacity without increasing power or physical space requirements, thereby lowering operational costs.

With this introduction, Acer continues to refine its line-up based on AMD64 technology, including notebooks, desktop computers, media center PCs, and now server solutions. Acer customers can now benefit from the leading performance of award-winning AMD64 technology at home and in the office.

The new Acer Altos G5350 will be available in single- and dual-core configurations starting in July 2005 in Europe.

About the AMD Opteron™ Processor

Today, more than half the Forbes Global 100 or their affiliates, representing the world's most competitive industries, now rely on AMD Opteron™ processor-based systems to run their enterprise applications and break free to new levels of performance. The AMD Opteron processor, based on AMD64 technology with Direct Connect Architecture, made history as the industry's first x86 multi-core processor for servers and workstations that is both 32- and 64-bit capable. Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors deliver higher performance within the same power envelope as single-core processors because they were designed from the ground up for multi-core computing. With a broad portfolio of dual-core and single-core solutions and a robust 64-bit ecosystem, AMD and its customers are leading the way to the next evolution of enterprise computing.

About AMD

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