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New Enthusiast Products from AMD Command Strong Ecosystem Support


Industry-leading components enable exciting, immersive, personalized and energy-efficient entertainment experiences for consumers

SUNNYVALE, Calif. --AMD (NYSE:AMD) demonstrated broad ecosystem support for several new components introduced today, including next-generation AMD Phenom™ quad-core processors, ATI Radeon™ HD 3800 series graphics processors with ATI CrossFireX™, and AMD 7-Series chipsets. These new advancements from AMD are backed by industry leading components from major ecosystem partners such as AsRock, Asus, Biostar, Club 3D, DFI, Diamond Multimedia, ECS, Foxconn, Gigabyte, HIS, Info-Tek, Jetway, J&W, MSI, NVIDIA, Micron Technology, Palit Multimedia, PCPartner, Qimonda, Samsung Semiconductor, Sapphire, Tul, Visiontek and Uabit and can energize the next generation of computing - meeting enthusiasts and gamers’ demands for high-quality HD resolution and responsive performance, while at the same time addressing users’ energy efficiency needs.

Worldwide systems Integrators launching systems based on AMD Spider include ABS, Aidata, Altech, Bas-Mycom, B-Com, CDC, Cyber Power, Compuzone, Comtrade, Depo, Falcon Northwest, Formoza, iBUYPOWER, Icoda, K-Trade, Mesh, Oktabit, PV Tech, Thirdwave Corporation, Tsukomo K.K., Unit Com K.K., Velocity Micro and Unit Com.

The AMD Phenom quad-core processor is the most advanced AMD desktop PC processor, commanding four natively integrated processor cores to break system bandwidth barriers and turbo-charge performance. Enhanced features include AMD CoolCore™ technology, support for a split power plane motherboard design and the ability to set independent core frequencies. The ATI Radeon HD 3800 series is an industry-leading performance-per-watt and performance-per-dollar solution. With greater energy efficiency than the previous generation, ATI Radeon HD 3800 series graphics are the first to use 55nm process technology for dramatic improvements in performance-per -watt. ATI CrossFireX allows users to grow with their graphics needs on the industry’s only solution to support up to four GPUs for Microsoft® Windows Vista™. AMD 7-Series chipsets can deliver the ultimate in personalized enthusiast performance with AMD OverDrive™ software, the industry’s most powerful and intuitive Windows operating system-based performance tuning utility*.

“By contributing industry leading components for desktop solutions and driving enhanced megatasking, increased customization and improved performance-per-watt, AMD’s ecosystem of industry partners can empower the enthusiast market and facilitate ultra-realistic, high-definition media experiences that are both incredibly powerful and intensely visual,” said Levi Murray, vice president of technology enablement, AMD. “Thanks to leading-edge components that combine unprecedented performance capabilities with incredible power efficiency, enthusiasts and gamers seeking new levels of performance have access to AMD processor-based solutions that are both powerful and sustainable.”

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“ASUS congratulates AMD on this exciting launch of products,” said Jackie Hsu, president, ASUS Computer International. “In conjunction with our EAH3850 graphics card and M3A32-MVP Deluxe motherboard, the AMD Phenom processor family will provide hardcore gamers with a blazingly fast system that is perfect for overclocking*. For gamers looking for the ultimate DirectX 10.1 experience, AMD’s new processor-based solutions are hard to beat.”

“The GIGABYTE AMD-790FX Series adds a new chapter to our computing performance legacy for those that want a powerful platform. It is not only optimum for the latest AMD Phenom™ quad-core processors with AM2+ platform support, but also designed for use with innovative AMD Overdrive™ software to spoil enthusiasts with daunting overclocking* and performance tuning utilities.” stated Tony Liao, VP of Sales & Marketing, GIGABYTE United, Inc.

“We’re thrilled about AMD’s new enthusiast products, including the AMD Phenom processors, ATI Radeon HD 3800 series graphics and AMD 7-Series Chipsets,” said Darren Su, vice president, iBuypower. “As gamers ourselves, we cannot be more excited to see the new benchmarks that iBuypower will be able to set with these specifications. With the holiday season coming, gamers will be looking forward to the newest and best technology out there.”

“We are committed to providing our customers with the highest-performing and most cost-competitive memory solutions available on the market. DDR2 is the mainstream memory used today and by extending memory speed grades, we are allowing our customers to optimize their current system designs,” said Brian Shirley, vice president of Micron Technology’s memory group. “The new AMD Phenom processors breathe new life into DDR2, allowing users to experience the new high-performance computing capabilities of our industry-leading DDR2-1066** memory technology.”

“AMD’s new Phenom quad-core processor will form the foundation for a terrific PC platform,” said Drew Henry, general manager of the MCP business unit at NVIDIA. “As an important ecosystem partner for the AMD Phenom processor, we are pleased that OEMs and gamers can configure AMD Phenom processor-based systems with motherboard or graphics solutions from NVIDIA. The combination will prove to be a compelling one for all consumers.”

“Qimonda is pleased to apply its DRAM technology expertise to the AMD Phenom processor ecosystem,” said Michael Buckerman, vice president of Business Unit Computing, Qimonda. “AMD’s inspired design and architecture promises to bring new state-of-the-art systems to the mainstream market, broadening choice for consumers with an approach to innovation that deftly combines the economics of high-volume manufacturing and the benefits of advanced chip design.”

“Because performance drives the high-end, multi-core PC market, our high-performance DDR2 and GDDR4 memory chips are well-positioned to bring out the best in AMD’s latest-generation AMD Phenom processor family and ATI Radeon HD 3800 series GPUs,” said Kevin Lee, vice president, memory marketing, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.

“We at SAPPHIRE are very excited by the new ATI Radeon HD 3000 series of graphics products, which introduce new interface standards and represent a breakthrough in performance at mainstream prices. We will be offering several models in this family, including some of our world renowned special editions,” said Bill Donnelly, SAPPHIRE global PR Director. “We will also be releasing a new series of mainboards based on the AMD 790 series chipsets which will give PC enthusiasts and gamers a high performance and tunable platform for the next generation of processors.”

“AMD’s new family of processors will provide consumers an excellent high performance solution,” said Velocity Micro President and CEO Randy Copeland. "By building on a strategic focus to innovate the desktop, the Phenom brings a wealth of cutting edge benefits and enhances our ultra performance desktop PC offerings. We are thrilled to be one of the first to offer the Phenom line to our customers.”


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