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High Performance AMD Phenom™ X4 Processors Lead the Charge to HD Desktop Gaming and Video


— Four new AMD Phenom™ X4 processors pair with AMD enthusiast platform to propel the Ultimate Visual Experience


SUNNYVALE, Calif. – March 27, 2008 – AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced immediate availability of four new high-performance AMD Phenom™ X4 processors for PC users in search of the Ultimate Visual Experience. Led by the AMD Phenom X4 9850 Black Edition processor, each CPU features true quad-core design, and when matched to AMD 790 series chipsets supports up to four award-winning ATI Radeon™ HD 3800 series graphics cards. This enthusiast PC platform, codenamed “Spider,” energizes the latest PC gaming titles, speeds high-definition video playback, and delivers amazing performance for advanced productivity and multi-tasking.
“These new AMD Phenom X4 processors unlock even greater visual computing performance to showcase the unparalleled scalability of the AMD enthusiast platform,” said Mario Rivas, executive vice president, computing solutions group, AMD. “Based on AMD’s advanced true quad-core architecture, these processors are loaded with powerful performance features like next-generation HyperTransport™ 3.0 and energy-efficient innovations like Cool’n’Quiet™ 2.0 technology.”
Featuring the best quad-core desktop CPUs AMD has offered, these AMD Phenom X4 quad-core processors can improve performance for gaming and multi-threaded applications. The AMD Phenom X4 9850 Black Edition is the top performer in the new line-up, with Clock Multiplier Control* for

tunable performance that gives gamers and enthusiasts scalability and customizable performance levels to run multiple processor-intensive applications simultaneously.
“As the worldwide leader in the PC industry, HP is pleased to be offering our customers the choice of AMD Phenom X3 and X4 based systems in our consumer desktop PCs,” said Thi La, director of marketing, North America Consumer Computing, HP. “We are seeing a strong market demand for increased performance and multi-core capabilities.”
Consumers are now rapidly adopting quad-core processor-based desktops, as usage models expand to HD entertainment applications and gaming. AMD has responded with innovations like the AMD Phenom X4 processor and the “Spider” quad-core enthusiast platform, which commands both a high-performance and energy efficient market position at a compelling price.

AMD Phenom X4 9000 Series Quad-Core Processors

The AMD Phenom quad-core processor is the world’s most advanced desktop PC processor, commanding four natively integrated processor cores to break system bandwidth barriers and turbo-charge high definition (HD) platform performance. Customers can implement AMD Phenom X4 processors 9550 (2.2GHz) and 9650 (2.3GHz), or experience an enhanced multi-tasking experience with two higher frequency processors: the AMD Phenom X4 9750 (2.4GHz) and AMD Phenom X4 9850 Black Edition (2.5GHz) processors.

Availability and pricing

AMD Phenom X4 processors 9550 (2.2GHz), 9650 (2.3GHz), 9750 (2.4GHz) and 9850 (2.5GHz) are now available. For processor pricing details, please visit www.amd.com/pricing. For press collateral pertaining to the new Phenom X4 models including product specifications and availability, images and partner support, please visit www.amd.com/phenom/presskit.

About AMD

Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) is a leading global provider of innovative processing solutions in the computing, graphics and consumer electronics markets. AMD is dedicated to driving open innovation, choice and industry growth by delivering superior customer-centric solutions that empower consumers and businesses worldwide. For more information, visit www.amd.com.

*AMD is not responsible for damages caused by overclocking (even when overclocking is enabled with AMD OverDrive™ software).


© 2008 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, AMD Phenom and combinations thereof Radeon and Cool’n’Quiet are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. HyperTransport is a licensed trademark of the HyperTransport Technology Consortium.



Cautionary Statement

This release contains forward-looking statements concerning availability of products from OEMs and system builders, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are commonly identified by words such as “would,” “may,” “expects,” “believes,” “plans,” “intends,” “projects” and other terms with similar meaning. Investors are cautioned that the forward-looking statements in this release are based on current beliefs, assumptions and expectations, speak only as of the date of this release and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations. Risks include the possibility that Intel Corporation’s pricing, marketing and rebating programs, product bundling, standard setting, new product introductions or other activities targeting AMD’s business will prevent attainment of AMD’s current plans; AMD will require additional funding and may not be able to raise funds on favorable terms or at all; customers stop buying the company’s products or materially reduce their operations or demand for its products; the company will be unable to develop, launch and ramp new products and technologies in the volumes and mix required by the market and at mature yields on a timely basis; the company’s competitors, customers and suppliers may take actions that will negate the anticipated benefits of the company’s acquisition of ATI; demand for computers and consumer electronics products and, in turn, demand for the company’s products will be lower than currently expected; global business and economic conditions will worsen, resulting in lower than currently expected revenue in the first quarter of 2008 and beyond; there will be unexpected variations in market growth and demand for the

company’s products and technologies in light of the product mix that it may have available at any particular time or a decline in demand; the company will be unable to transition to advanced manufacturing process technologies in a timely and effective way, consistent with planned capital expenditures; the company will be unable to maintain the level of investment in research and development and capacity that is required to remain competitive; and the company will be unable to obtain sufficient manufacturing capacity or components to meet demand for its products or will under-utilize its microprocessor manufacturing facilities. Investors are urged to review in detail the risks and uncertainties in the company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including but not limited to the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2007.
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