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jmke 17th August 2004 13:28

AMD Set To ‘Go For The Gold’ With New, Most Powerful AMD64 Mobile Processor
 
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- August 17, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced the AMD Athlon™ 64 processor 3700+ for desktop-replacement notebooks, extending the award-winning AMD64 processor family to new heights with the highest performing 32-bit/64-bit processor available for mobile PCs.

AMD Athlon 64 processor 3700+ for desktop-replacement notebooks is the most advanced PC processor designed for notebook computing, offering outstanding 32-bit power today plus compatibility with tomorrow’s 64-bit software. The AMD Athlon 64 processor 3700+ for desktop-replacement notebooks features HyperTransport™ technology for extraordinary application performance, plus an Enhanced Virus Protection security feature designed to prevent the spread of certain malicious viruses when enabled by Microsoft® Windows® XP Service Pack 2*.

“AMD has again raised the bar for notebook performance, giving consumers and business professionals even more power at their fingertips, plus added security with Enhanced Virus Protection enabled by Windows XP SP2,” said Marty Seyer, corporate vice president and general manager, Microprocessor Business Unit, Computation Products Group, AMD. “We continue to set the pace, meeting and exceeding industry demands for high-performance PCs.”

HP and VoodooPC are among the first suppliers to offer notebooks based on the new AMD Athlon 64 processor 3700+ for desktop-replacement notebooks.

"Our customers want the power to create, experience and achieve more with their notebook PC. The HP Pavilion zv5000z and Compaq Presario R3000Z series notebook PCs, powered by the latest AMD Athlon 64 processor, really deliver," said Sam Szteinbaum, vice president, Consumer Computing Organization - North America, HP. "With Enhanced Virus Protection for the upcoming Windows XP SP2, our customers benefit from peace of mind plus the performance of a desktop PC anywhere they go."

“VoodooPC builds extremely fast and incredibly desirable performance PCs designed to excite our customers,” said Rahul Sood, president and CTO, VoodooPC. “We prefer to use AMD Athlon 64 processors in our flagship ENVY notebooks because of the performance and flexibility of AMD64 technology. The bottom line is AMD has a lot to bring to the party, so we invite them as often as possible.”

Configure-to-order notebook systems featuring the AMD Athlon 64 processor 3700+ are available now from both HP and VoodooPC.

AMD offers high-performance processors for a wide array of mobile PCs with extended system battery life enabled by AMD PowerNow!™ technology, as well as the benefit of wireless compatibility with today’s most popular wireless solutions, for outstanding computing on the go.

Availability
The AMD Athlon 64 processor 3700+ for desktop-replacement notebooks is available immediately worldwide.

Pricing
The AMD Athlon 64 processor 3700+ for desktop-replacement notebooks is priced at $500 in 1,000-unit quantities. For pricing details please visit http://www.amd.com/pricing.

About AMD Athlon 64 processors for desktop-replacement notebooks
AMD Athlon 64 processors for desktop-replacement notebooks are available in the following models: 3700+, 3400+, 3200+ and 3000+. Notebooks powered by these processors benefit from outstanding 32-bit processing performance, 64-bit capability, HyperTransport™ technology, and an Enhanced Virus Protection feature enabled by Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 in both 32-bit and 64-bit operating environments.

About AMD64
AMD64 evolves the industry-standard 32-bit x86 architecture to support the demanding 64-bit environment that will enable future generations of computer functionality and productivity. AMD designed the AMD64 platform to allow end users to enjoy reliable, best-in-class performance on the 32-bit software they own today while preparing for a seamless transition to high-performance 64-bit applications. The AMD64 architecture is also designed to enhance the security of your computing environment by integrating Enhanced Virus Protection technology enabled by advanced anti-virus features in Windows® XP Service Pack 2 and the upcoming Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1.

Since the introduction of the AMD64 architecture in 2003, the AMD Opteron™ processor for servers and workstations and the AMD Athlon™ 64 processors for desktop and notebook computers have earned more than 45 awards for innovation and performance 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 Opteron, 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.


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