Dual-Core AMD Opteron(tm) and AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual-Core Processors
Are Well-suited for Existing Channel Hardware and Only Require BIOS

TAIPEI, TAIWAN-May 31, 2005-Following the introduction of the world's
first dual-core AMD64 processors, including the first x86-based
dual-core server and workstation processor, AMD (NYSE: AMD) announces
close alignment and support from the world's premier motherboard
manufacturers. AMD and partners have shown a sustained commitment to
AMD64 technology with dual-core support for the world's highest
performing x86-based 32- and 64-bit processors.

A significant advantage to AMD's approach is that the Dual-Core AMD
Opteron(tm) and AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 dual-core processors are designed
to work cooperatively with existing AMD64 939- and 940-pin
processor-based motherboards with a BIOS update, resulting in easy
system implementation and deployment.

"When AMD pioneered x86 dual-core processing, we made sure the migration
path was as simple as possible, causing minimal disruptions to deliver
exponentially more computing power," said Emile Ianni, corporate vice
president, Platforms and Infrastructure Development Group,
Microprocessor Solutions Sector, AMD. "Today we're celebrating AMD's
engineering foresight to make dual-core processing a reality. Our close
collaboration with the industry's finest motherboard partners helps
users break free to exciting new performance levels."

To promote a broad selection of dual-core AMD64 technology-based
motherboards, AMD has partnered with ABIT, Albatron, AOpen, Arima,
Asrock, ASUSTeK Computer Inc., Biostar Group, Chaintech, DFI, Elitegroup
Computer Systems (ECS), Epox, FIC, Foxconn, GIGABYTE, IWILL, MSI,
Quanta, Sapphire, Shuttle, Soltek, Supermicro Computer, Inc. and Tyan
Computer Corporation.

Industry Support:
"Dual-core technology has not only impacted processor micro-architecture
design going forward, it can hold incredible implications in the
evolution of computing performance and impact on the world at large,"
stated Danny Hsu, vice
president of sales and marketing, Tyan Computer Corporation. "Through
the complete implementation of AMD's dual-core infrastructure into
Tyan's product lines, our current and future customers can experience
new levels of multi-tasking and multi-user performance previously
unavailable to them - another powerful example of how Tyan enables its
customers to gain technology leadership."

"Our work with AMD is a testament to our joint innovation that delivers
dual-core processing to our customers so they can achieve higher
performance-per-watt in server and workstation environments," said Rover
Chen, product marketing director, IWILL Corporation. "Because AMD64
processors were engineered from the ground up for multi-core technology,
dual-core AMD64 processors directly connect two cores on a single die
for easy implementation that can improve overall system performance and

"Along with AMD, we are celebrating the innovation that ultimately
offers our customers and users incredible freedom of choice," said LC
Tsai, chief technology officer, Arima Computer Corp. "AMD's multi-core
approach can provide improved performance for computers running multiple
applications, and a simplified overall computing infrastructure that
helps save money for our customers."

"AMD64 dual-core processors are designed to deliver the amazing
performance of a multi-core processor with the same socket
infrastructure as single-core AMD64 939- and 940-pin processors," said
Joe Hsieh, director, ASUS Motherboard Business, ASUSTeK Computer, Inc.
"For us, this represents a significant improvement that simplifies any
engineering updates that would otherwise be necessary."

"GIGABYTE is very pleased to be working with AMD on this exciting
dual-core technology," said Richard Ma, executive vice president,
GIGABYTE. "Due to AMD's ingenious dual-core design, systems builders
will have readily-available parts to build their branded products
without disruption, and end-users will see dramatically improved

"AMD dual-core technology is a natural extension of AMD64 technology
with Direct Connect Architecture because it connects two cores on a
single die," said Daniel ****, channel business development sales vice
president of MSI Computer Corp. "This inventive technology can offer
superior performance for compute-intensive applications and
multi-threaded environments."
"Supermicro is really excited to be collaborating with AMD on dual-core
technology," said Dr. Tau Leng, director of technical marketing,
Supermicro Computer, Inc. "Along with AMD, we are committed to bringing
to market the highest performing motherboard solutions that support
x86-based, 64-bit dual-core processors."

About AMD64
AMD64 evolves the industry-standard 32-bit x86 architecture to support
the demanding 64-bit environment and enables next-generation
functionality and productivity today. 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. Designed from the ground up to
support multi-core capability, AMD64 dual-core processors amplify the
elegance and power of AMD's current single-core solutions. 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(r) XP Service Pack 2 and
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1.

Since the introduction of the AMD64 architecture in 2003, the AMD
Opteron(tm) processor for servers and workstations and the AMD
Athlon(tm) 64 processor for desktop and notebook computers have earned
more than 80 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.
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