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Press Release: AMD-8000(tm) SERIES OF CHIPSETS

Post by Apoptosis » Mon Jun 14, 2004 10:29 am

AMD UNVEILS EVOLUTIONARY DESIGN FOR LATEST ADDITION TO THE AMD-8000(tm) SERIES OF CHIPSETS

-AMD-8132(tm) HyperTransport(tm) PCI-X(r) 2.0 tunnel is designed to deliver more robust performance for servers and workstations-

SUNNYVALE, CALIF.-JUNE 14, 2004-AMD (NYSE: AMD) today unveiled details of the latest addition to the AMD-8000(tm) series of chipsets, the AMD-8132(tm) HyperTransport(tm) PCI-X(r) 2.0 tunnel. This is the latest product in a growing line-up of supporting devices for AMD's Direct Connect Architecture.

Designed for modes 1 and 2 operation, the AMD-8132(tm) component brings high-performance PCI-X(r) 2.0 connectivity to AMD Opteron(tm) processor-based systems with increased throughput, improved RAS capabilities, robust data management and enhanced HyperTransport(tm) technology connectivity.

"As we move closer to the day when 32-bit-only systems will become obsolete, this latest enhancement of industry-standard technology continues AMD's commitment to overall system performance and tradition of delivering high-performance solutions that are compatible with a broad range of existing PCI-X devices." said Marty Seyer, vice president and general manager, AMD Microprocessor Business Unit. "We've designed this chipset to complement upcoming PCI Express(tm) solutions, and we continue to work with third-party chipset partners to help ensure their next-generation designs take full advantage of the AMD Opteron processor with Direct Connect Architecture."

The AMD Opteron processor with Direct Connect Architecture offers the investment protection of 32-bit capability with the ability to migrate to 64-bit performance. All of the AMD-8000 series of chipsets incorporate HyperTransport technology, which increases overall system performance by removing I/O bottlenecks and reduces latency. These chipsets are designed to be flexible and modular, enabling OEMs and solution providers to design systems that best meet end-customer needs.

The number of products supporting the AMD Opteron processor continues to grow. Core-logic solutions that support AMD's Direct Connect Architecture are available from leading chipset partners including ATi, Broadcom, NVIDIA, SiS, ULi and VIA Technologies. AMD plans to begin shipping the AMD-8132 HyperTransport PCI-X 2.0 tunnel for servers and workstations in the fourth quarter of this year.

About the AMD Opteron(tm) Processor
The AMD Opteron processor continues to transform the enterprise with groundbreaking architecture, world-class 32-bit performance and an ecosystem committed to the development of an industry-standard 64-bit solution. The world's first 32-bit and 64-bit processor compatible with the x86 architecture, the AMD Opteron processor is based on AMD64 technology. AMD64 with Direct Connect Architecture helps eliminate the bottlenecks inherent in a front-side bus and, instead, directly connects the processors, the memory controller and the I/O to the central processor unit, improving overall system performance and efficiency.

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 http://www.amd.com.

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