AMD today unveiled details of the latest addition to the AMD-8000™ series of chipsets, the AMD-8132™ HyperTransport™ PCI-X® 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™ component brings high-performance PCI-X® 2.0 connectivity to AMD Opteron™ processor-based systems with increased throughput, improved RAS capabilities, robust data management and enhanced HyperTransport™ technology connectivity. 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.

AMD today unveiled details of the latest addition to the AMD-8000™ series of
chipsets, the AMD-8132™ HyperTransport™ PCI-X® 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™ component brings
high-performance PCI-X® 2.0 connectivity to AMD Opteron™ processor-based systems
with increased throughput, improved RAS capabilities, robust data management and
enhanced HyperTransport™ 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™ 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.