AMD today announced the expansion of AMD Validated Solutions (AVS) to include four new platforms based on the new AMD 690G chipset. This expansion brings the total number of platforms available through AVS to eight. The new motherboards are based on the AMD 690G chipset with ATI Radeon X1250 graphics. The motherboards, which adhere to the AVS 15-month stability requirement, are designed to provide the ultimate Windows Vista Premium/Business experience.

AMD today announced the expansion of AMD Validated Solutions (AVS) to include
four new platforms based on the new AMD 690G chipset. This expansion brings the
total number of platforms available through AVS to eight. Incorporating 3D
graphics and optimized for the full-featured versions of the Windows Vista(TM)
operating system including the Aero interface(1), the new motherboards can help
AMD channel partners to quickly and affordably create differentiated,
industry-leading commercial desktop solutions with the confidence of longevity,
validation and support.

As part of the evolution of AVS, the four new AVS-validated and supported
motherboards join four existing platforms that combine to offer unprecedented
choice in building commercial desktop systems. The new motherboards are based on
the recently-introduced AMD 690G chipset–AMD’s first chipset with the
industry-leading features of ATI Radeon(TM) X1250 graphics. The motherboards,
which adhere to the AVS 15-month stability requirement, are designed to provide
the ultimate Windows Vista Premium/Business experience.

"The ongoing mission of the AVS program is to offer our channel partners a
choice of leading-edge platform options, and today’s news marks a major
milestone in this endeavor," said Ben Williams, vice president, Commercial
Strategy and Solutions, AMD. "We’ve removed much of the guesswork and time of
building, selling and supporting commercial desktop computers based on AMD64
technology by providing AMD validated and tested platforms from four leading
vendors."

Motherboard providers Asus International, EliteGroup Computer Systems (ECS),
Micro-Star International (MSI), as well as new participant Gigabyte Technology,
now offer AVS commercial desktop platforms to the channel. The new platforms
join four existing AVS–socket AM2 motherboards leveraging the AVS commercial
stable infrastructure–to offer system builders flexibility in design with the
confidence of longevity.

Members of the AMD Solution Provider Program receive the benefits of AVS,
including:

  • Telephone technical support for AVS motherboards
  • Motherboard return service
  • Access to the online Solution Provider Support site 24 x 7

"EQUUS Computer Systems commends AMD for helping us accelerate our time to
market with commercial desktop solutions based on the latest AMD64 technology
through AMD Validated Solutions," said Joe Toste, vice president, Sales and
Marketing for EQUUS Computer Systems. "A one-stop, comprehensive experience for
service and support further reduces barriers to the market and aids our ability
to offer differentiated solutions that address our customers’ desire for
simplified PC management in their businesses."

AMD 690 Series chipsets are designed to deliver a rich Windows Vista Premium
experience, handling the Aero user interface and demanding workloads with ease.
Delivering a highly stable and reliable experience for commercial use,
businesses have the peace of mind of a highly capable platform. Coupled with the
latest AMD processors, the AMD 690 Series chipsets offer an exceptional
experience in today’s graphics and video applications on an integrated platform.
For the first time ever on an AMD chipset, the AMD 690 Series features ATI
Avivo(TM) technology for the most vibrant images and smoothest video playback
for multimedia applications for the office.

With more display choices than ever before, the AMD 690 Series is the first
chipset with integrated HDMI and an integrated DVI output, making the AMD 690
chipset the platform of choice for commercial applications.

For more information, visit
www.amd.com/validated