AMD today announced the immediate availability of the AMD Athlon 64 FX-57 processor, the world’s ultimate PC processor for enthusiasts and hard-core gamers. Providing unparalleled PC performance on 3D games and intense applications, the new AMD Athlon 64 FX-57 processor allows power-hungry users to experience the next generation of single-threaded games with intense and realistic graphic resolutions. The AMD Athlon 64 FX-57 processor is available immediately worldwide. All pricing is in 1,000-unit PIB quantities. The AMD Athlon 64 FX-57 processor is priced at $ 1031.

As part of an ongoing effort to deliver the industry’s highest-performing PC
technology, AMD today announced the immediate availability of the AMD Athlon 64
FX-57 processor, the world’s ultimate PC processor for enthusiasts and hard-core
gamers. Providing unparalleled PC performance on 3D games and intense
applications, the new AMD Athlon 64 FX-57 processor allows power-hungry users to
experience the next generation of single-threaded games with intense and
realistic graphic resolutions.

“AMD recognizes that today’s games are single-threaded. Users who crave the
absolute best performance on 3D games and extreme applications can experience
realistic physics and lighting, as well as gripping artificial intelligence and
sound, with the single-core AMD Athlon 64 FX-57 processor,” said Bob Brewer,
corporate vice president, Desktop Business, Microprocessor Solutions Sector
(MSS), AMD. “Since the AMD Athlon FX processor was first introduced, AMD has
consistently delivered the absolute best performing PC processor for games. Now
in our fourth iteration, the AMD Athlon 64 FX family of processors continues to
remain unmatched in the industry, designed to provide even the most demanding
gamer with reduced memory latency and increased performance.”

As PC gaming continues to escalate, the award-winning AMD Athlon 64 FX family of
processors consistently outperforms the competition, performing up to 20 percent
faster than competitive products on 3D games. Because today’s games are
single-threaded, 3D gamers who seek to break the limits on application
performance will be best served in the foreseeable future with the incredible
performance of the single-core AMD Athlon 64 FX processor. AMD plans to
introduce a dual-core version of the AMD Athlon 64 FX processor when
multi-threaded software games are available to take advantage of its benefits.

“The AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 processor is the fastest CPU available for running
Half-Life® 2, and the AMD Athlon 64 FX-57 processor will be even faster,” said
Gabe Newell, founder and president of Valve. “I have an AMD Athlon 64 FX-55
processor in my personal gaming system, and I look forwarding to upgrading to
the AMD Athlon 64 FX-57 processor.”

“Gamers, and those pushing the performance envelope on PCs, have clearly seen
AMD continue to deliver the most powerful set of processors in their class,”
said Rob Enderle, principal analyst for The Enderle Group. “The AMD Athlon 64
FX-57 processor is the highest performing single-core processor in the consumer
market and I believe that at least for the next 18 months, it is this
single-core performance that will be most important to the most competitive
players of PC games. With the AMD Athlon 64 FX-57 processor, AMD is, once again,
showcasing that they know and embrace this segment better then anyone else.”

To help satisfy the growing demands from gamers and enthusiasts to raise the bar
on high-performance gaming, Velocity Micro is among the leading manufacturers
planning to offer AMD Athlon 64 FX-57 processor-based systems.

“Velocity Micro understands what gamers want and strives to deliver the ultimate
gaming experience, going above and beyond gamers’ expectations,” said Randy
Copeland, President and CEO, Velocity Micro. “By offering systems based on the
AMD Athlon 64 FX-57 processor, Velocity Micro further confirms our dedication to
deliver gaming PCs optimized for performance with single-threaded games. Our
systems are designed to offer maximum performance with the highest resolution,
bringing the world of games to life.”

For prosumer and digital media enthusiasts, as well as those who run many
software applications simultaneously, AMD recently launched the AMD Athlon™ 64
X2 dual-core processor. Currently available from over 40 system builders
worldwide, this new processor delivers an experience unmatched in the industry.
Designed for desktop and desktop-replacement notebooks, these new dual-core
processors “smash the hourglass” icon by delivering performance improvements of
up to 80 percent on select digital media and productivity applications compared
to single-core AMD Athlon 64 processors.

Availability and Pricing
The AMD Athlon 64 FX-57 processor is available immediately worldwide. All
pricing is in 1,000-unit PIB quantities. Systems based on the AMD Athlon 64
FX-57 processor are expected to be available from the following companies:

  • Europe: Amitech, Atelco, Dacco, Evesham, Fox, Hyrican, Komplett, Levi,
    Mesh, and Scan
  • US and Canada: ABS, AFT, Alienware, Bass, BOXX, Canada Computers,
    Cyberpower, Elite PC, Falcon Northwest, Hypersonic, Micro Center, Might Micro,
    Monarch, Nor-Tech, Now Micro, PC Club, Planet Computers, Polywell, Systemax,
    Totally Awesome, Velocity Micro, Voodoo PC, Zipzoomfly, and ZT Group
  • Japan: Am-system Co., Bless Corporation, and Thirdwave Corporation

The AMD Athlon 64 FX-57 processor is priced at $ 1031. For pricing details,
please visit: http://www.amd.com/pricing