AMD Opteron x52 Series w/ SSE3 & 1Ghz HTT

AMD today announced the latest additions to the award-winning AMD Opteron(TM)
processor family — Models 852 and 252. The new models represent the world’s
highest performing processors for one-way to eight-way x86 servers and
workstations. To enable OEMs and system builders to take advantage of the next
generation of I/O technology, AMD also announced the AMD-8132(TM)
HyperTransport(TM) PCI-X® 2.0 tunnel, scheduled to ship for servers and
workstations this month. The latest addition to the AMD-8000(TM) series of
chipsets, the AMD-8132 tunnel 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 has made significant enhancements to the AMD Opteron processor with these
new models. Performance-enhancing features include support for SSE3 software
instructions as well as an increase in the HyperTransport performance through an
increase in bus frequency, to 1GHz. The AMD Opteron processor Model 852 is
priced at $ 1,514 in 1,000-unit quantities, Model 252 is priced at $ 851 in
1,000-unit quantities. The AMD Opteron processor Model 152, for single-processor
workstations and entry-level servers, is scheduled to be available April 30 and
will be priced at $ 637 in 1,000-unit quantities.

AMD today announced the latest additions to the award-winning AMD Opteron(TM)
processor family — Models 852 and 252. The new models represent the world’s
highest performing processors for one-way to eight-way x86 servers and
workstations.

To enable OEMs and system builders to take advantage of the next generation
of I/O technology, AMD also announced the AMD-8132(TM) HyperTransport(TM) PCI-X®
2.0 tunnel, scheduled to ship for servers and workstations this month. The
latest addition to the AMD-8000(TM) series of chipsets, the AMD-8132 tunnel
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.

"Since the launch of the AMD Opteron processor, AMD has led the industry with
flawless execution on enterprise products and we take great pride in the strong
endorsements from our enterprise customers," said Marty Seyer, corporate vice
president and general manager of the Microprocessor Business Unit, Computation
Products Group, AMD. "These models of the AMD Opteron processor with Direct
Connect Architecture bring the newest level of performance to our customers. The
platforms our partners launched today feature the world’s highest performing 4P
and 2P processors for 32- and 64-bit computing."

AMD has made significant enhancements to the AMD Opteron processor with these
new models. Performance-enhancing features include support for SSE3 software
instructions as well as an increase in the HyperTransport performance through an
increase in bus frequency, to 1GHz.

Server and workstation systems featuring the AMD Opteron processor will soon be
enabled with AMD PowerNow!(TM) technology with Optimized Power Management. "This
technology helps to minimize overall power consumption for enterprise IT and
workstation customers by decreasing strain on datacenter cooling and ventilation
systems," said Seyer.

Industry Support

With the support of more than 300 independent software vendors and open source
software organizations worldwide, representing 1,050 software packages, AMD64
technology has become the industry standard for simultaneous 32-/64-bit
computing. AMD continues to demonstrate growing momentum in the enterprise
market, with more than 40 percent of the Forbes Global 100 companies or their
affiliates now using AMD Opteron processor-based systems. Today, AMD OEM and
system builder partners introduced several new platforms based on the
award-winning processor.

"HP is responding to customer demand for new levels of performance and
price-performance by expanding our ProLiant and Workstation portfolios,
reinforcing our leading position in standards-based computing," said Paul
Miller, vice president of marketing, Industry Standard Servers and BladeSystem,
HP. "Together, with AMD’s delivery of the powerful new AMD Opteron processors
Model 252 and 852, we’re announcing high-performance, dense and power-efficient
ProLiant blade servers. In addition, we are expanding the most-trusted server
family with the ProLiant DL385 and delivering the new HP xw9300 Workstation.
Setting the stage for the next generation of performance, these systems are
designed with dual core in mind, providing our customers with a compelling
choice when it comes to meeting their most demanding x86 performance needs."

"IBM was the first major vendor to offer AMD Opteron processor-based servers.
The high-performance A-Pro IntelliStation and the IBM e326, which has been
designed to support the AMD dual-core specification, both continue to deliver
the performance and flexibility that our customers demand," said Leo Suarez,
vice president, eServer division, IBM Systems and Technology Group. "IBM eServer
technology like Xtended Design Architecture, combined with the latest AMD
Opteron processor models, further enhances our ability to meet customers’
growing need for optimal performance per watt."

"Our x64 (64-bit x86) systems powered by AMD Opteron processors provide our
customers with the highest levels of performance and flexibility, to develop and
deploy applications on virtually any operating system with seamless 32- and
64-bit compatibility," said Lisa Sieker, vice president, Network Systems Group,
Sun Microsystems Inc. "We recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of our
alliance with AMD and will soon be celebrating an extremely successful first
year selling systems based on the AMD Opteron processor. We’ve enjoyed rapid
double-digit growth in these high-volume markets and look forward to continuing
our successful collaboration with AMD."

Sun Microsystems currently has a robust line of AMD Opteron processor-based
systems, including the Sun Java Workstation W1100z, Sun Java Workstation W2100z,
the 2P Sun Fire V20z server and the 4P Sun Fire V40z server. All are designed to
include the newest AMD Opteron processors.

As the latest solution provider to offer AMD Opteron processor-based servers,
Egenera today announced two-way and four-way Processing Blade configurations for
the Egenera BladeFrame system — a new computing architecture that simplifies
the datacenter and reduces operational complexity to support a highly responsive
business.

Pricing and Availability

The AMD Opteron processor Models 852 and 252 will be available to partners
within 30 days. Volume server solutions based on the AMD Opteron processor
Models 852 and 252 are expected to be available this quarter. The AMD Opteron
processor Model 852 is priced at $ 1,514 in 1,000-unit quantities, Model 252 is
priced at $ 851 in 1,000-unit quantities. The AMD Opteron processor Model 152,
for single-processor workstations and entry-level servers, is scheduled to be
available April 30 and will be priced at $ 637 in 1,000-unit quantities. For
additional pricing information, please see
www.amd.com/pricing

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