AMD today announced three new models in the Dual-Core AMD Opteron™ processor family, delivering the world’s highest performance for one-way to eight-way x86 servers and workstations. The Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor Model 880 for up to eight-way, 16-core enterprise-class servers and Model 280 for high performance dual-processor workstations and servers are immediately available. Model 180 for one-processor, two-core servers and workstations is expected to be available within 30 days. The Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor Model 880 is priced at $ 2,649 in 1,000-unit quantities and the Model 280 is priced at $ 1,299 in 1,000-unit quantities. The Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor Model 180, for single-processor workstations and servers, is scheduled to be available within 30 days and will be priced at $ 799 in 1,000-unit quantities.

AMD today announced three new models in the Dual-Core AMD Opteron™ processor
family, delivering the world’s highest performance for one-way to eight-way x86
servers and workstations.

The Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor Model 880 for up to eight-way, 16-core
enterprise-class servers and Model 280 for high performance dual-processor
workstations and servers are immediately available. Model 180 for one-processor,
two-core servers and workstations is expected to be available within 30 days.

“Introducing the next Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor models less than five
months after launching the initial Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors shows
undeniable technological leadership,” said Marty Seyer, corporate vice
president, Commercial Business and Performance Computing, AMD. “In terms of
performance-per-watt, nothing can touch the Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor. It
represents a potential annual savings of $ 50,000 for a datacenter with 500
two-way systems.”

Intel has yet to accept AMD’s Aug. 23, 2005 challenge to a Dual-Core Duel to
evaluate workloads and power consumption. AMD’s duel would be a live, public
performance evaluation between server platforms based on the highest-performing
Dual-Core AMD Opteron™ 800 Series or 200 Series processors and the corresponding
Intel x86 server processors that are commercially available in volume.

Performance-per-watt leadership
In addition to offering true dual-core technology, the AMD Opteron processor
alone delivers a significant savings for enterprise datacenters. Dual-Core AMD
Opteron processors offer significant performance gains while operating in the
same power and cooling infrastructure as single-core processors. This can allow
fewer servers to do the job of many, helping lower operating costs. In addition,
AMD PowerNow!™ technology with Optimized Power Management can increase that
savings because it enables servers and workstations to dynamically power down
processors, based on usage. AMD PowerNow! technology can reduce CPU power
consumption by 75 percent during idle time, decreasing the strain on datacenter
cooling and ventilation systems and helping minimize overall power consumption
for enterprise IT and workstation customers.

Industry support
The AMD64 processor platform is a gold standard for 64-bit computing, earning
the support of more than 1,300 applications from more than 300 independent
software vendors and open-source software organizations. These same software
applications can support AMD64 dual-core processors with a simple BIOS upgrade
and no substantial code changes. In addition, the industry’s leading operating
systems—Windows 64-bit editions, the Solaris 10 Operating System and Linux
dual-core-compatible operating systems—are all optimized for AMD64 dual-core
technology.

Today, the industry’s leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) announced
support for the latest Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors.

HP added the new Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors across its extensive portfolio
of AMD Opteron processor-based ProLiant servers and workstations. Model 880 will
add to the record-breaking performance of the four-processor/eight-core HP
ProLiant DL 585 and BL45p while Model 280 will offer customers performance
increases in the two-processor/four-core ProLiant DL385 and DL145 G2, plus the
BL25p and BL35p server blades. HP will also match Model 280 with the
performance-class HP xw9300 workstation that features multi-processing
capabilities and support for dual PCI-Express x16 graphics. Dual-Core AMD
Opteron processors bring the power of four processors to HP’s xw9300 workstation
for scientists, engineers, designers and digital artists who demand extreme
graphical and visualization performance.

“The new Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors are a welcome addition to our
industry-leading servers,” said James Mouton, senior vice president and general
manager, Industry Standard Servers, HP. “AMD64 dual-core technology enables us
to deliver the power, performance and efficiency our customers have come to
expect from HP solutions.”

Sun Microsystems is the first OEM to design and develop systems with the
Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor SE Model 280, and will be shipping servers
equipped with these highest-performing x64 processors next month. On Sept. 12,
Sun launched new industry-standard additions to the Sun Fire x64 server family
that are multi-core available, including the enterprise-class four-way Sun Fire
X4200 and Sun Fire X4100 servers, and one- and two-way Sun Fire X2100 servers.

“We designed the Sun Fire X4000 series specifically to deliver the highest
performance in an enterprise-class 1U and 2U chassis, with complete remote
management capabilities and flexibility to run just about any operating system,”
said Lisa Sieker, vice president of marketing, Network Systems Group, Sun
Microsystems, Inc. “Our newest Sun Fire x64 servers powered with the Dual-Core
AMD Opteron processor are optimized for AMD64 technology in order to provide
industry-standard x64 systems that set new standards for performance,
reliability and energy efficiency for our customers and partners.”

Pricing and Availability
The Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor Model 880 is priced at $ 2,649 in 1,000-unit
quantities and the Model 280 is priced at $ 1,299 in 1,000-unit quantities. The
Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor Model 180, for single-processor workstations and
servers, is scheduled to be available within 30 days and will be priced at $ 799
in 1,000-unit quantities. With the addition of the new Dual-Core AMD Opteron
processor models, the prices of two dual-core processor models within each
series overlap with current single-core processors, making the shift to
dual-core technology an easy decision for customers. For additional pricing
information, please see www.amd.com/pricing