AMD-Sponsored Film Contest

AMD today announced its sponsorship of "The 64 Second Film Contest,"
providing digital media enthusiasts an opportunity to invent and share digital
creations defining the concept of "Waitlessness" in 64 seconds. AMD Athlon(TM)
64 X2 dual-core processors "shatter the hourglass," taking content creation and
multimedia performance to an all new level. With the help of AMD64 multi-core
technology, digital content creators can create more and spend less time waiting
for their computers to render videos and perform other multimedia tasks. Winners
will be chosen through a combination of online voting and judging with
DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. Online submissions will be accepted beginning Oct.
10, 2005 at www.64seconds.com.

AMD today announced its sponsorship of "The 64 Second Film Contest,"
providing digital media enthusiasts an opportunity to invent and share digital
creations defining the concept of "Waitlessness" in 64 seconds. AMD Athlon(TM)
64 X2 dual-core processors "shatter the hourglass," taking content creation and
multimedia performance to an all new level. With the help of AMD64 multi-core
technology, digital content creators can create more and spend less time waiting
for their computers to render videos and perform other multimedia tasks. Winners
will be chosen through a combination of online voting and judging with
DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. Online submissions will be accepted beginning Oct.
10, 2005 at www.64seconds.com.

"AMD is committed to encouraging innovation and creativity in the digital media
community," said Bob Brewer, corporate vice president, Desktop Business,
Microprocessor Solutions Sector (MSS), AMD. "Through this contest, we not only
want to offer contestants a chance at the grand prize, but also provide a forum
for them to share and showcase their digital masterpieces. We’re looking forward
to working with a talented crowd of digital media enthusiasts and viewing some
truly stunning entries."

AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processors, designed for desktop PCs, can improve
overall digital media performance over similar single-core processors by an
average of 34 percent, with performance improvements over 80 percent on certain
benchmarks. Now power-hungry digital media experts can usher in the next
generation of digital media software with amazing, high-definition video
rendering and editing, digital-content creation, imaging, and audio mixing.

The top 28 finalists will be selected by popular vote via an online ballot box
at the contest’s official web site, www.64seconds.com. The top three winners
will then be selected by a panel of judges including Daniel Gregoire, CEO and
president of Halon Entertainment, a company specializing in digital effects for
major films. Gregoire’s credits include blockbuster films like "Star Wars:
Episode III, Revenge of the Sith" and "War of the Worlds." Judging criteria
includes creativity, originality, technical excellence, and the best expression
of the concept of "Waitlessness."

The grand prize winner will receive a package including an editing studio with
furniture, an AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor-based digital video/audio
"Dream System" with peripherals, and powerful editing software. The grand prize
winner also will receive an all-expense-paid trip for two to California, with a
tour of DreamWorks Animation studios that includes meeting an animation artist,
a special pre-screening (sneak preview) of an upcoming movie, a private
screening of his or her contest submission, and a signed sketch of a DreamWorks
character.

"DreamWorks Animation SKG is dedicated to encouraging up and coming artists to
express their talent and push the limits of creativity using cutting-edge
technology," said Ed Leonard, chief technology officer, DreamWorks Animation SKG.
"AMD64 technology is enabling the creative ambition of digital media buffs and
professionals alike and DreamWorks is proud to team up with AMD in providing
this opportunity for aspiring story tellers."

In addition to the grand prize package, finalists will be awarded as follows:

The first prize winner will receive:

An editing studio with furniture
An AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor-based "Dream System"
The second prize winner will receive:

An AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor-based "Dream System"
The other 25 finalists will receive packages that include:

An AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor
DreamWorks movie passes and DVD Collection
AMD-branded T-shirt and hat.

Please visit www.64seconds.com for detailed contest rules and prize
information.

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