AMD Unveils FX-55 & 4000+

AMD today upholds the PC performance crown with the introduction of the AMD Athlon™ 64 FX-55 processor, the worlds ultimate PC processor for enthusiasts and hard-core gamers. The AMD Athlon 64 processor 4000+, also announced today, provides businesses and consumers with world-class performance and enables a more secure computing environment. These new additions to the award-winning AMD Athlon 64 processor family represent the next leap forward in desktop computing, providing exceptional performance on 32-bit applications today, with the ability to migrate to 64-bit applications. The AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 processor and AMD Athlon 64 processor 4000+ are available immediately worldwide. All pricing is in 1,000-unit PIB quantities. The AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 processor is priced at US$ 827. The AMD Athlon 64 processor 4000+ is priced at US$ 729.

AMD today upholds the PC performance crown with the introduction of the AMD
Athlon? 64 FX-55 processor, the worlds ultimate PC processor for enthusiasts and
hard-core gamers. The AMD Athlon 64 processor 4000+, also announced today,
provides businesses and consumers with world-class performance and enables a
more secure computing environment. These new additions to the award-winning AMD
Athlon 64 processor family represent the next leap forward in desktop computing,
providing exceptional performance on 32-bit applications today, with the ability
to migrate to 64-bit applications.

Since the introduction of the AMD Athlon FX processor over a year ago, we have
consistently delivered on our promise to provide the absolute best overall PC
processor you can get. Now in our third release, the AMD Athlon 64 FX processor
is simply the best and remains unmatched in the industry, said Marty Seyer,
corporate vice president and general manager, Microprocessor Business Unit,
Computation Products Group, AMD. With the AMD Athlon FX-55 processor,
performance-hungry gamers and enthusiasts will be able to experience intense
graphics, virtual worlds, high-resolution video and sophisticated artificial
intelligence, providing a computing experience that looks and feels like an
extension of reality.

As the only Windows®-compatible 64-bit PC processors, AMD Athlon 64 processors
are enabling new, cinematic computing experiences. Thomson, world leader in
integrated solutions (technologies, equipment and services) for the media and
entertainment industries and co-inventor of mp3, plans to release an
AMD64-optimised version of their audio industry standard Fraunhofer mp3 encoder.

As consumers continue to embrace the advantages and convenience of managing
their digital music libraries with the mp3 format, Thomson continues to deliver
the most advanced features for their audio needs, said Henri Linde, Vice
President, New Business of the Patent and Licensing unit for Thomson. AMD and
the Fraunhofer Institute did a great job optimising the original mp3 code to
take advantage of the AMD Athlon 64 processor power. We are pleased to make this
code available to our licensees, for the benefit of the end users and the
digital video software community as another vital tool that is readily available
for their migration to 64-bit computing.

To meet the growing demand from gamers and enthusiasts to raise the bar on
high-performance desktop systems, Alienware is among the leading manufacturers
planning to offer AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 processor-based systems.

With a focus on quality, innovation and best-in-class service, Alienware
continues to deliver extreme-performing desktop systems that far exceed the
market norm, said Frank Azor, Senior Vice President, Alienware Worldwide Product
Group. The introduction of the AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 processor into Alienware
systems further confirms Alienwares dedication to excellence and reiterates AMDs
commitment to providing extraordinary performance for todays 32-bit
applications, while offering 64-bit capabilities for the future.

Fujitsu Siemens Computers, the leading European IT provider, will offer the
SCALEO P A4000+, SCALEO T A4000+ and SCALEO X A4000+ series based on the AMD
Athlon 64 processor 4000+.

Fujitsu Siemens Computers offers the SCALEO Home PC Series to open up a new
world of digital entertainment and communication, combining the latest
technology with reliable support, said Herbert Schönebeck, Vice President
Business Unit Consumer, Fujitsu Siemens Computers. Systems based on the AMD
Athlon 64 processor 4000+ deliver breakthrough performance and substantial
customer-centric benefits to meet all desktop needs.

AMD Athlon 64 processors are the first 32- and 64-bit desktop and mobile
processors designed with Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP) capabilities. When
enabled by Microsoft® Windows® XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) or Windows XP Media
Center Edition 2005, EVP offers an additional level of integrated security to
identify and prevent the spread of certain malicious viruses, as well as certain
computer worms and Trojan horses.* AMD Athlon 64 processors also provide
innovative system-level features including CoolnQuiet? technology. An
advancement in PC technology, CoolnQuiet offers efficient performance-on-demand,
enabling an always on PC to run quietly in any room.

Availability and Pricing

The AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 processor and AMD Athlon 64 processor 4000+ are
available immediately worldwide. All pricing is in 1,000-unit PIB quantities.
Systems based on the AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 processor are expected to be available
from the following:

Canada: Canada Computers
Europe: Amitech, Dacco, Fox PC, Komplett, and LEVI.
US: ABS, AFT, Alienware, BOLData, CyberPower, Elite PC, Falcon Northwest,
Hypersonic PC Systems, Mighty Micro, Monarch, mWave, Nor-tech, Now Micro, PC
Club, Polywell, Shuttle, Systemax, Totally Awesome, Velocity Micro, Vicious PC,
Voodoo, ZipZoomfly, and ZT Group.
Systems based on both the AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 processor and AMD Athlon 64
processor 4000+ are expected to be available from the following:
Japan: Aro-system Co., Ltd, Bless Co., Ltd, MCJ Co., Ltd., Sycom Co., Ltd,
Thirdwave K.K., and Tsukumo Co., Ltd.

The AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 processor is priced at US$ 827. The AMD Athlon 64
processor 4000+ is priced at US$ 729. For pricing details, please visit:
http://www.amd.com/pricing

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