Delivering on its commitment to industry-leading datacenter performance and performance-per-watt, AMD today announced availability of new AMD Opteron™ processor models in both highly efficient (68 watt) and mainstream (95 watt) thermal envelopes. AMD has expanded the breadth of its low-power solutions with AMD Opteron processor Models 1218 HE, 2218 HE and 8218 HE. All of the new processors feature AMD PowerNow!™ technology. They are priced at $ 545, $ 698 and $ 1514 respectively.

Delivering on its commitment to industry-leading datacenter performance and
performance-per-watt, AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced availability of new AMD
Opteron™ processor models in both highly efficient (68 watt) and mainstream (95
watt) thermal envelopes.

Highest Energy Efficiency

AMD has expanded the breadth of its low-power solutions with AMD Opteron
processor Models 1218 HE, 2218 HE and 8218 HE. Designed to offer
industry-leading performance-per-watt at only 68-watt maximum thermal design
power, these processors are ideal for energy-conscious customers looking to
reduce power and cooling bills and to achieve greater density in the datacenter.
AMD Opteron HE processor models now include three 1000 Series models, bringing
the benefits of reduced thermals over previous AMD Opteron 1000 Series
processors to entry-level server customers while preserving the enterprise
reliability they value.

All of the new processors feature AMD PowerNow!™ technology which is designed
for reduced system level energy consumption, with multiple levels of lower clock
speed and voltage states that can reduce processor power consumption by as much
as 75 percent during idle times.

“Datacenter managers often tell me how important power management technology is
for staying within their energy budgets,” said Jonathan Koomey, consulting
professor at Stanford University and one of the world’s foremost experts on
electricity use in datacenters. “Having the ability to significantly reduce
power at idle times is increasingly critical, particularly for datacenters that
have extreme fluctuations in workloads from peak to off-peak times.”

Industry-leading Performance in a Non-disruptive Platform

The scalability and efficiency of the unique AMD Direct Connect Architecture
deliver an overall performance advantage over the competition’s dual-core two-
and four-socket offerings and enable systems to draw less power. Top-performing
AMD Opteron processor Models 2220 and 8220 (2.8 GHz) are now immediately
available in the 95-watt maximum thermal design power. These new processors,
along with AMD Opteron processor Model 1220, are designed to offer leading-edge
performance-per-watt and price-performance for mainstream server and workstation
customers.

The latest AMD Opteron processors, part of the industry’s most stable roadmap,
will complement and are designed to enable a seamless upgrade path to AMD’s
native quad-core processors, codenamed “Barcelona.” These processors are
expected to feature substantial core enhancements in mid-2007 and to offer a
40-percent performance advantage over the competition’s quad-core offerings, all
based on the same infrastructure and thermal envelopes customers depend on
today.

“With our design leadership focused on performance and performance-per-watt, it
is clear that AMD is the smart choice for IT professionals and datacenter
managers today and tomorrow,” said Randy Allen, corporate vice president, Server
and Workstation Division, AMD. “This long-term approach means our OEM and system
builder partners benefit from a consistent and common architecture that scales
to meet changing customer needs and escalating demands on quad-core ready
platforms today. AMD can provide IT professionals what they truly need: reduced
total cost of ownership (TCO) and platform stability that is second to none.”

STRATO AG, one of the market leaders among European Internet service providers,
recognizes the TCO and performance-per-watt advantages offered by AMD and has
standardized its high-performance computing centers for hosting and other Web
services on the AMD Opteron HE processors.

“As one of Europe’s leading Web hosting providers, STRATO relies on AMD Opteron
HE processors to deliver optimal energy-efficiency and unbeatable
performance-per-watt. The latest high-performance, yet energy-efficient
dual-core processors from AMD can significantly improve the price-performance
ratio of STRATO’s servers,” explains Markus Schrodt, member of the STRATO AG
Managing Board. “With more than 20,000 rental servers for small- and
medium-sized businesses, STRATO with the help of AMD, is able to successfully
combine reduction of energy costs – a critical survival factor for businesses -
with environmental responsibility.”

Widespread Hardware Partner Support

Global tier one server providers Dell, Inc., Fujitsu Siemens Computers, HP, IBM
and Sun Microsystems plan to incorporate the new AMD Opteron processors into
their platforms, along with leading platform providers such as Appro
International, Cray, Rackable Systems and Verari Systems.

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