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 10.01.2006   AMD Releases The Athlon 64 FX-60 Dual-Core Processor
 

SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- January 10, 2006 --As part of AMD’s ongoing commitment to deliver the industry’s highest-performing PC technology, AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the immediate availability of the AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 dual-core processor, the world’s ultimate processor for PC enthusiasts. Providing exceptional PC performance on games, digital media and intense applications, the new AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 dual-core processor will allow enthusiasts to experience the next generation of multi-core supported games and applications using AMD’s most powerful PC processor ever released.

“As more and more games and applications support multi-core environments, PC enthusiasts can experience the true advantages delivered by the AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 dual-core processor,” said Bob Brewer, corporate vice president, Desktop Division, Microprocessor Solutions Sector, AMD. “Those who crave ultimate performance on 3D games and intense digital media applications can experience realistic physics and lighting, advanced artificial intelligence and amazing performance on digital media applications with the first dual-core AMD Athlon 64 FX processor. The AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 dual-core processor is designed to deliver the ultimate in performance for our customers who demand nothing short of the best.”

As requirements for high performance in PC games and digital media content continue to escalate, independent reviews have shown that AMD Athlon 64 dual-core processors outshine the competition. The AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 dual-core processor takes its place as the highest performing dual-core consumer processor from AMD, and shows an average 34 percent improvement on overall digital media performance and an eye-popping 80 percent faster performance on certain benchmarks over similar single-core processors.

Velocity Micro is among the first computer manufacturers to address the growing demands of gamers and enthusiasts with a high-performance PC system powered by an AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 dual-core processor. North American retail outlet Best Buy is featuring Velocity Micro’s new Gamers’ Edge DualX T1425.

“Velocity Micro caters to the needs of enthusiasts and gamers, and makes every effort to offer the ultimate gaming experience,” said Randy Copeland, president and CEO, Velocity Micro. “For the first time ever, Best Buy is offering flagship Velocity Micro systems based on the AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 dual-core processor, which verifies our dedication to delivering gaming PCs optimized for ultimate PC performance. Our systems, which utilize the AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 dual-core processor, are designed to offer ultimate performance with the highest resolution and detail, bringing games to life.”

“As a qualification associate for the AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 processor, ATI has ensured that the millions of Radeon Xpress chipsets work flawlessly with this powerful new processor, enabling solutions that exceed the expectations of even the most demanding customers,” said Rick Bergman, senior vice president, PC Business Unit, ATI Technologies Inc. “With ATI’s dual-core driver support, industry-leading graphics cards and Crossfire solutions, end users can fully leverage the multi-tasking capabilities of the AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 dual-core processor in a variety of critical applications, including gaming, content creation and digital video for The Ultimate Visual Experience.”

“We believe the AMD Athlon 64 FX-57 processor and the AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 dual-core processor are the fastest processors available for PCs today,” said Drew Henry, general manager of MCP business at NVIDIA. “With our powerful SLI technology combined with engineered dual-core drivers designed to increase overall performance on our award-winning GeForce and NVIDIA nForce products, the AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 dual-core processor enables enthusiasts to experience gaming performance that was only available for those with access to high-end military-style simulators just a few years ago.”

Incorporating AMD's most advanced processor technology, the AMD Athlon 64 FX processor line features the first Windows-compatible 64-bit PC processor designed specifically for PC enthusiasts. The AMD Athlon 64 FX processor enables enthusiasts to immerse themselves in their digital world. They can play games with realistic physics, lighting and sound previously only reserved for the world of simulations, or create and manipulate digital media like a pro. The AMD Athlon 64 FX processor brings the next generation of digital media and games to life.

Availability and Pricing
The AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 dual-core processor is available immediately worldwide. The AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 processor is priced at $1,031 in 1,000-unit PIB quantities. For pricing details, please visit: www.amd.com/pricing.

Systems based on the AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 dual-core processor are expected to be available from the following companies worldwide:

  • Europe: Evesham and Mesh.
  • North America: ABS, Alienware, CyberPower, Falcon Northwest, Hypersonic, iBuyPower (AFT), Might Micro, Mighty Micro, Monarch, Overdrive PC, Polywell, Velocity Micro, Voodoo PC, XI Computer, Zipzoomfly, and ZT Group.




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