AMD Athlon(TM) II Processors Pair with AMD Desktop Platforms to Deliver Enhanced Value for Multi-Core and Low-Power PCs

AMD extends mainstream processor family, offers consumers an affordable experience fully optimized for Microsoft® Windows® 7 and the latest sleek desktop designs[1]

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- AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced several new AMD Athlon(TM) II processors that offer outstanding performance and low power consumption, while enabling sleek desktop PC designs and attractive price points.

- In addition to the standard power processors, the full AMD Athlon II processor family now delivers high-performance, low-power dual-, triple- and quad-core processors to meet a range of computing needs. This variety and value enables OEMs and system builders to develop compelling PC solutions that address the market shift to power efficient, innovative PC designs optimized for Windows 7.1

- As PCs become increasingly affordable, many households are investing in second and third PCs to perform specific roles for individual family members. With the consumption of multimedia such as video and gaming - both online and offline - continuing to rise, AMD's Mainstream Desktop Platforms enable a superior visual experience for consumers.

- AMD low power desktop solutions help leading OEMs such as Acer, Dell, HP and Lenovo design PCs with low energy consumption, reduced heat and noise, all in sleeker consumer devices.

- The AMD Athlon II processor family delivers a superior competitive value for mainstream consumers in productivity, HD video,[2] slideshow, and 3D gaming tasks.

* The AMD Athlon(TM) II X2 240e processor performs up to 70 percent better in media and entertainment benchmarks[3] and delivers a processor cost saving of over $40[4] when compared to the Intel Core 2 Duo E7400, and enables a range of unique All-in-One and small form factor chassis.

* With its additional cores, the AMD Athlon II X3 435 processor delivers processor cost savings of over $100[5] while providing up to 75 percent better media and entertainment performance when compared to the Intel Core 2 Duo E8500.[6]

Resources

- Get more information and detail on these new processors and platform from the press kit: http://blogs.amd.com/unprocessed/amd-athlon-ii-processor-update-press-kit/

- Follow AMD Desktop news on Twitter at @AMDDesktop

[1] Windows® 7 capable PC configuration required for full Windows® 7 experience.

[2] HD capable monitor required.

[3] Based on AMD internal testing as of 10/01/09, the AMD Athlon II X2 240e processor-based system performed 20% better on Windows Movie Maker, and 77% better in 3DMark® Vantage, than a system based on Intel Core 2 E7400. Results are normalized to the Core 2 Duo 7400. AMD configuration: M4A78T-E motherboard, ATI Radeon(TM) HD 3300 GPU, 4GB DDR3-1066, Windows Vista® 64 Ultimate. INTEL configuration: DG45ID motherboard, G45 Express; 4GB DDR2-1066; Windows Vista® 64 Ultimate. Windows Movie Maker renders a photo slide show as an AVI from a dataset of 97 1600x1066 JPEG images. Captured data is elapsed time in seconds. 3DMark Vantage overall results are measured in Marks.

[4] Intel pricing of $119 based on newegg.com as of October 7, 2009 while AMD pricing of $77 based on expected AMD 1ku pricing at time of launch.

[5] Intel pricing of $190 based on newegg.com as of October 7, 2009 while AMD pricing of $87 based on expected 1ku price at time of launch.

[6] Based on AMD internal testing as of 10/01/09, the AMD Athlon II X3 435 processor-based system performed 34% better on Windows Movie Maker, and 76% better in 3DMark® Vantage, than a system based on Intel Core 2 Duo E8500. Results are normalized to the Core 2 Duo E8500. AMD configuration: M4A78T-E motherboard, ATI Radeon(TM) HD 3300 GPU, 4GB DDR3-1066, Windows Vista® 64 Ultimate. INTEL configuration: DG45ID motherboard, G45 Express; 4GB DDR2-1066; Windows Vista® 64 Ultimate. Windows Movie Maker renders a photo slide show as an AVI from a dataset of 97 1600x1066 JPEG images. Captured data is elapsed time in seconds. 3DMark Vantage overall results are measured in Marks.
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