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

Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:01am EDT

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AMD Extends Mainstream Processor Family, Offers Consumers an Affordable
Experience Fully Optimized for Microsoft Windows 7 and the Latest Sleek Desktop
Designs1
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
AMD (NYSE:AMD):

* AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced several new AMD Athlon 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 II X2 240e processor performs up to 70 percent better in media
and entertainment benchmarks3 and delivers a processor cost saving of over $404
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 $1005 while providing up to 75 percent better
media and entertainment performance when compared to the Intel Core 2 Duo
E8500.6

       CPU Name                     TDP         Frequency        1ku Price  
       AMD Athlon II X4 605e        45 W        2.3 GHz          $143       
       AMD Athlon II X4 600e        45 W        2.2 GHz          $133       
       AMD Athlon II X3 435         95 W        2.9 GHz          $87        
       AMD Athlon II X3 425         95 W        2.7 GHz          $76        
       AMD Athlon II X3 405e        45 W        2.3 GHz          $102       
       AMD Athlon II X3 400e        45 W        2.2 GHz          $97        
       AMD Athlon II X2 240e        45 W        2.8 GHz          $77        
       AMD Athlon II X2 235e        45 W        2.7 GHz          $69        


Resources

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press kit
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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 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 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.

AMD Public Relations
Matt Davis, 512-602-2808
matt.davis@amd.com

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