Date : 2001-03-26

HANNOVER, GERMANY-MARCH 22, 2001-At CeBIT, AMD today announced its continued
industry leadership position by introducing the 1.33GHz and 1.3GHz AMD
Athlon(tm) processors. The 1.33GHz AMD Athlon processor-based platforms with
Double Data Rate (DDR) memory outperform the Intel PentiumŪ 4
processor-based platforms by up to 40 percent on a variety of benchmarks,
including video encoding, audio, video and image editing, and 3D modeling
and animation.

Systems featuring AMD\'s newest processors are available now from leading
U.S. manufacturers such as Compaq Computer Corp., Hewlett-Packard Company
and micronpc.com, as well as from top manufacturers abroad, including
German-based MAXDATA.

"With its innovative and intelligent core design, systems based on the
AMD Athlon processor and DDR memory continue to surpass all competitive PC
processor systems in overall performance," said Dirk Meyer, group vice
president for

AMD\'s Computation Products Group. "The 1.33GHz AMD Athlon processor, in
conjunction with DDR memory technology, provides performance unrivaled by
any Intel Pentium 4 processor-based platform available in the market today."

"With this addition to the Presario 7000Z family, consumers will discover
thrilling overall system performance. The powerful combination of the
AMD Athlon processor and DDR memory offers unheralded levels of performance
for power users who demand a realistic 3D experience, cutting-edge broadband
technologies like streaming audio and video, and the ability to quickly
create and edit professional quality videos," said Mark Vena, director, CTO
Desktop Product Marketing, Compaq Consumer Group.

AMD continues to build on its success in the consumer desktop market.
Leveraging this success, the AMD Athlon processor has recently been selected
to power commercial desktops from leading manufacturers - like Micron and
MAXDATA - and is being used by top-level customers such as the Italian

"MAXDATA\'s enterprise customers are continually looking for ways to increase
their employees\' productivity levels. Our Fortune systems featuring the
AMD Athlon processor are designed to meet that expectation, while also
giving a sense of security that a rock-solid and compatible platform
provides," said Juergen Werneke, director, Product Management, MAXDATA
Computer GmbH & Co. KG.

Digital video editing applications realize excellent performance gains under
the 1.33GHz AMD Athlon processor, as affirmed by companies such as Ulead and
Sonic Foundry.

"We have found the 1.33GHz AMD Athlon processor backed with DDR memory to be
a high-performance platform for digital video editing," said J. Scott
Huston, director of Marketing at Ulead Systems, Inc. "Using this AMD Athlon
processor with Ulead VideoStudio 5.0 yielded outstanding results in quickly
rendering overlays, applying video filter effects and editing MPEG-2 video

"After testing and benchmarking in the Sonic Foundry test labs, we found the
1.33GHz AMD Athlon processor together with DDR memory to be an excellent
platform for digital video, especially when used in conjunction with our
Sonic Foundry Vegas

Video software," said Michael Bryant, director of Training and Consulting at
Sonic Foundry. "Specifically, we found the AMD Athlon processor-based system
with DDR memory to be visually better than a dual-processor-based 850MHz
system, in that fewer frames were dropped and special effect transitions
combining two digital video sources could be played at a higher resolution."

With the launch of the 1.33GHz and 1.3GHz AMD Athlon processors and the
growth of a long-lasting, stable infrastructure for AMD Socket A processors,
AMD continues to take advantage of new technology, like DDR memory. In
October 2000, AMD launched the AMD-760(tm) chipset, the world\'s first
commercially available DDR chipset for the PC platform. Since then,
infrastructure for DDR has grown to include more than 50 different
motherboards, either available or in development, based on four different
chipsets from four different manufacturers, including AMD.

The 1.33GHz and 1.3GHz AMD Athlon processors are based on the Socket A
infrastructure, giving commercial customers a stable and reliable platform
to design standardized software images, lowering the total cost of ownership
and setting the standard for unparalleled business productivity. Designed to
provide tangible performance benefits for users who create digital content,
perform engineering or scientific simulations, use 3D modeling, animation,
and rendering applications, or carry out complex financial analysis, the
1.33GHz and 1.3GHz AMD Athlon processors give you the all-day, everyday
computing power you need.


The 1.33GHz AMD Athlon processor, featuring a 266MHz front side bus, is
priced at $350 in 1,000-unit quantities. The 1.3GHz AMD Athlon processor,
featuring a 200MHz front side bus, is priced at $318 in 1,000-unit
quantities. For more information on AMD Athlon processor pricing, please

AMD Athlon(tm) Processor Awards

The AMD Athlon processor has won more than 70 awards worldwide. For a
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About the AMD Athlon Processor
The AMD Athlon processor is an x86-compatible, seventh-generation design
featuring a superpipelined, nine-issue superscalar microarchitecture
optimized for high clock frequency; the industry\'s first fully pipelined,
superscalar floating point unit for x86 platforms; high-performance cache
architecture, now featuring 384KB of total on-chip cache (256KB of on-chip
level (L2) cache and 128KB of on-chip level (L1) cache); enhanced 3DNow!(tm)
technology with 24 additional instructions designed to improve integer math
calculations, data movement for Internet streaming, and DSP communications.
The AMD Athlon processor features either a 266MHz Front Side Bus (FSB) or a
200MHz FSB based on the Alpha(tm) EV6 bus protocol. AMD Athlon processors
are manufactured using AMD\'s 0.18-micron process technology in Fab 25 in
Austin, Texas and AMD\'s 0.18 micron copper process technology in Fab 30 in
Dresden, Germany.

About AMD

AMD is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and
networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing facilities
in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. AMD produces microprocessors,
flash memory devices, and support circuitry for communications and
networking applications. Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California,
AMD had revenues of $4.6 billion in 2000. (NYSE: AMD).

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