AMD Athlon 64 FX-51 Processor Named `Gaming Rig of the Year' by Computer Gaming World Editors

January 9, 2004 at 1:42 PM EST

LAS VEGAS, Jan 9, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- AMD (NYSE:AMD) announced today that the AMD Athlon(tm) 64 FX-51 processor was voted "Gaming Rig of the Year" for 2003 by the editors of Computer Gaming World, a Ziff Davis Media Game Group publication.

This award was announced at the International Consumer Electronics Show as part of the first ever Ziff Davis Media Game Group's 1UP Awards for the best video and PC games.

Custom-made for performance-hungry users like gamers and other PC enthusiasts, the AMD Athlon 64 FX-51 processor is the most technically advanced PC processor on the market today. Based on AMD64 technology, the AMD Athlon 64 FX-51 processor is designed to offer industry-leading 32-bit performance today with the capability to bridge to 64-bit computing.

"The editors of Computer Gaming World demand more from their computer systems because they know their readers do," said Marty Seyer, vice president and general manager, Microprocessor Business Unit, AMD. "This award means the AMD Athlon 64 FX-51 processor delivers what these tech-savvy users crave -- unbeatable 32-bit performance and amazing 64-bit power from AMD64 technology."

"AMD has debunked the megahertz myth with the AMD Athlon 64 FX-51 processor," said William O'Neal, technical editor, Computer Gaming World. "They're giving gamers a processor that can outperform the competition in most games. In this year's ultimate gaming machine stories the top contenders all shipped AMD Athlon 64 FX-51 processor-powered rigs."

AMD launched the AMD Athlon 64 processors in September 2003. The AMD64 technology and the AMD Athlon 64 processors based on it have garnered numerous industry awards for technical innovation.

About AMD64 Technology

The AMD64 technology follows the evolutionary path of the industry-standard x86 architecture, allowing development of a unified 64-bit computing infrastructure designed to be fully compatible with the pervasive x86 architecture. AMD64 technology allows customers to protect their investments by continuing to use their 32-bit software until they decide to implement 64-bit software.

About AMD

AMD (NYSE:AMD) designs and produces microprocessors, Flash memory devices and system-on-chip solutions for the computer, communications and consumer electronics industries. AMD is dedicated to helping its customers deliver standards-based, customer-focused solutions for technology users, ranging from enterprises to government agencies and individual consumers. Founded in 1969, AMD is a Standard & Poor's 500 company with global operations and manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan and Asia.

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