ABIT Computer Corporation Fully Supports
AMD Opteron™ And Eighth-Generation
AMD Athlon™ Processor-Based Platforms
Taipei, Taiwan, ROC --
ABIT Computer Corporation, a world-class motherboard manufacturer, announced today that it will fully support the eighth-generation AMD Opteron™ and AMD Athlon™ processors. ABIT is currently developing products for AMD’s 64-bit technology platform that is scheduled to hit the market the first half of 2003.
ABIT Computer Corporation has shown strong commitment to the AMD processor product line with its award-winning AMD motherboard series and supports AMD’s entry into the multiprocessor environment. ABIT will support the AMD Opteron and eighth-generation AMD Athlon processors with a team dedicated to develop a full product line for high-performance server and workstation solutions.
AMD’s 64-bit technology will allow enterprise IT leaders to preserve their investment by optimizing 32-bit performance in the near term, and seamlessly migrating to 64-bit applications when they need to. Key AMD Opteron processor innovations such as an integrated memory controller and HyperTransport™ technology will increase overall performance by removing or reducing I/O bottlenecks, increasing bandwidth and reducing latency. The scalability, reliability and compatibility of AMD’s 64-bit technology can provide significant cost savings.
As Calvin Liao, Marketing manager at ABIT Computer Corporation puts it: “We are not just talking about a fantastic step ahead in computing, but also about preserving current investments and cost savings! Our customers are as excited as we are about it.”
“AMD Opteron and eighth-generation AMD Athlon processors and ABIT technologies will provide system performance, stability and reliability for a full range of customers,” said Rich Heye, vice president platform engineering and infrastructure for AMD. “Enterprise customers all the way down to individual consumers or gamers will be able to benefit from optimized 32-bit performance with their current applications, and the ability to migrate to a 64-bit environment as needed.”
ABIT Computer Corporation designs, and sells a complete family of award-winning mainboards and multimedia products that support industry-leading technology and provide leading quality and performance for system integration of computer components supporting a broad range of PC applications, such as for e-commerce, e-business, entertainment and education. Corporate headquarters are located in Taiwan. For more information visit the Company's web site at http://www.abit.com.tw
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, a Fortune 500 and Standard & Poor’s 500 company, 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 $3.9 billion in 2001. (NYSE: AMD).
About the AMD Opteron Processor
The AMD Opteron processor is based on AMD’s eighth-generation processor core, which is planned to mark the introduction of the industry’s first x86-64 technology implementation. This technology is planned to preserve companies’ investments in 32-bit applications while allowing a seamless transition to 64-bit computing as those companies require. The AMD Opteron processor is designed to deliver high-performance server and workstation solutions for today’s most demanding enterprise applications. The processor is designed to be scalable, reliable and compatible, which can result in lower total cost of ownership. Key AMD Opteron processor innovations include an integrated memory controller, which reduces memory bottlenecks, and HyperTransport technology, which increases overall performance by removing or reducing I/O bottlenecks, increasing bandwidth and reducing latency.
AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, AMD Opteron, AMD Athlon and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. HyperTransport is a trademark of the HyperTransport Technology Consortium.
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