ASUS To Support Upcoming AMD 64-bit Technology
With New High-Performance Motherboards
TAIPEI, TAIWAN --
World-leading technology solution provider ASUSTeK Computer Inc. today announced motherboards for upcoming AMD Opteron™ and eighth-generation AMD Athlon™ processors.
“As a market-leading motherboard manufacturer, ASUS offers a comprehensive motherboard lineup for the most advanced platforms. ASUS motherboards and AMD Opteron and eighth-generation AMD Athlon processor-based platforms will enable users to realize the benefits of 64-bit technology, while maintaining 32-bit capability,” says Jonathan Tsang, Vice President, ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
ASUS motherboards with eighth-generation AMD Opteron and AMD Athlon processor-based platform support will bring 64-bit processor technology to the mainstream and deliver exceptional features and performance for a wide range of markets. The cutting-edge performance benefits of 64-bit processor technology make ASUS motherboards an exceptional solution for high-end desktops, servers and workstations, while providing investment protection with 32-bit instruction set compatibility. ASUS also offers the largest selection of Socket A AMD Athlon™ and AMD Duron™ processor-based motherboards for performance and mainstream markets.
“The innovative collaboration between AMD and ASUS is a win for PC consumers,” said Rich Heye, vice president platform engineering and infrastructure, AMD. “ASUS motherboards based on the evolutionary technology offered by the eighth-generation AMD processor-based platform can provide an outstanding end-user experience.”
Established in 1989, ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (TSE:2357) is the worlds leading manufacturer of high quality motherboards, notebooks, VGA cards, servers, broadband modems, and optical storage devices. With annual sales of over US$2 Billion and world-class engineering, ASUS provides innovative technology solutions to consumer, corporate and top-tier OEM customers. Company achievements include consecutive rankings in the "Top 100 InfoTech Companies" in 1998,1999, 2000 and 2001 by Businessweek as well as being named the No.1 Taiwan Company in Global Views Monthly's "Info Tech 2000".
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 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).
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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