Matrox Graphics announces support for upcoming
AMD Opteron™ and AMD Athlon™ processors based on Hammer technology
Montreal, Canada --
Matrox Graphics Inc., the leading professional graphics company, today announced that it will support the upcoming AMD Opteron™ and AMD Athlon™ processors and provide driver support for AMD’s x86-64 technology.
Consistently improving PC standards, AMD is expected to once again take PC processing to the next level with their next-generation platforms. The upcoming eighth-generation AMD processors are designed to provide additional host performance for graphics applications in both 32-bit and 64-bit environments. Matrox will support AMD Opteron and AMD Athlon processor-based platforms, continuing to enable the benefits of Matrox’s innovative graphics technology on cutting edge platforms.
“We are extremely pleased to announce our plans to support the upcoming AMD Opteron and AMD Athlon processors based on Hammer technology and AMD’s x86-64 technology,” said Kamran Ahmed, senior manager, technical marketing and product management, Matrox Graphics Inc. “The combination of high performance platforms with Matrox’s consistently innovative graphics technology will give consumers an impressive solution for both business and home.”
“X86-64 technology will enable systems using AMD and Matrox technologies to optimize current 32-bit performance, and allow seamless migration to 64-bit computing environments,” said Rich Heye, vice president platform engineering and infrastructure, Computation Products Group, AMD. “Customers save time and resources by being able to support run and support both 32-bit and 64-bit applications in the same environment”
Matrox Graphics Inc. is the only graphics chip designer and graphics card manufacturer who draws on 25 years of industry experience to provide customers with state-of-the-art 2D, 3D and digital video acceleration, vibrant image quality and real-world functionality. A quality and innovation leader, Matrox has been recognized with over 1,000 international awards for the Millennium, Marvel, Productiva and Mystique product lines. Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Matrox is a privately held company with international offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Information about Matrox products, drivers, technical support and more can be found at www.matrox.com/mga
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 $4.6 billion in 2000. (NYSE: AMD).
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