Thrustmaster To Support The AMD Athlon™ 64 Processor
Paris, France --
Thrustmaster, a major PC accessory manufacturer, announces today that its products are going to support the new AMD Athlon™ 64 processor.
Thrustmaster, a division of the Guillemot Corporation group, is working closely with AMD to offer compatibility of its PC accessories – racing wheels, gamepads, joysticks and other controllers – for desktop and notebook systems based on the AMD Athlon 64 processor.
“We are thrilled to enter into the process of extending our PC gaming peripherals’ compatibility for the new AMD Athlon 64 processor”, said Jean-Michel DETOC, Thrustmaster’s general manager. “Our PC customers who are performance-hungry gamers will appreciate the outstanding power of the processor and its 64-bit capabilities, while being 100% sure of the 32-bit compatibility of their accessories with this new technology. They will enjoy even more of the game and get over the edge.”
“Thrustmaster has earned a solid reputation among the PC gaming community for its flight and motor sports simulation devices,” said Tim Wright, director, desktop marketing, AMD’s Computation Products Group. “We know they can provide AMD Athlon 64 processor customers the accessories that meet our stringent requirements and our customers’ expectations, allowing them to fully explore the extreme gaming possibilities now available on the AMD64 platform.”
Founded in 1992, Thrustmaster has earned a strong reputation for designing and developing the ultimate in flight and motor-sports simulation accessories. Thrustmaster’s technological and marketing expertise provides PC and console gamers with a complete range of innovative, perfectly-adapted accessories, including peripheral devices developed under official Xbox™ license.
Licensing agreements with prestigious brands such as Ferrari®, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™, NASCAR®, Top Gun™, Beretta® and close collaboration with the US Air Force fortify Thrustmaster’s commitment to quality, excellence and industry-leading innovation; these attributes act as Thrustmaster’s guiding force in its quest to provide the very best to the international gaming community. Thrustmaster has been a division of Guillemot Corporation since 1999.
Guillemot Corporation is a designer and manufacturer of interactive entertainment hardware and accessories. Ranked 5th in its field worldwide, the Group offers a diverse range of products under the Hercules and Thrustmaster brand names. Active in this market since 1984, the Guillemot Corporation Group is currently present in 17 countries including Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada and China, and distributes its products throughout 45 countries in total. The Group's mission is to provide innovative, high-quality products which increase the sensations and pleasure gamers derive from their games. Guillemot Corporation is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange, Sicovam code 6672.
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