Leading Enthusiast Web Site X-Bit Labs Names
AMD “Best CPU Maker 2003”
—AMD64 technology scores another victory—
SUNNYVALE, CA --
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that X-bit Labs.com honored the company with a User’s Choice Award in the category “Best CPU Maker 2003.” X-bit Labs.com (www.xbitlabs.com
) is headquartered in Los Angeles, with test facilities in Moscow; Tallin, Estonia; and Los Angeles. The publication focuses on news and reviews of PC hardware. The 2003 poll included input from more than 10,000 participants worldwide.
“Our readers chose AMD, the AMD Athlon™ 64 processor for desktops, and 64-bit AMD Opteron™ processor for servers and workstations for having revolutionized the processor market in 2003,” said Anna Filatova, Editor in Chief for X-bit Labs.com. “These processors are considered unmatched by our readers and 68 percent of them named AMD the best processor manufacturer of the year 2003.”
“X-bit Labs’ readership is both technically savvy and passionate about extreme computing,” said Marty Seyer, vice president and general manager of AMD’s Microprocessor Business Unit. “Accolades received directly from computer users are the highest honors we can receive. AMD is proud to be the company that has listened to its customers and has delivered - across platforms - leading-edge 32-bit performance with simultaneous 64-bit capability.”
About AMD64 technology
AMD64 evolves the industry-standard 32-bit x86 architecture to support the demanding 64-bit environment that will enable future generations of computer functionality and productivity. AMD designed the AMD64 platform to allow end users to enjoy reliable, best-in-class performance on the 32-bit software they own today while preparing for a seamless transition to high-performance 64-bit applications.
Since the introduction of the AMD64 architecture in 2003, the AMD Opteron™ processor for servers and workstations and the AMD Athlon™ 64 processors for desktop and notebook computers have earned more than 35 awards for innovation and performance and the support of more than 1,000 hardware and software developers and customers.
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