AMD Athlon™ 64 FX Processor Honored As 2004 “Product Of The Year” By PC World
SUNNYVALE, CA --
AMD (NYSE:AMD) announced today that the AMD Athlon™ 64 FX processor family was honored by PC World
with the 2004 World Class Award for Product of the Year. The World Class Award winners were announced in the July 2004 issue of PC World
(now available online and on newsstands June 15).
Custom made for performance-hungry users like gamers, prosumers and enthusiasts, AMD Athlon 64 FX processors continue to push the boundaries of cinematic computing with the world’s highest-performance PC processor on the market today. Based on AMD64 technology, the AMD Athlon 64 FX processor is seamlessly transition into the 64-bit future.
Celebrating its 22nd
year, PC World
’s respected World Class Awards honor the best in computers, hardware, software and the Internet. To select the best of the best, PC World
’s editors examined the entire spectrum of products that have appeared in or were submitted to the magazine over the past 12 months. Hundreds of products in 67 categories were judged on usability, design, innovation, features, performance and value.
“The ultimate buyers’ guide, World Class Awards set the standard for excellence in the high-tech industry,” said Harry McCracken, editor in chief of PC World
. “From performance PCs to spam filters to GPS navigation devices and video instant messaging services, the editors reward the finest products and most outstanding performers in this annual award program. Congratulations to the
AMD Athlon 64 FX processor series.”
“AMD understands that extreme PC users crave performance; they demand graphic images that are nearly indistinguishable from reality. We know our gamers and PC enthusiasts love the unprecedented performance of the AMD Athlon 64 FX
processor, but it’s also rewarding when the industry recognizes our innovation,” said Marty Seyer, vice president and general manager of AMD’s Microprocessor Business Unit. “As AMD paves the way for 64-bit computing, validation from PC World
as ‘Product of the Year’ further emphasizes the value AMD places on delivering technology in response to customer demand coupled with high-performance computing.”
The AMD Athlon 64 FX processor family, like all AMD64 processors, has the added security benefit of Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP). This capability, enabled by the upcoming Microsoft® Windows® XP Service Pack 2, will be able to prevent the execution of certain types of malicious viruses. The award-winning AMD64 desktop processors also feature Cool'n'Quiet™ technology, an innovative system-level feature that lowers the power consumption of the PC when maximum performance is not needed. A PC with AMD’s Cool'n'Quiet technology enabled will consume less power, and run cooler and quieter on most applications. AMD64 processors also feature the exclusive Direct Connect Architecture that directly connects the memory controller and I/O to the central processor unit, improving overall system performance and efficiency.
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. The AMD64 architecture also enables a more secure computing environment by integrating capabilities that can take advantage of advanced anti-virus features in upcoming software.
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 45 awards for innovation and performance and the support of more than 1,000 OEMs, hardware and software developers, system builders, and distributors.
AMD (NYSE:AMD) designs and produces innovative microprocessors, Flash memory devices and low-power processor solutions for the computer, communications and consumer electronics industries. AMD is dedicated to delivering
standards-based, customer-focused solutions for technology users, ranging from enterprises and governments to individual consumers. For more information visit www.amd.com
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