New AMD Dual-Core Desktop Processors Deliver Outstanding PC Experience and Value

December 15, 2008 // 5:53 p.m.

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— AMD Athlon™ X2 7000 series processors enable PC manufacturers to offer affordable, powerful and energy efficient desktops to consumers on a budget —

What: AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the AMD Athlon™ X2 7000 series processors, energy efficient dual-core CPUs designed for a growing segment of value-conscious PC consumers seeking a full-featured product with best-in-class performance for the changing face of everyday computing. Based on the “Stars” AMD processor architecture, the new series features AMD Balanced Smart Cache, designed to make traditional PC activities and media software work simultaneously resulting in advanced multi-tasking capabilities and exceptional multimedia performance.

Why: Given the current economic environment, consumers are seeking the best computing value without sacrificing the performance required to maintain their digital lifestyle. This is an optimal time for system builders and PC OEMs to offer dual-core powered desktop systems that are affordable, energy efficient and help consumers get the most computing performance for their money.

Who: With AMD Athlon X2 7000 series of processors, Original Equipment

Benefits: Manufacturers (OEMs) and system builders will be able to create diverse PCs with superior memory bandwidth and performance for digital media and multi-tasking applications. Strong OEM support greets the new AMD processors at launch as well-known manufacturers are expected to offer new desktop PCs featuring AMD Athlon X2 7000 series processors to consumers.

Availability: AMD Athlon™ X2 7000 series processors are now available as part of AMD’s

"Cartwheel" consumer platform, combining the power of the new CPUs and the AMD 780G chipset with superior ATI Radeon™ 3200 integrated graphics to support HD video[*] while delivering massive performance headroom, video processing acceleration and cutting edge energy efficiency.

The following AMD Athlon X2 7000 series processors are expected to be available from AMD’s leading channel providers:

· The AMD Athlon X2 7550 processor is a tray only part for OEMs

· The AMD Athlon X2 7750 Black Edition processor is available at the system builder price of $79.00 USD

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Fast Facts: Processor Model / Frequency

· AMD Athlon™ X2 7750 / 2.7GHz (Black Edition)

· AMD Athlon™ X2 7550 / 2.5GHz


o 7750 = Tray: AD775ZWCJ2BGH; PIB: AD775ZWCGHBOX
o 7550 = Tray only: AD7550WCJ2BGH;

L1 Cache Sizes: 64K of L1 instruction and 64K of L1 data cache per core (256KB total L1 per processor)

L2 Cache Sizes: 512KB of L2 data cache per core (1MB total L2 per processor)

L3 Cache Size: 2MB

Memory Controller Type: Integrated 128-bit wide memory controller *

Types of Memory Supported: Support for unregistered DIMMs up to PC2 8500 (DDR2-1066MHz)

Memory Controller Speed: Up to 1.8GHz with Dual Dynamic Power Management™

HyperTransport™ 3.0 technology: One 16-bit/16-bit link @ up to 3.6GHz full duplex (1.8GHz x2)

Total Processor Bandwidth: Up to 33.1 GB/s bandwidth

Packaging: Socket AM2+ 940-pin organic micro pin grid array (micro-PGA)

Fab location: AMD's Fab 36 wafer fabrication facilities in Dresden, Germany

Process Technology: 65-nanometer DSL SOI (silicon-on-insulator) technology

Approximate Transistor count: ~ 450 million (65nm)

Approximate Die Size: 285 mm2 (65nm)

Max Ambient Case Temp: 73o Celsius

Nominal Voltage: 1.250-1.325 Volts

Max TDP: 95 Watts

*Note: configurable for dual 64-bit channels for simultaneous read/writes
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