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New AMD A-Series APUs Win 2012 Best Choice of COMPUTEX TAIPEI Award

High-Performance Accelerated Processors Recognized for Unique Achievements in Compute Power and Extended Battery Life (May 29, 2012)

TAIPEI, TAIWAN -- (Marketwire) -- 05/29/12 -- AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced its AMD A-Series APUs (Accelerated Processing Units) are winners of the 2012 Best Choice of COMPUTEX TAIPEI award, the second consecutive win for the product family. The award is given by the Taipei Computer Association, a driving force behind the annual event and the leading technology organization in the country. Extensive reviews are conducted by a panel of esteemed government officials, academics, research analysts, editors-in-chief of key media outlets and industry experts to select winning products based on outstanding design and cutting-edge technology in nine product categories.

The second generation AMD A-Series APU combines the company's latest multi-core x86 CPU core architecture and award-winning AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 Series graphics to provide an increase in performance of up to 29 percent on productivity applications (as compared with the first generation AMD A-Series APUs), an increase of graphics performance up to 56 percent, and deliver up to 12 hours of battery life.(1) Its unique features enable improvements in the areas that matter most to consumers today, including entertainment, gaming and mobility, through a growing ecosystem of APU-accelerated applications.

"We are honored to receive this prestigious award from the Taipei Computer Association for the second consecutive year," said Chris Cloran, corporate vice president, AMD Client Products. "The overwhelming market reception and industry accolades for the AMD A-Series APUs demonstrate that AMD is uniquely meeting the needs of our customers and a new generation of PC buyers."

AMD and other award recipients' products will be displayed at the Best Choice Award Pavilion by Taipei Computer Association at the upcoming 2012 Computex exhibition. In addition, AMD's product showcase will be located at Booth #L0607 in the TWTC Nangang exhibition hall.


For developers interested in learning more about APUs and heterogeneous computing, AMD will be hosting the second annual AMD Fusion Developer Summit (AFDS) from June 11-14 in Bellevue, Washington. Summit participants will be able to engage in interactive sessions and hands-on labs to deepen their knowledge of APU programmability, and gain a better understanding of how software applications can take full advantage of their parallel processing power.

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(1) Testing performed by AMD Performance Labs. The score for the 2012 AMD A10-4600M on the "Pumori" reference design for PCMark® by Futuremark® Vantage Productivity benchmark shows an increase of up to 29% over the 2011 AMD A8-3500M on the ―Torpedo reference design. The AMD A10-4600M APU has a score of 6125 and the 2011 AMD A8-3500M APU scored 4764. Scores rounded to the nearest whole number. All performance data for 2012 Mainstream platform for CPU and GPU are based on ES Silicon (Engineering Samples) on the "Pumori" reference design. Projections assume A10-4600M with AMD Radeon™ HD 7660 Graphics, 4G DDR3-1600 (Dual Channel) Memory and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. The AMD reference design "Torpedo" consisted of the 2011 AMD A8-3500M with AMD Radeon™ HD 6620G Graphics, 4GB DDR3-1333 and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. TRN-1

Testing performed by AMD Performance Labs. The score for the 2012 AMD A10-4600M APU on the "Pumori" reference design for 3DMark® by Futuremark® Vantage Performance showed an increase of up to 56% over the 2011 AMD A8-3500M APU. The AMD A10-4600M APU has a score of 4352 and the 2011 A8-3500M has a score of 2788. Scores rounded to the nearest whole number. All performance data for 2012 Mainstream platform for CPU and GPU are based on ES Silicon (Engineering Samples) on the Pumori reference design. Projections assume A10-4600M with AMD Radeon™ HD 7660 Graphics, 4G DDR3-1600 (Dual Channel) Memory and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. The AMD reference design "Torpedo" consisted of the 2011 AMD A8-3500M with AMD Radeon™ HD 6620G Graphics, 4GB DDR3-1333 and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. TRN-2

Based on testing and calculations by AMD Performance Labs, the 2012 AMD A-Series platform enables 740 min. /12:20 hours of Windows Idle. Battery life calculations based on a 6 cell Li-Ion 62.16Whr battery pack at 98% utilization. AMD defines "all-day" battery life as 8+ hours of battery life in Windows Idle. Test configuration: "Pumori" reference board, AMD A6-4400M with AMD Radeon™ HD 7520G Graphics, 4G DDR3-1600 (Dual Channel) Memory and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, 14" 1366 x 768 eDP Panel / LED Backlight set at 100 nits, HDD (SATA) - 250GB 5400rpm, 62Whr Battery Pack and Windows 7 Home Premium. TRN-4

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