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AMD Athlon and AMD Duron Processors Receive Ten New Awards; Honors Include PC Magazine Taiwan CPU of the Year, Plus 8 Awards for the AMD Duron Processor.

Business Editors/High-Tech Writers

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 8, 2000

AMD began 2001 on a high note by adding several new honors to an already long list of awards for the AMD Athlon(TM) and now the AMD Duron(TM) family of processors. Included in these are "Product of the Year" honors (CPU category) for the AMD Athlon processor from PC Magazine in Taiwan as well as 8 awards for the AMD Duron processor. Two of the awards for the AMD Duron are from renowned French publications including "Best 2001 Processor" from PC Achat magazine and "Best Purchase for the Year 2001" from PC Direct. Korea's Digital Times named the AMD Duron "Processor of the Year". France's Computer Reseller News also bestowed AMD with "Company of the Year" (Writer's Choice) honors.

AMD Athlon(TM) Processor Awards

The "Product of the Year" award from PC Magazine Taiwan comes on the heels of a rare "triple crown" of accolades of three of the industry's most prestigious honors: "CPU of the Year" for 2001 from Maximum PC, November 2000, "Product of the Year" from PC World, June 2000 and the technical excellence prize from PC Magazine, November 1999.

"It is critical for consumers and business users to have the best performance in their desktops and workstations in order to keep up with today's demanding applications," said Vogl Lee, PC Magazine Taiwan Editor-in-Chief. "AMD Athlon processors not only scream with speed, but also enable consumers and business users to have a feature-rich performance platform."

An award given by PC Authority magazine in Australia also honored a system based on the AMD Athlon processor for "Number 1 in Value" in the December 2000 issue.

AMD Duron(TM) Processor Awards

In the January 2001 issue of PC Achat, the editors write of the AMD Duron processor, "In relation to its competitor the Celeron, the AMD Duron is almost 25% more powerful and quicker...with a better price! A price/quality relation at its best provides a perfect processor for multimedia PCs in the value market. With all these qualities, the AMD Duron is undeniably the processor of the year."

The latest recognition comes as the 850MHz AMD Duron processor is introduced to the market. The 850MHz AMD Duron is one of the most powerful processors ever offered for the sub-$1,000 PC value market. AMD also expects the advent of UMA integrated graphics solutions for the Socket A infrastructure, in conjunction with AMD Duron processors, to enable OEMs to provide richer system configurations at the same price, or provide similar configurations at lower overall system prices by eliminating the graphics card.

Five other honors for the AMD Duron processor come from publications in the Czech Republic and Singapore.

AMD Athlon and AMD Duron Processor Awards Around the World

These latest developments bring the total number of awards for AMD's seventh generation AMD Athlon and AMD Duron processor families, and systems based on the processors, to 81. The following is a listing of the AMD Athlon processor, AMD Athlon processor-based systems, and AMD Duron processor awards:

AMD Athlon Processor Awards

United States

1. CPU of the Year, Maximum PC, December 2000

2. World Class Award -- Product of the Year, PC World, July 2000.

3. Analyst's Choice Award -- Best PC Processor, Microprocessor

Report, January 2000

4. Technical Excellence -- Best Component (Hardware Category), PC

Magazine, November 1999

5. Wired for 3D Editors' Choice, 3D Magazine, January 2000

6. Best Product of 1999 (Hardware), Windows NT Systems, January

2000

7. All-Star Award, Cadalyst, December 1999

8. CPU of the Year, Maximum PC, December 1999

9. Attaboy Award -- Product of the Year, Houston Chronicle,

December 1999

10. Peak Performer Award -- Best Product (Hardware), System

Builder Summit, Palm Desert, California, March 2000.

International

11. Product of the Year 2000 (CPU category), PC Magazine (Taiwan),

December 2000.

12. Editor's Choice, AHa! PC Magazine (Korea), July 2000.

13. Best New Computer Hardware, The Toronto Star, May 2000.

14. Best New Product, Breakaway Canada -- Computing Technology

Association of Canada, April 12, 2000.

15. Best Processor of 1999 (Hardware for Games Category),

Game.exe, (Russia), March 2000.

16. CeBIT-Oscar for "Trend Setting Technology" -- Hardware

Category, CHIP Magazin (Germany), February 2000.

17. Most Innovative Manufacturer, PC Direct (Germany), February

2000.

18. Reader's Choice -- Most Innovative Hardware, PC Shopping

(Germany), February 2000.

19. Reader's Choice -- Company of the Year (Germany), PC Shopping,

February 2000.

20. Grand Prix Award, Best CPU -- Hi-End Use, VIDI Magazine

(Croatia), February 2000.

21. Grand Prix Award, Best CPU -- Games, VIDI Magazine (Croatia),

February 2000.

22. Grand Prix Award, Best CPU -- Office Use, VIDI Magazine

(Croatia), February 2000.

23. Innovation of the Year, PC Professionell (Germany), February

2000.

24. Product of the Year, PC Expert (France), January 2000.

25. Year 2000 Star Product (New Technology Category), Info PC

(France), January 2000.

26. Overall Product of the Year, Info PC (France), January 2000.

27. Editors' Choice, Generation PC (France), January 2000.

28. Product of the Year -- Processor, PC Direct (France), January

2000.

29. Product of the Year 2000, PC Achat (France), January 2000.

30. Technical Excellence -- Hardware and Component Category, PC

Expert (France), January 2000.

31. Technology Product of the Year, PC Kurier (Poland), January

2000.

32. Millennium Award, Personal Computer Magazine (The

Netherlands), January 2000.

33. Best Product of 1999, China Computerworld (China), January

2000.

34. Top 10 IT Product in 1999, China Computer Reseller Weekly

(China), January 2000.

35. Highly Recommended Hardware, eNet, January 2000.

36. Technical Excellence -- Best Component (Hardware Category), PC

Magazine en Espanol (Mexico), December 1999.

37. Best Overall Product of the Year, PC Magazine (UK), December

1999.

38. Best System Design -- Processor, PC Magazine (UK), December

1999.

39. Product of the Year, PC Compatibles (France), December 1999.

40. Product of the Year, PC World (Denmark), December 1999.

41. Product of the Year, PC World (Norway), December 1999.

42. Best CPU for Desktops, PC World Komputer (Poland), December

1999.

43. Golden Knight Award -- Best Processor of the Year, Home

Computer (Russia), December 1999.

44. Best of Comdex (Israel), December 1999.

45. Product of the Year Award, MikroPC (Finland), December 1999.

46. Product of the Year Award -- Processors, Tietokone (Finland),

December 1999.

47. Best of World PC Expo 99, Nikkei BYTE/Nikkei WinPC Magazine

(Japan), September 1999.

48. Hardware of the Year Award -- Processors, PC Joker Magazine

(Germany).

49. Readers Choice Award, CHIP Magazine, (Poland).

50. Zloty Processor, Teleinfo (Poland).

51. Golden Computer, Computer Bild.

52. Product of the Year, PC Magazine (Italy), 2000.

53. Product of the Year, CHIP Magazine (Poland), 1999.

54. Recommended Product, PC Actual (Spain).

55. Best Processor of the Year, Distributique (France).

AMD Athlon Processor-based System Awards

1. Fastest PC Ever Tested, Maximum PC, December 2000.

2. Number 1 for Value: Peripherals Plus AMD Athlon 700, PC

Authority (Australia), December 2000.

3. Reader's Choice 2000: MIRONET 500, CHIP Magazin (Czech

Republic), October 2000.

4. No. 1 Home PC: Gateway Select 800, PC World, May 2000.

5. No. 1 PC Desktop Over $1,000: Polywell Poly K7-800,

BusinessWeek Computer Buying Guide, March 2000.

6. No. 1 PC Desktop Under $1,000: Polywell Poly AG-500,

BusinessWeek Computer Buying Guide, March 2000.

7. State-of-the-Art Desktop PC: Compaq Presario 5861, PC

Computing, November 1999.

8. Editors' Choice Award (Desktop PCs): TCE K7-600, Computer

Reseller News, September 1999.

9. No. 1 Midrange PC: Micro Express's MicroFlex-550B, PC World,

January 2000.

10. Best PC of 2000 Award, PC User, (Australia) November 2000.

11. Best Hardware of 1999: Polywell Poly 800K7-700, CNET.com,

December 1999.

12. System of the Year: CyberMax Enthusiast AP6 650 MHz Athlon,

Maximum PC, December 1999.

13. Attaboy Award -- Best Consumer PC: Compaq Presario 5900Z,

Houston Chronicle, December 1999.

14. Cadalyst Labs 5-Star (out of a possible 5 stars) Highly

Recommended Workstation: Polywell 800K7-6501, Cadalyst.

15. Cadalyst Labs 5-Star Highly Recommended Workstation: Sys

Performance 600A, Cadalyst.

16. Cadalyst Labs 5-Star Highly Recommended Workstation: Xi

Computer 650K MTower SP, Cadalyst.

17. Ultimate Game Machine (co-winner): Falcon Northwest Computers,

Computer Gaming World, December 1999.

AMD Duron Processor Awards

1. Best 2001 Processor, PC Achat (France), January 2001.

2. Best Purchase of the Year 2001, PC Direct (France), January

2001.

3. Processor of the Year, Digital Times (Korea), December 2000.

4. Most Value for the Money, HardwareZone (Singapore), November

2000.

5. 5 Stars, HardwareZone (Singapore), November 2000.

6. Reader's Choice 2000, CHIP Magazin (Czech Republic), October

2000.

7. Best Product of INVEX (Hardware Category), Czech IT Fair INVEX

2000 (Czech Republic), October 2000.

8. Best Product of the Year 2000, IDG (Czech Republic), October

2000.

9. Excellence Award, One2Surf (United Kingdom), July 2000.

About AMD

AMD is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. AMD produces microprocessors, flash memory devices, and support circuitry for communications and networking applications. Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD had revenues of $2.9 billion in 1999. (NYSE:AMD).

Visit AMD on the Web

For more information about AMD Athlon processor awards, please visit: http://www.amd.com/products/cpg/athlon/awards/athlon.html. Additional press releases and information about AMD and its products are available at: http://www.amd.com/news/news.html

Cautionary Statement

This release contains forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are generally preceded by words such as "plans," "expects," "believes," "anticipates" or "intends." Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements in this release involve risks and uncertainty that could cause actual results to [pilcrow (paragraph sign)] differ materially from current expectations, including the risk that the introduction of UMA chipsets to the market may no bring the anticipated cost benefits to the value PC market. We urge investors to review in detail the risks and uncertainties in the Company's filings with the United States Securities Exchange Commission.

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