Innovation and Competition Return to High-Performance PCs March 2nd with Worldwide AMD Ryzen 7 Availability

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- Feb 22, 2017 -- AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced the global launch of AMD Ryzen™ 7 desktop processors, with pre-orders starting today from more than 180 global etailers and boutique OEMs, to the delight of PC gamers, content creators, enthusiasts, and fans worldwide. After four years and more than two million engineering hours of development, Ryzen is ready to unleash its powerful purpose, shake up the market, and connect millions more people to high performance personal computing.

"Four years ago we began development of our 'Zen' processor core with the goal to deliver unprecedented generational performance gains and return choice and innovation to the high-performance computing market," said Dr. Lisa Su, president and CEO of AMD. "On March 2, enthusiasts and gamers around the world will experience 'Zen' in action, as we launch our Ryzen 7 family of processors and reinvigorate the desktop computing market."

AMD Ryzen 7 Lineup
During an event for global press, industry analysts, and partners, AMD outlined the Ryzen 7 desktop processor lineup. AMD specifically designed these processors for PC gamers, creators, and enthusiasts with 8-cores, 16-threads, and the new AM4 desktop platform. In live demos and testing, these processors demonstrated their superiority: the flagship Ryzen 7 1800X as the world's highest performing 8-core desktop processor(1), and Ryzen 7 1700 as the world's lowest power 8-core desktop processor(2).

Product demonstrations featured Ryzen 7 1800X outperforming a similarly configured 8-core, 16-thread Intel Core i7-6900K in Cinebench R15 multi-threaded and Handbrake-based video transcoding, as well as showing comparable 4K gaming performance.

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                     Base Clock  Boost Clock   TDP    Included   Price, SEP 
Product Line  Model     (GHz)       (GHz)    (Watts)   Cooler      (USD)    
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   Ryzen 7    1800X      3.6         4.0        95      N/A         $499    
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   Ryzen 7    1700X      3.4         3.8        95      N/A         $399    
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                                                       Wraith               
   Ryzen 7    1700       3.0         3.7        65     Spire        $329    
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New AMD Thermal Solutions
For Ryzen, AMD offers new thermal solutions based on the original Wraith coolers, launched to wide acclaim in 2016. The next evolution of Wraith includes Wraith Spire and Wraith Stealth, offering reliable, near-silent performance enthusiasts expect from the Wraith brand. Featured with Ryzen 7 1700 sold in retail boxes as well as many OEM systems, Wraith Spire offers superb cooling at an incredibly quiet 32 decibels.

Availability
For customers eagerly waiting for Ryzen, etailers around the world are primed to begin taking pre-orders beginning today, Feb. 22, at 1 p.m. ET.(3)

"We deeply appreciate the ways in which our partners and customers came together to build a high-performance ecosystem for Ryzen," said Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager, Computing and Graphics Group, AMD. "With an anticipated 82 new motherboards from ODMs worldwide, Ryzen-based designs from top global PC OEMs expected soon, and boutique SIs and OEMs showing extreme-performance PC designs, this will be a launch like no other. Unprecedented pre-order support from etailers globally shows that our ecosystem and partners are fully behind AMD and our commitment to return innovation and competition to high-performance PCs."

Participating vendors include the following, with a more complete list available here:

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               Amazon         
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USA            Newegg         
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               Microcenter    
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               Alternate      
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Europe         Mindfactory.de 
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               Rue De Commerce
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Greater China  JD.com         
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               Tmall.com      
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Latin America  Kabum          
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Among the 82 anticipated new motherboards are designs from ASRock, Asus, Biostar, Gigabyte, and MSI, all built upon two desktop chipsets for AMD Ryzen processors -- the X370 and B350 -- and expected to be widely available on March 2.

AMD Ryzen Reddit AMA with AMD CEO Lisa Su
Alongside the disclosure of full details of Ryzen 7 processors, AM4 motherboards, and compatible thermal solutions, the global community will engage with Lisa Su during an AMD Ryzen Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) planned for March 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time at www.reddit.com/r/amd.

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About AMD
For more than 45 years, AMD has driven innovation in high-performance computing, graphics, and visualization technologies -- the building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms, and the datacenter. Hundreds of millions of consumers, leading Fortune 500 businesses, and cutting-edge scientific research facilities around the world rely on AMD technology daily to improve how they live, work, and play. AMD employees around the world are focused on building great products that push the boundaries of what is possible. For more information about how AMD is enabling today and inspiring tomorrow, visit the AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) website, blog, Facebook and Twitter pages.

AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, Ryzen and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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