PC Ecosystem Gears Up for the ATI Radeonâ„¢ HD 2000 Series from AMD

Story by Geo - Monday 14th May 2007, 02:02:00 PM

PC Ecosystem Gears Up for the ATI Radeonâ„¢ HD 2000 Series from AMD

— Premier power supply vendors offering 110 new products certified for use with the ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT —

Sunnyvale, Calif. -- May 14, 2007 --The much anticipated ATI Radeon™ HD 2000 Series of graphics cards is garnering great support from the PC ecosystem, with 26 power supply vendors already signing up for certification of their products by AMD (NYSE: AMD), and more are expected to follow. They are partnering with AMD to launch the next generation of graphics processing units, which give gamers superior DirectX® 10 performance at every price point, as well as the ultimate HD experience. Coolmax, Corsair, Enermax, Enhance, FSP, Hiper, Mushkin, OCZ, PC Power & Cooling Inc., Seasonic, Silverstone, Sintek, Solytech, Tagan, Thermaltake, Topower/ePower, Ultra, Zalman, and others are together now offering 110 certified models of power supplies certified for use with ATI Radeon™ HD 2900 XT products.1

“The ATI Radeon HD 2000 Series is broadening the high end gaming market by making an immersive HD gaming experience accessible to more hardcore gamers”, said Godfrey Cheng, director, Platform Marketing, AMD Graphics Products Group. “With 26 of the world’s top power supply vendors jumping in to develop customized chassis and power supply units, our customers will have tremendous choice when it comes to building their ultimate custom PC.”

Consumers can also enjoy ultra quiet gaming and multimedia systems thanks to the array of acoustic options, including better cooling, insulation and thermal handling. As well, with the option of six or eight pin connectors, the graphics cards provide a greater margin for performance tuning, resulting in a better game playing experience. Partner power supplies, starting at USD $80 (SEP), are now available from online retailers.2

For more information on the ATI Radeon HD 2000 Series, visit http://ati.amd.com. For more information on pricing related to the new AMD family of graphics cards, see the relevant press release.

ATI Radeonâ„¢ HD 2000 Series Ecosystem Support

PC Power & Cooling Inc.
“PC Power & Cooling Inc. will continue to support AMD’s ability to exhibit outstanding value to the mainstream consumer. Even when AMD’s cutting-edge ATI Radeon HD™ 2000 Series graphics cards are rendering the most demanding graphics, our Silencer 750 Quad power supply never breaks a sweat,” said Doug Dodson, CEO, PC Power & Cooling Inc.

“ENERMAX applauds AMD’s world leading graphics processing platform by providing a broad range of products to accompany this launch”, said Steven Su, founder & CEO, ENERMAX. “As part of our ‘DXX ready’ campaign, all our products 400 Watts or more have been upgraded so consumers around the world can enjoy this unprecedented era of gaming performance assured of the renowned durability of our power supplies.”

“AMD provides some of the most powerful graphics cards in the market and now, with the ATI Radeon™ HD 2900 XT, even more enthusiasts will be able to experience 3D graphics at its best. Silverstone is partnering with AMD to provide power supplies and chassis that support the ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT with ease,” said Joe Lee, president, Silverstone Technology.

Thermaltake Technology
“By working side by side with leading graphics and media processing chip manufacturers such as AMD, Thermaltake’s ability to cool this multi graphic card configuration helps create the ultimate gaming platform” said Johnny Hsu, product manager of power supply division, Thermaltake. “Consumers craving both flexibility and energy efficiency will see that the combination of ATI Radeon™ HD 2000 Series with one of our power supply units is the right choice.”

Topower/Epower “The ATI Radeon™ HD 2000 Series is highly stable, and serves as one of the best graphics experiences we’ve seen to date”, said Kent Chou, president, Topower/Epower group. “Epower is welcoming the ATI Radeon HD 2000 family with the launch of ten power supplies that will undoubtedly augment the performance tuning experience for gamers”, said Don Lee, general manager, Epower USA.

“AMD’s new ATI Radeon™ HD 2000 Series redefines digital imaging and graphics beyond imagination. Driven by AMD’s technological achievement, FSP’s Kingcraft 1000W and the ATI Radeon HD 2000 family pair perfectly to deliver the ultimate value package for PC graphic enthusiasts and PC gamers everywhere,” said Joseph Huang, director vice president of operations, FSP.

“Seasonic Electronics is committed to providing our customers with the latest technology and integration solutions,” said Cathy Chang, marketing manager, Seasonic. “We are enthusiastically supporting the ATI Radeon™ HD 2000 Series platform, as we believe these graphics cards deliver strong promise to our consumers.”

“The ATI Radeon™ HD 2000 Series, paired with Tagan’s low noise power supply units, delivers superior value to users. The performance exhibited from the new AMD graphics family compliments our continuous drive for advanced technology,” said Naninni Yu, USA branch manager, Tagan Technology Co.

About AMD
Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) is a leading global provider of innovative processing solutions in the computing, graphics and consumer electronics markets. AMD is dedicated to driving open innovation, choice and industry growth by delivering superior customer-centric solutions that empower consumers and businesses worldwide. For more information, visit www.amd.com.

Cautionary Statement This press release contains forward-looking statements including but not limited to the performance, capabilities, compatibility and connectivity of the ATI Radeon HD 2000 series, including statements relating to gaming performance, multimedia capabilities, stability, graphics image quality and enhanced consumer experiences, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the company's current expectations. Assumptions applied in making, and potential risks that could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward looking statements include, among others, software and/or hardware-related issues and conflicts, that we may not be able to develop, launch and ramp new products and technologies in the volumes and mix required by the market at mature yields and on a timely basis, and overall system performance. We therefore cannot provide any assurance that such forward-looking statements will materialize. We assume no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or any other reason. We urge investors to review in detail the risks and uncertainties in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including but not limited to the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended October 1, 2006.

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1. For the complete list of AMD certified power supply products, visit http://ati.amd.com/certifiedpsu
2. SEP stands for suggested e-tail price


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