AMD EPYC™ Processors Enable Next Generation of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Storage

— New HPE Alletra 6000 use AMD EPYC™ processors’ high performance and PCIe® 4 capabilities to deliver fast, consistent performance with leading data efficiency —

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) announced that AMD EPYC™ processors are powering the new Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Alletra 6000, a cloud-native data infrastructure storage solution that powers business critical applications with the cloud experience.

The new HPE Alletra 6000 takes advantage of the AMD EPYC 7002 series processors, which have the ability to scale from 8 to 64 high-performance cores and the increased generational bandwidth of PCIe® 4 support to offer up to 3X faster performance than previous HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays. HPE Alletra 6000 represents a bold paradigm shift for data infrastructure as it enables IT to shift from owning and maintaining data infrastructure to simply accessing and utilizing it on-demand and as-a-service.

“AMD EPYC processors give the HPE Alletra 6000 an ultra-efficient architecture that is designed to deliver fast, consistent performance with industry leading data efficiency,” said Omer Asad, vice president and general manager, Primary Storage, HCI & Data Management Services at HPE. “We were able to leverage the high core counts and increased bandwidth supported by PCIe® 4 capabilities of AMD EPYC processors, to deliver a high-performance system, that provides great efficiency for business-critical workloads with strict SLAs for availability and performance.”

With the new HPE Alletra 6000, AMD EPYC processors are helping HPE power the next generation of storage and enable customers to get access to a new solution that:

  • Provides a wide range of core counts from 8 to 64 with the EPYC 7252, EPYC 7302, EPYC 7502 or EPYC 7742,
  • Doubles the amount of storage processing per socket compared to previous generations,
  • Supports up to 54 SAP Hana nodes, and a maximum of 216 SAP Hana nodes using the HPE Alletra 60901 enabled by high compute and connectivity features from AMD EPYC 7002 processors,
  • Creates a holistic HPE GreenLake system powered by AMD EPYC processors, that delivers on the Unified DataOps vision, with Data Services Cloud Console and cloud data services.

“We are excited to further strengthen our relationship with HPE as they drive towards a new era of enterprise storage solutions,” said Rajneesh Gaur, corporate vice president and general manager, Embedded Business Unit, AMD. “AMD EPYC processors deliver 2X cores per socket compared to the previous generation of HPE storage solutions and unmatched storage bandwidth with 128 lanes of PCIe® 4, enabling HPE storage customers with new levels of core density and storage performance.”

AMD EPYC Processor Ecosystem Grows
AMD EPYC processors continue to support new solutions and hardware, making it easier for customers to experience the performance and capabilities of AMD EPYC CPUs within their data center or hybrid cloud environment.

You can read more about AMD EPYC processors and HPE solutions on the AMD website and learn more about HPE Alletra 6000 on the HPE website or blog.

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New AMD Radeon PRO W6000 Series Workstation Graphics with AMD RDNA 2 Architecture and Massive 32GB of Memory to Power Demanding Architectural, Design and Media Workloads

– New professional product line features the AMD Radeon PRO W6800, the most powerful AMD RDNA workstation graphics ever, delivering up to 79 percent faster performance than the previous-generation1

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced the AMD Radeon™ PRO W6000 series workstation graphics, delivering exceptional performance, stability and reliability for professional users. The new graphics products were designed and optimized to power demanding architectural design workloads, ultra-high resolution media projects, complex design and engineering simulations, and advanced image and video editing applications.

Built on award-winning AMD RDNA™ 2 architecture, the foundation of next generation, high-powered PCs, laptops and many of today’s game consoles, the new product line features the AMD Radeon PRO W6800, the fastest AMD RDNA workstation graphics card ever1. It also includes the AMD Radeon PRO W6600 graphics card, meticulously engineered for ultra-high performance workflows, and the AMD Radeon PRO W6600M GPU, designed to power professional mobile workstations.

“AMD RDNA 2 was designed from the ground up to deliver world-class performance for a wide range of applications and workloads,” said Scott Herkelman, corporate vice president and general manager, Graphics Business Unit at AMD. “Bringing this breakthrough architecture to our workstation graphics lineup allows users to tackle much larger datasets, dramatically reduce render times, and speed processing of highly complex models and simulations. The AMD Radeon PRO W6000 series gives professionals a powerful new tool in their arsenal to accelerate projects and bring creative visions to life.”

Key capabilities and features of the new AMD Radeon W6000 series workstation graphics include:

  • Award-Winning AMD RDNA 2 Architecture – Built on the advanced 7nm manufacturing process, AMD RDNA 2 architecture introduces an array of advanced features elevating professional graphics to new levels of performance and efficiency.
  • Enhanced Compute Units with Realtime Hardware-Accelerated Raytracing – Enhanced Compute Units (CU) with Ray Accelerators offer up to 46 percent faster rendering than Radeon PRO graphics cards based on previous-generation architectures in SOLIDWORKS Visualize 20212. Support for Variable Rate Shading (VRS) delivers real-time photorealistic viewports and rendering.
  • AMD Infinity Cache – Up to 128MB of last-level data cache integrated on the GPU die is designed to reduce latency and power consumption, enabling the AMD Radeon PRO W6800 to deliver the highest RDNA workstation GPU performance to date1.
  • Smart Access Memory – Unlocks higher performance for key professional workloads by giving AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series Desktop Processors or select AMD Ryzen 3000 series Desktop Processors access to the entire high-speed GDDR6 graphics memory3.
  • AMD Radeon™ PRO Viewport Boost – Designed for today’s professional workloads and compatible software to help viewport frames-per-second performance increase with project file sizes4.
  • Certified for leading professional applications – AMD continues to work with leading professional software application vendors to help ensure AMD Radeon PRO graphics cards are built for demanding 24/7 environments and tested to meet exceptional standards, delivering the stability and reliability required by workstation professionals. The list of certified applications can be found here.

AMD Radeon PRO W6000 Series Workstation Graphics Specifications

Model Stream
Processors
TFLOPS

GDDR6 ECC
Memory

Memory
Bandwidth
Memory
Interface
Display Outputs
AMD Radeon
PRO W6800

3840
(60 CUs)
Up to 17.83 (FP32)
Up to 35.66 (FP16)
32GB
@ 16 Gbps
512 GB/s 256-bit 6x Mini-DisplayPort™ 1.4
AMD Radeon
PRO W6600
1792
(28 CUs)
Up to 10.4 (FP32)
Up to 20.8 (FP16)
8GB
@ 14 Gbps
224 GB/s 128-bit 4x DisplayPort 1.4
AMD Radeon
PRO W6600M
1792
(28 CUs)
Up to 10.4 (FP32)
Up to 20.8 (FP16)
8GB
@ 14 Gbps
224 GB/s 128-bit Specific to laptop implementation

The AMD Radeon PRO W6800 graphics card is available now from leading etailers/retailers for an SEP of $2,249 USD. The AMD Radeon PRO W6600 graphics card is expected to be available from etailers/retailers in Q3 2021 with an SEP of $649 USD. AMD Radeon PRO W6600M GPUs are expected to be available in the HP Fury ZBook G8 mobile workstation in select countries starting July 2021.

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This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) such as the features, functionality, performance, availability, timing and expected benefits of AMD products including the AMD Radeon™ PRO W6800, AMD Radeon PRO W6600, and AMD Radeon™ W6600M GPUs, which are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are commonly identified by words such as "would," "may," "expects," "believes," "plans," "intends," "projects" and other terms with similar meaning. Investors are cautioned that the forward-looking statements in this press release are based on current beliefs, assumptions and expectations, speak only as of the date of this press release and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations. Such statements are subject to certain known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond AMD's control, that could cause actual results and other future events to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied or projected by, the forward-looking information and statements. Material factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include, without limitation, the following: Intel Corporation’s dominance of the microprocessor market and its aggressive business practices; global economic uncertainty; the loss of a significant customer; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on AMD’s business, financial condition and results of operations; the competitive markets in which AMD’s products are sold; quarterly and seasonal sales patterns; market conditions of the industries in which AMD products are sold; the cyclical nature of the semiconductor industry; AMD's ability to adequately protect its technology or other intellectual property; unfavorable currency exchange rate fluctuations; the ability of third party manufacturers to manufacture AMD's products on a timely basis in sufficient quantities and using competitive technologies; the availability of essential equipment, materials, substrates or manufacturing processes; expected manufacturing yields for AMD’s products; AMD's ability to introduce products on a timely basis with features and performance levels that provide value to its customers; AMD's ability to generate revenue from its semi-custom SoC products; potential security vulnerabilities; potential IT outages, data loss, data breaches and cyber-attacks; uncertainties involving the ordering and shipment of AMD’s products; AMD’s reliance on third-party intellectual property to design and introduce new products in a timely manner; AMD's reliance on third-party companies for the design, manufacture and supply of motherboards, software and other computer platform components; AMD's reliance on Microsoft Corporation and other software vendors' support to design and develop software to run on AMD’s products; AMD’s reliance on third-party distributors and add-in-board partners; the impact of modification or interruption of AMD’s internal business processes and information systems; compatibility of AMD’s products with some or all industry-standard software and hardware; costs related to defective products; the efficiency of AMD's supply chain; AMD's ability to rely on third party supply-chain logistics functions; AMD’s ability to effectively control the sales of its products on the gray market; the impact of government actions and regulations such as export administration regulations, tariffs and trade protection measures; AMD’s ability to realize its deferred tax assets; potential tax liabilities; current and future claims and litigation; the impact of environmental laws, conflict minerals-related provisions and other laws or regulations; the impact of acquisitions, joint ventures and/or investments on AMD's business, including the announced acquisition of Xilinx, and the failure to integrate acquired businesses; AMD’s ability to complete the Xilinx merger; the impact of the announcement and pendency of the Xilinx merger on AMD’s business; the impact of any impairment of the combined company’s assets on the combined company’s financial position and results of operation; the restrictions imposed by agreements governing AMD’s notes and the revolving credit facility; AMD's indebtedness; AMD's ability to generate sufficient cash to service its debt obligations or meet its working capital requirements; AMD's ability to repurchase its outstanding debt in the event of a change of control; AMD's ability to generate sufficient revenue and operating cash flow or obtain external financing for research and development or other strategic investments; political, legal, economic risks and natural disasters; future impairments of goodwill and technology license purchases; AMD’s ability to attract and retain qualified personnel; AMD’s stock price volatility; and worldwide political conditions. Investors are urged to review in detail the risks and uncertainties in AMD’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including but not limited to AMD’s most recent reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q.

©2021 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. All rights reserved. AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, , Radeon, Ryzen, AMD RDNA and combinations thereof are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. DirectX is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the US and other jurisdictions. Other product names used in this publication are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective companies.

The information contained herein is for informational purposes only, and is subject to change without notice. Timelines, roadmaps, and/or product release dates shown in this Press Release are plans only and subject to change.

1 Testing as of March 23, 2021 by AMD Performance Labs on a test system comprised of an AMD Ryzen™ 5950X with AMD Radeon™ PRO W5700, AMD Radeon™ PRO W6800 pre-production sample. Benchmark Applications: Lumion v.11 (Museum, Valley Winery, Downtown Development, Glass House, Villa Cabrera, Farnsworth, Residential Home, Beach House), Topaz Video Enhance AI 2.0.0 (Artemis-HQ, Gaia-HQ, Theia-Detail), Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS® Visualize 2021 SP3 (Camaro default angle, Yellow motorcycle, Snowmobile). Performance may vary based on factors such as tasks performed, driver version and hardware configuration. RPW-362
2 Testing as of March 23, 2021 by AMD Performance Labs on a test system comprised of an AMD Ryzen™ 9 5950Xwith AMD Radeon™ PRO W5700 / AMD Radeon™ PRO WX 9100 / AMD Radeon™ PRO W6600 (pre-production sample) / AMD Radeon™ PRO W6800 (pre-production sample), at 3840x2160 display resolution. Benchmark Application: Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS® Visualize 2021 SP3 (ProRender low sample) test. Performance may vary based on factors such as driver version and hardware configuration. RPW-382
3 Smart Access Memory technology enablement requires an AMD Radeon 6000 series GPU, Ryzen 5000 or 3000 series GPU (excluding the Ryzen 5 3400G and Ryzen 3 3200G) and an AMD 500 series motherboard with the latest BIOS update. BIOS requires support for AGESA 1.1.0.0 or higher. Download latest BIOS from vendor website. For additional information and system requirements, see https://www.amd.com/en/technologies/smart-access-memory. GD-178
4 The Radeon™ PRO Viewport Boost feature is currently compatible with Autodesk 3ds Max®, Autodesk Revit® and Epic Twinmotion®. Other professional software products to be announced. GD-189

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AMD Showcases Industry-Leading Innovation Across the High-Performance Computing Ecosystem at COMPUTEX 2021

— Keynote highlights company’s growing momentum, strong and expanding set of partners, and breakthrough AMD technologies powering gaming, PCs and the data center —

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 31, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today at COMPUTEX 2021, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) showcased its latest computing and graphics technology innovations to accelerate the high-performance computing ecosystem, spanning gaming, PCs and the data center. AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su unveiled the latest breakthrough in high-performance computing pioneered by AMD with new 3D chiplet technology; expanded adoption of AMD computing and graphics technologies in the automotive and mobile markets with industry leaders Tesla and Samsung; new AMD Ryzen™ processor offerings for enthusiasts and consumer PCs; leadership data center performance with the latest 3rd Gen AMD EPYC™ processors; and a full slate of new AMD graphics technologies for gamers.

“At Computex, we highlighted the growing adoption of our high-performance computing and graphics technologies as AMD continues setting the pace of innovation for the industry,” said Dr. Su. “With the launches of our new Ryzen and Radeon processors and the first wave of AMD Advantage notebooks, we continue expanding the ecosystem of leadership AMD products and technologies for gamers and enthusiasts. The next frontier of innovation in our industry is taking chip design into the third dimension. Our first application of 3D chiplet technology at Computex demonstrates our commitment to continue pushing the envelope in high-performance computing to significantly enhance user experiences. We are proud of the deep partnerships we have cultivated across the ecosystem to power the products and services that are essential to our daily lives.”

Accelerating Chiplet and Packaging Innovation
AMD continues to build on its leadership IP and investments in leading manufacturing and packaging technologies with AMD 3D chiplet technology, a packaging breakthrough that combines AMD’s innovative chiplet architecture with 3D stacking using an industry-leading hybrid bond approach that provides over 200 times the interconnect density of 2D chiplets and more than 15 times the density compared to existing 3D packaging solutions. Pioneered in close collaboration with TSMC, the industry-leading technology also consumes less energy1 than current 3D solutions and is the most flexible active-on-active silicon stacking technology in the world.

AMD showed the first application of 3D chiplet technology at COMPUTEX 2021 – a 3D vertical cache bonded to an AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series processor prototype that is designed to deliver significant performance gains across a broad set of applications. AMD is on-track to begin production on future high-end computing products with 3D chiplets by the end of this year. [33:49-38:49]

Bringing the AMD RDNA™ 2 Gaming Architecture to New Markets
AMD announced that it is bringing new gaming experiences to the automotive and mobile markets through its deep partnerships with industry leaders.

  • The newly designed infotainment systems in the Tesla Model S and Model X are powered by an AMD Ryzen Embedded APU and an AMD RDNA 2 architecture-based GPU that enables AAA gaming. [11:19-12:02]
  • AMD is partnering with Samsung on its next generation Exynos SoC, which will feature custom AMD RDNA 2 architecture-based graphics IP that brings raytracing and variable rate shading capabilities to flagship mobile devices. [12:08-12:40]

AMD Radeon 6000M Series Mobile Graphics Powering Next-Gen Premium Gaming Laptops
AMD introduced several powerful new solutions that take high-performance gaming to new levels.

  • AMD Radeon RX 6000M Series Mobile Graphics: Designed to bring world-class performance, incredible visual fidelity and immersive experiences to gaming laptops, AMD Radeon RX 6000M Series GPUs harness the breakthrough AMD RDNA 2 gaming architecture to deliver up to 1.5X2 higher gaming performance than AMD RDNA architecture. [12:40-19:06]
  • AMD Advantage Design Framework: A collaborative effort between AMD and its global PC partners to deliver the next generation of premium gaming laptops by combining high-performance AMD Radeon RX 6000M Series Mobile Graphics, AMD Radeon™ Software and AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series Mobile Processors with exclusive AMD smart technologies and other advanced system design characteristics. The first AMD Advantage laptops are expected to be available from leading OEMs starting this month. [24:10-32:28]
  • AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR): A cutting-edge spatial upscaling technology designed to boost framerates up to 2.5X in select titles to deliver a high-quality, high-resolution gaming experience. The open-source technology offers broad support on more than 100 AMD processors and GPUs, as well as competitor GPUs, and more than 10 game developers plan to integrate FSR into their top titles and game engines in 2021. [19:10-23:17]

Expanding the AMD Ryzen Portfolio
AMD expanded the Ryzen family of processors further into the desktop space with new options for commercial systems and enthusiasts.

  • AMD Ryzen 5000G Series Desktop APUs: The Ryzen 7 5700G and the Ryzen 5 5600G bring the power of “Zen 3” and integrated Radeon graphics performance together in a single chip and will be available to the DIY market later this year. [8:26-10:20]
  • AMD Ryzen PRO 5000 Series Desktop Processors: The G- and GE-Series of desktop processors, also launching today, bring leadership performance and the most modern security features to business-ready, enterprise-grade systems.

Solving Business Challenges with 3rd Gen AMD EPYC™ Processors
AMD showcased how its leadership 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processors and deep partnerships across the server ecosystem are enabling the digital services and experiences that billions of users rely on every day.

  • With the introduction of 3rd Gen EPYC processors, AMD has more than doubled the number of available solutions compared to the previous generation processor, including leading solutions for hyper converged infrastructure, data management, data analytics and HPC that deliver outstanding performance, security features and value to customers. [2:45-5:00]
  • In the first public competitive demonstration against the latest Intel Xeon Scalable processors using an e-commerce application, 3rd Gen EPYC processors delivered 50% more business transactions than the competition’s most powerful two-socket system, while maintaining a comparable SLA3. [5:00-6:48]
  • AMD EPYC processors currently hold 220 world records4 across cloud, enterprise and HPC workloads and applications.

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For more than 50 years AMD has driven innovation in high-performance computing, graphics and visualization technologies ― the building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms and the data center. 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, EPYC, Radeon, 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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This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) such as the features, functionality, performance, availability, timing and expected benefits of AMD Radeon™ RX 6000M Series Mobile Graphics GPUs, the AMD Advantage Design Framework, AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution and AMD Radeon RX 6000M-based laptops, which are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are commonly identified by words such as "would," "may," "expects," "believes," "plans," "intends," "projects" and other terms with similar meaning. Investors are cautioned that the forward-looking statements in this press release are based on current beliefs, assumptions and expectations, speak only as of the date of this press release and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations. Such statements are subject to certain known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond AMD's control, that could cause actual results and other future events to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied or projected by, the forward-looking information and statements. Material factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include, without limitation, the following: Intel Corporation’s dominance of the microprocessor market and its aggressive business practices; global economic uncertainty; the loss of a significant customer; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on AMD’s business, financial condition and results of operations; the competitive markets in which AMD’s products are sold; quarterly and seasonal sales patterns; market conditions of the industries in which AMD products are sold; the cyclical nature of the semiconductor industry; AMD's ability to adequately protect its technology or other intellectual property; unfavorable currency exchange rate fluctuations; the ability of third party manufacturers to manufacture AMD's products on a timely basis in sufficient quantities and using competitive technologies; the availability of essential equipment, materials, substrates or manufacturing processes; expected manufacturing yields for AMD’s products; AMD's ability to introduce products on a timely basis with features and performance levels that provide value to its customers; AMD's ability to generate revenue from its semi-custom SoC products; potential security vulnerabilities; potential IT outages, data loss, data breaches and cyber-attacks; uncertainties involving the ordering and shipment of AMD’s products; AMD’s reliance on third-party intellectual property to design and introduce new products in a timely manner; AMD's reliance on third-party companies for the design, manufacture and supply of motherboards, software and other computer platform components; AMD's reliance on Microsoft Corporation and other software vendors' support to design and develop software to run on AMD’s products; AMD’s reliance on third-party distributors and add-in-board partners; the impact of modification or interruption of AMD’s internal business processes and information systems; compatibility of AMD’s products with some or all industry-standard software and hardware; costs related to defective products; the efficiency of AMD's supply chain; AMD's ability to rely on third party supply-chain logistics functions; AMD’s ability to effectively control the sales of its products on the gray market; the impact of government actions and regulations such as export administration regulations, tariffs and trade protection measures; AMD’s ability to realize its deferred tax assets; potential tax liabilities; current and future claims and litigation; the impact of environmental laws, conflict minerals-related provisions and other laws or regulations; the impact of acquisitions, joint ventures and/or investments on AMD's business, including the announced acquisition of Xilinx, and the failure to integrate acquired businesses; AMD’s ability to complete the Xilinx merger; the impact of the announcement and pendency of the Xilinx merger on AMD’s business; the impact of any impairment of the combined company’s assets on the combined company’s financial position and results of operation; the restrictions imposed by agreements governing AMD’s notes and the revolving credit facility; AMD's indebtedness; AMD's ability to generate sufficient cash to service its debt obligations or meet its working capital requirements; AMD's ability to repurchase its outstanding debt in the event of a change of control; AMD's ability to generate sufficient revenue and operating cash flow or obtain external financing for research and development or other strategic investments; political, legal, economic risks and natural disasters; future impairments of goodwill and technology license purchases; AMD’s ability to attract and retain qualified personnel; AMD’s stock price volatility; and worldwide political conditions. Investors are urged to review in detail the risks and uncertainties in AMD’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including but not limited to AMD’s most recent reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q.

1 Based on AMD engineering internal analysis, May 2021
2 Testing done by AMD performance labs April 9 2021, on 25 games at 1440p using the flagship AMD RDNA 2 mobile part versus the flagship AMD RDNA mobile part using 20.50-210215n driver, AMD Ryzen 9, 16GB DDR4-3200MHz, Win10 Pro 64. Performance may vary. RX-661
3 MLN-092: SPECjbb® 2015-MultiJVM Critical comparison based on best performing systems published at www.spec.org as of 4/28/2021, 2x AMD EPYC™ 7763 scored 301,297 SPECjbb® 2015-MultiJVM Critical-jOPS (359,067 max-jOPS, https://spec.org/jbb2015/results/res2021q1/jbb2015-20210224-00612.html) which has 50% higher critical server-side Java® operations than the top “Ice Lake” 2x Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8380 that scored 201,334 critical-jOPS (258,368 max-jOPS, https://spec.org/jbb2015/results/res2021q2/jbb2015-20210324-00635.html). 2x AMD EPYC 7H12 scored 248,942 critical-jOPS (315,663 max-jOPS, http://spec.org/jbb2015/results/res2020q2/jbb2015-20200423-00550.html). SPEC® and SPECjbb® are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. See www.spec.org for more information.
4 EPYC-22: For a complete list of world records see https://www.amd.com/en/processors/epyc-world-records.

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AMD Unveils RDNA 2-Based Mobile Graphics, New AMD Advantage Laptops, Broadly Compatible Upscaling Technology and More at Computex 2021

AMD Radeon RX 6000M Series Mobile Graphics provide a generational performance leap of up to 1.5X, powering the next generation of premium gaming laptops from ASUS, HP, Lenovo, MSI and other leading OEMs –

– Open-source, cross-platform AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution leverages optimized spatial upscaling technology, delivering up to 2.5X higher performance than native resolution gaming in select titles

TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 31, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today at Computex 2021 AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) introduced several powerful new solutions that take high-performance gaming to new levels. Designed to bring world-class performance, incredible visual fidelity and immersive experiences to gaming laptops, the new AMD Radeon™ RX 6000M Series Mobile Graphics include the top-of-stack Radeon RX 6800M – the fastest AMD Radeon GPU for laptops1, delivering desktop-class performance2 to power ultra-high frame rate 1440p gaming anywhere.

AMD also introduced the AMD Advantage™ Design Framework, the result of a multi-year collaboration between AMD and its global PC partners to deliver the next generation of premium, high-performance gaming laptops. Combining AMD Radeon RX 6000M Series Mobile Graphics, AMD Radeon Software and AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series Mobile Processors with exclusive AMD smart technologies and other advanced system design characteristics, AMD Advantage systems are designed to deliver best-in-class gaming experiences. The first AMD Advantage laptops are expected to be available from leading OEMs beginning this month.

In addition, AMD unveiled AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR), a cutting-edge spatial upscaling technology designed to boost framerates up to 2.5X in select titles at 4K resolution3 and deliver a high-quality, high-resolution gaming experience. More than 10 game developers plan to integrate FSR into their top titles and game engines in 2021, with the first games supporting FSR expected to be available later this month.

“There have been incredible advances in gaming over the last several years, with powerful technologies allowing desktop PCs to deliver high-octane, beautifully complex and immersive worlds like never before,” said Scott Herkelman, corporate vice president and general manager, Graphics Business Unit at AMD. “Today we’re excited to bring the high-performance, energy-efficient AMD RDNA™ 2 architecture to next-generation laptops to unlock the same level of high-performance experiences and true-to-life visuals for mobile gamers. With AMD Advantage, gamers can be sure these next-gen laptops are designed, optimized and purpose-built for the best possible gaming experiences.”

AMD Radeon RX 6000M Series Mobile Graphics

AMD Radeon RX 6000M Series mobile graphics are built on breakthrough AMD RDNA 2 gaming architecture, delivering up to 1.5X higher performance4 or up to 43 percent lower power at the same performance level5 compared to AMD RDNA architecture. They also bring advanced technologies such as AMD Infinity Cache and DirectX® Raytracing (DXR) to next-gen laptops.

The AMD Radeon RX 6800M GPU is a graphics powerhouse, offering world-class 1440p/120 FPS performance6 with a powerful blend of raytracing, compute and traditional effects for true-to-life visuals. The AMD Radeon RX 6700M GPU offers 1440p/100FPS gaming performance7, next-level visuals and efficiency designed for the new generation of advanced gaming and content creation laptops. The AMD Radeon RX 6600M GPU is designed to deliver high refresh rate 1080p/100FPS gaming8 for lightweight laptops. Radeon RX 6000M Series mobile graphics bring numerous game-changing features available to gamers on the go, including:

  • AMD Infinity Cache – Up to 96MB of last-level data cache integrated on the GPU die reduces latency and power consumption to deliver higher gaming performance than traditional architectural designs.
  • AMD Smart Access Memory – Unlocks higher performance for select AMD-powered laptops by providing AMD Ryzen processors with access to the entire high-speed AMD Radeon GDDR6 graphics memory.
  • AMD SmartShift Technology – Dynamically shifts laptop power between AMD Ryzen Mobile Processors and AMD Radeon Graphics, providing an additional increase in gaming performance.
  • AMD Radeon Chill – Power-saving feature that helps save battery by regulating frame rates based on in-game movements.
  • AMD FidelityFX – Supported by more than 45 titles, AMD FidelityFX is an open-source toolkit of visual enhancement effects for game developers available through AMD GPUOpen. It includes a robust collection of rasterized lighting, shadow and reflection effects, as well as the new AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution technology, that can be integrated into the latest games with minimal performance overhead.

Model Compute
Units & Ray
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AMD Advantage Design Framework

With the new AMD Advantage Design Framework, AMD and its global PC partners are redefining high-performance mobile gaming. AMD Advantage laptops combine AMD Radeon RX 6000M Series Mobile Graphics, AMD Radeon Software and AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Mobile Processors with exclusive AMD smart technologies, AMD FreeSync™ Premium-certified displays, fast NVME storage, optimal thermal designs, and other advanced system design characteristics.

AMD Advantage laptops are designed to deliver best-in-class gaming experiences, providing new levels of performance and responsiveness. Enhancements from AMD SmartShift and AMD Smart Access Memory boost gaming performance on these systems. In addition, AMD Advantage laptops are optimized to deliver over 100FPS gaming in today’s most visually demanding titles, all-day battery-powered video playback (10+ hrs.)10, 144Hz+ high-refresh rate, vividly bright (300+ nits) displays, and custom-tuned thermals for cool operation during continuous gameplay – all packed into sleek laptop designs.

Several AMD Advantage gaming laptops are expected to be available in 2021. The ROG Strix G15/17 AMD Advantage Edition gaming laptops, featuring AMD Radeon RX 6800M GPUs, AMD Ryzen 5900HX Mobile Processors and AMD smart technologies, are expected to be available beginning in early June at Best Buy and other leading retailers. The OMEN 16 laptop, featuring AMD Radeon RX 6600M GPUs, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX Mobile Processors and AMD smart technologies, are expected to be available soon at JD.com. AMD Advantage laptops from Lenovo and MSI are expected to be available later this year.

AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution

AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) offers broad support on more than 100 AMD processors and GPUs as well as competitor GPUs. FSR offers four quality settings allowing gamers to adjust the balance between image quality and performance based on their preferences, providing high-performance, visually stunning gaming experiences for even the most demanding visual features, including raytracing. FSR offers up to 2.5X higher performance in “Performance” mode than native resolution gaming in select titles.

“AMD has been a strong partner throughout the development of Godfall, providing players with stunning visuals and world-class performance to power this first-of-its-kind, looter-slasher, melee action-RPG,” said Keith Lee, CEO of Counterplay Games. “Now, with FidelityFX Super Resolution, AMD has delivered another amazing platform-agnostic feature that’s easy for developers to implement and provides the Godfall community with higher performance at higher resolutions with all of the bells and whistles, including raytracing, cranked way up.”

FSR is an open-source solution based on industry standards, making it easy for developers to integrate the technology into new and existing titles. More information about FSR and supported titles will be announced on June 22. Learn more here.

You can learn more about all of AMD’s announcements at Computex 2021 through AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su’s keynote presentation here.

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About AMD
For 50 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) websiteblogFacebook and Twitter pages. 

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This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) such as the features, functionality, performance, availability, timing and expected benefits of AMD RadeonTM RX 6000M Series Mobile Graphics GPUs, the AMD Advantage™ Design Framework, AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution and AMD Radeon RX 6000M-based laptops, which are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are commonly identified by words such as "would," "may," "expects," "believes," "plans," "intends," "projects" and other terms with similar meaning. Investors are cautioned that the forward-looking statements in this press release are based on current beliefs, assumptions and expectations, speak only as of the date of this press release and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations. 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The information contained herein is for informational purposes only, and is subject to change without notice. Timelines, roadmaps, and/or product release dates shown in this Press Release are plans only and subject to change.

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1 Testing done by AMD performance labs April 12, 2021 on Asus ROG Strix-G713 equipped with AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX (3.29GHz) CPU, 16GB DDR4-3200MHz, Radeon RX 6800M graphics, Win10 Pro x64 19041.804, with AMD Smart Access Memory and SmartShift Technology enabled vs. Alienware Area 51m equipped with Intel i7-10700K CPU, 16GB DDR4-3200MHz, Radeon RX 5700M graphics, Win 10 Pro x64 18363. Tested on the benchmarks: Time Spy Graphics Score, Fire Strike Graphics Score, 3DMark11 P Graphics Score. PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. Performance may vary. RX-656
2 Testing done by AMD performance labs May 12 2021, on RX 6800M in ASUS ROG Strix (driver: 20.50.02.05-210331a-365797E) with AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 16GB DDR4-3200MHz, on Win10 Pro 64. Games tested: Battlefield V, F1 2010, Resident Evil Village, Apex Legends, World of Warcraft, Overwatch, DOTA 2, CS:GO, Rainbow Six Siege. Performance may vary. RX-665
3 Testing by AMD Performance Labs as of May 21, 2021, on the AMD Radeon™ 6900 XT, AMD Radeon™ 6800 XT, and AMD Radeon™ 6700 XT graphics cards with pre-release AMD Radeon™ Software 21.6.1 RC Prime 9 (21.20-210518a-367616E) driver, on a test system comprising of an AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900X, 16GB DDR4-3200 RAM, ASRock X570 Taichi motherboard with BIOS version P3.61 at default settings, and Windows® 10 Pro May 2020 Update (19041.508). Benchmark tests: Godfall, DX12, 3840x2160, Epic preset, Raytracing ON, FSR Game 2, DX12, 3840x2160, Ultra preset, Raytracing ON, and FSR Game 3, Vulkan, 3840x2160, Ultra preset, No Raytracing. Performance may vary and is dependent on the FSR Quality Mode selected. FSR requires developer integration and is available in select games only. RS-364
4 Testing done by AMD performance labs April 9 2021, on 25 games at 1440p using the flagship AMD RDNA 2 mobile part versus the flagship AMD RDNA mobile part. Performance may vary. RX-661
5 Testing done by AMD engineering labs April 6 2021, using 3DMark FireStrike, on AMD RDNA 2 mobile part 80W TGP at versus the AMD RDNA mobile part at 140W TGP. Performance may vary. RX-662
6 Testing done by AMD performance labs May 12 2021, on RX 6800M in ASUS ROG Strix (driver: 20.50.02.05-210331a-365797E) with AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 16GB DDR4-3200MHz, on Win10 Pro 64. Games tested: Battlefield V, F1 2010, Resident Evil Village, Apex Legends, World of Warcraft, Overwatch, DOTA 2, CS:GO, Rainbow Six Siege. Performance may vary. RX-665
7 Performance projection by AMD engineering. Engineering projections may not reflect the final performance results and are subject to change. RX-670
8 Testing done by AMD performance labs May 17 2021, using 18 games, on RX 6600M in HP laptop (driver: 21.10.01.09-210331a-366029C-HP) with AMD Ryzen 5 5600H (3.3GHz), 16GB DDR4-3200MHz, on Win10 Pro 64. Performance may vary. RX-671
9 Game clock is the expected GPU clock when running typical gaming applications, set to typical TGP (Total Graphics Power). Actual individual game clock results may vary. GD-147
10 AMD defines “All Day Battery Life” as at least 8 hours of continuous battery life using a video playback test. Actual battery life will vary based on several factors, including, but not limited to: system configuration and software, settings, product use and age, and operating conditions. GD-173.

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AMD EPYC™ Processors Accelerate High Performance Computing Capability in Perlmutter Supercomputer

— New system will enable next-gen research on clean energy, climate and more for the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center —

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today joined the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and others in unveiling the new Perlmutter supercomputer powered by AMD EPYC™ 7003 Series processors.

The new supercomputer at Berkeley Lab will provide four times the computational power currently available at NERSC, making it among the fastest supercomputers in the world for scientific simulation, data analysis and artificial intelligence (AI). In development since 2019, the new system takes advantage of the industry-leading HPC workload performance1 offered by the new 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processors to facilitate faster and advanced research in climate, clean energy, semiconductors, microelectronics and quantum information science.

“AMD is extremely proud to work with our strategic partners to push the boundaries of HPC in areas including scientific and environmental research, medical advancements and artificial intelligence,” said Forrest Norrod, senior vice president and general manager, Data Center and Embedded Solutions Business Group. “The new Perlmutter supercomputer from NERSC, will drive the next wave of critical discoveries that help to solve the world’s biggest challenges.”

“Our work with key partners like AMD enables us to significantly increase our computing power and broaden our spectrum of scientific capabilities,” said NERSC Director Sudip Dosanjh. “Perlmutter will enable a larger range of applications than previous NERSC systems and is the first NERSC supercomputer designed from the start to meet the needs of both simulation and data analysis."

Perlmutter, named in honor of Nobel Prize-winning astrophysicist Saul Perlmutter, is being delivered in two phases. Phase 1 is now being deployed and features 1,536 nodes, each with one AMD EPYC 7763 processor and four NVIDIA NVlink-connected A100 Tensor Core GPUs. Phase 1 also includes a 35 PB all-flash Lustre file system that will provide very high-bandwidth storage. Expected later this year, phase 2 will add another 3,072 CPU-only nodes, each with two AMD EPYC 7763 processors and 512 GB of memory per node.

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About AMD
For more than 50 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 and EPYC, are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

1 MLN-086: Based on SPECrate®_fp_base of 4/14/2021, 2x AMD EPYC™ 7763 scored 651 http://spec.org/cpu2017/results/res2021q1/cpu2017-20210219-24944.html; 2x Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8380 scored 472 https://spec.org/cpu2017/results/res2021q2/cpu2017-20210330-25515.html. SPEC®, SPECrate® and SPEC CPU® are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. See www.spec.org for more information.

 


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AMD to Present at Bank of America 2021 Global Technology Conference

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) announced that Dan McNamara, senior vice president and general manager of AMD’s Server Business Unit, will speak at the Bank of America 2021 Global Technology Conference on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 10:45 AM ET/7:45 AM PT.

A real-time video webcast of the presentation can be accessed on AMD’s Investor Relations website ir.amd.com. A replay of the webcast can be accessed within four hours after the conclusion of the live event and will be available for one year after the conference.

About AMD
For more than 50 years, AMD has driven innovation in high-performance computing, graphics and visualization technologies – the building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms and the data center. 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 and the combination 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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AMD Communications
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AMD Investor Relations
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AMD and Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports Team Partner to Power High-Octane Gameplay for a Competitive Edge

– The Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports Team selects AMD Ryzen processors and AMD Radeon
graphics cards as their hardware of choice to power their esports gaming rigs –

– High-framerates and ultra-low latency gameplay give the Mercedes-AMG Petronas
Esports Team an unmatched competitive edge in virtual racing –

SANTA CLARA, Calif. and BRACKLEY, United Kingdom, May 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) and the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports Team, the esports arm of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team, announced a new partnership to empower the team with championship-level computing technologies and performance for competitive virtual racing.

Through the partnership, AMD has equipped the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports Team with the powerful combination of AMD Radeon™ RX 6900 XT Graphics Cards, built upon the groundbreaking AMD RDNA™ 2 gaming architecture, best-in-class AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800X Desktop Processors1, powered by the fastest cores for PC gamers with “Zen 3” core architecture2, and advanced Radeon™ Software to enable the highest framerates and ultra-low-latency gameplay. Optimized for esports gaming, AMD hardware and software technologies will provide the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports Team drivers with ultra-fast click to response times, the smoothest driving experience, and an unmatched competitive edge for virtual racing.

With AMD at the heart of the team’s gaming rigs, AMD Smart Access Memory, AMD Radeon Anti-Lag, AMD FidelityFX Contrast Adaptive Sharpening (CAS), and Ryzen technologies further optimize competitive esports gaming by maximizing performance and delivering an incredibly smooth and responsive gaming experience.

AMD will also contribute gaming systems to a new Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports Training Facility, expected to be launched later in 2021, in Brackley, UK. This world-class esports training facility will provide state-of-the-art AMD-powered gaming equipment to help esports athletes elevate their game to new levels and support the next generation of up-and-coming esports drivers.

This new partnership expands the existing collaboration between AMD and the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team to drive extreme performance, following the successful roll-out of AMD-powered esports gaming rigs for the Mercedes drivers to practice and compete on. This builds upon a multi-year partnership to accelerate the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team, both on and off the racetrack.

“AMD is committed to pushing the boundaries of technology to provide the best possible gaming experiences,” said John Taylor, chief marketing officer at AMD. “The Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports Team share our passion for extreme gaming performance, and we are delighted to provide their professional drivers with the latest high-performance AMD Radeon and Ryzen technologies that deliver high framerates, low latency and the smoothest gaming experiences when it matters most.”

“In the world of competitive esports, milliseconds can define whether you win, or not, like on track,” said James Vowles, Motorsport Strategy Director, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team. “It is crucial to have the very best gaming platform providing the highest framerates, at the lowest latency, without compromising on reliability. The latest AMD-powered gaming platforms will form the foundations to fight for race wins in the virtual world, ensuring that every detail from the virtual world is fed back to our drivers as quickly as possible, and without compromise.”

“I am thrilled by the performance of the AMD system,” said Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports driver Jarno Opmeer. “The increased framerate is terrific, and I can feel the reduced latency — the steering wheel and pedals feedback is much faster. I’m looking forward to pushing myself and my in-game performance even further with the help of AMD this season.”

The Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports Team will implement their AMD-powered racing rigs this spring and use them in virtual competition this season. Visit the team website for more information.

About AMD

For 50 years AMD has driven innovation in high-performance computing, graphics and visualization technologies ― the building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms and the data center. 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) websiteblogFacebook and Twitter pages.

About the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports Team

The Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports Team is the esports team of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team.

Based on the premises of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team, Brackley, a purpose-built esports training center provides the team’s gamers with world class facilities and state-of-the-art equipment from our Esports partners, to develop their skills, train and compete. Being integrated into the Driver-in-Loop Simulator department, where F1 development drivers provide feedback to engineers on a virtual model of the car, the esports program will benefit from transferable elements pertinent to optimizing car set-up and honing race craft.

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1 Testing by AMD performance labs as of 09/01/2020 using Cinebench 1t and Cinebench R20 nt benchmark tests to measure the performance of a Ryzen 7 5800X processor vs a Core i7-10700K, each configured with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2080 Ti graphics, Samsung 970 Pro SSD, 2X8 DDR4-3600, Windows 10 and a Noctua NH-D15s cooler. Results may vary. R5K-043

2 Testing by AMD performance labs as of 09/01/2020 with Ryzen 9 5950X, Ryzen 9 5900X, Ryzen 7 5800X, and Ryzen 5 5600X processors vs a Core i9-10900K configured with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2080 Ti graphics, Samsung 970 Pro SSD, 2X8 DDR4-3600, Windows 10 and a Noctua NH-D15s cooler. Single-core performance evaluated with Cinebench R20 1T benchmark. Results may vary. R5K-004.


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AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su to Keynote COMPUTEX 2021

“AMD Accelerating – The High-Performance Computing Ecosystem” keynote to highlight new leadership products and vision for the future of computing

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced that AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su will keynote COMPUTEX 2021, one of the leading global technology tradeshows focused on the theme of “Building Global Technology Ecosystems” in 2021. Dr. Su will present the AMD vision for the future of computing, including the growing adoption of AMD high-performance computing and graphics solutions in the keynote titled “AMD Accelerating – The High-Performance Computing Ecosystem.” The digital keynote will be livestreamed at 10:00 AM (GMT+8) on Tuesday, June 1 and can be accessed on the COMPUTEX 2021 Hybrid platform as well as AMD.com.

Organized by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), this year’s COMPUTEX is rolling out "COMPUTEX 2021 Hybrid” for the first time by combining onsite events with #COMPUTEXVirtual for a more accessible and comprehensive experience.

To register for COMPUTEX 2021 Hybrid or to view the latest show information, visit www.computextaipei.com.tw. You can watch the AMD COMPUTEX keynote here.

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About AMD

For 50 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) websiteblogFacebook and Twitter pages. 

About COMPUTEX 2021 Hybrid:

As a pioneer in technology, COMPUTEX has been on the forefront in embracing digital transformation. COMPUTEX will launch the Online-Merge-Offline (OMO) exhibition platform "COMPUTEX 2021 Hybrid" in 2021. As the event organizer, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) aims to deliver an exceptional exhibition experience by combining #COMPUTEXVirtual with the onsite exhibition.

About TAITRA

Founded in 1970, TAITRA is Taiwan's foremost nonprofit trade promoting organization. Sponsored by the government and industry organizations, TAITRA assists enterprises to expand their global reach. Headquartered in Taipei, TAITRA has a team of 1,300 specialists and operates 5 local offices in Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Taichung, Tainan and Kaohsiung, as well as 63 branches worldwide. Together with Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC) and Taiwan Trade Center (TTC), TAITRA has formed a global network dedicated to promoting world trade.

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AMD Announces $4 Billion Share Repurchase Program

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced that its Board of Directors approved a new share repurchase program. Under this program, the company intends to repurchase up to $4 billion of outstanding AMD common stock. AMD expects to fund repurchases through cash generated from operations which have been strengthened by the company’s strong operational results.

“Today’s announcement reflects our confidence in AMD’s business and the successful execution of our multi-year growth strategy,” said Dr. Lisa Su, AMD president and CEO. “Our strong financial results and growing cash generation enable us to invest in the business and begin returning capital to our shareholders.”

Under this program, which is designed to return value to AMD stockholders, offset dilution from stock issuances, and reduce share count over time, the company will repurchase stock in the open market. This repurchase program has no termination date and may be suspended or discontinued at any time.

About AMD
For more than 50 years, AMD has driven innovation in high-performance computing, graphics and visualization technologies – the building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms and the data center. 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.

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This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) including those related to AMD’s intended share repurchases and expected shareholder benefits; expected funding through cash generated from operations; AMD’s confidence in its business and successful execution of its multi-year growth strategy; and AMD’s financial results and cash generation,, which are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are commonly identified by words such as "would," "may," "expects," "believes," "plans," "intends," "projects" and other terms with similar meaning. Investors are cautioned that the forward-looking statements in this press release are based on current beliefs, assumptions and expectations, speak only as of the date of this press release and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations. Such statements are subject to certain known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond AMD's control, that could cause actual results and other future events to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied or projected by, the forward-looking information and statements. Material factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include, without limitation, the following: Intel Corporation’s dominance of the microprocessor market and its aggressive business practices; global economic uncertainty; the loss of a significant customer; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on AMD’s business, financial condition and results of operations; the competitive markets in which AMD’s products are sold; quarterly and seasonal sales patterns; market conditions of the industries in which AMD products are sold; the cyclical nature of the semiconductor industry; AMD's ability to adequately protect its technology or other intellectual property; unfavorable currency exchange rate fluctuations; the ability of third party manufacturers to manufacture AMD's products on a timely basis in sufficient quantities and using competitive technologies; the availability of essential equipment, materials, substrates or manufacturing processes; expected manufacturing yields for AMD’s products; AMD's ability to introduce products on a timely basis with features and performance levels that provide value to its customers; AMD's ability to generate revenue from its semi-custom SoC products; potential security vulnerabilities; potential IT outages, data loss, data breaches and cyber-attacks; uncertainties involving the ordering and shipment of AMD’s products; AMD’s reliance on third-party intellectual property to design and introduce new products in a timely manner; AMD's reliance on third-party companies for the design, manufacture and supply of motherboards, software and other computer platform components; AMD's reliance on Microsoft Corporation and other software vendors' support to design and develop software to run on AMD’s products; AMD’s reliance on third-party distributors and add-in-board partners; the impact of modification or interruption of AMD’s internal business processes and information systems; compatibility of AMD’s products with some or all industry-standard software and hardware; costs related to defective products; the efficiency of AMD's supply chain; AMD's ability to rely on third party supply-chain logistics functions; AMD’s ability to effectively control the sales of its products on the gray market; the impact of government actions and regulations such as export administration regulations, tariffs and trade protection measures; AMD’s ability to realize its deferred tax assets; potential tax liabilities; current and future claims and litigation; the impact of environmental laws, conflict minerals-related provisions and other laws or regulations; the impact of acquisitions, joint ventures and/or investments on AMD's business, including the announced acquisition of Xilinx, and the failure to integrate acquired businesses; AMD’s ability to complete the Xilinx merger; the impact of the announcement and pendency of the Xilinx merger on AMD’s business; the impact of any impairment of the combined company’s assets on the combined company’s financial position and results of operation; the restrictions imposed by agreements governing AMD’s notes and the revolving credit facility; AMD's indebtedness; AMD's ability to generate sufficient cash to service its debt obligations or meet its working capital requirements; AMD's ability to repurchase its outstanding debt in the event of a change of control; AMD's ability to generate sufficient revenue and operating cash flow or obtain external financing for research and development or other strategic investments; political, legal, economic risks and natural disasters; future impairments of goodwill and technology license purchases; AMD’s ability to attract and retain qualified personnel; AMD’s stock price volatility; and worldwide political conditions. Investors are urged to review in detail the risks and uncertainties in AMD’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including but not limited to AMD’s most recent reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q.

Media Contact:
Drew Prairie
AMD Communications
512-602-4425
drew.prairie@amd.com 

Investor Contact:
Laura Graves
AMD Investor Relations
408-749-5467
laura.graves@amd.com 


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AMD to Keynote J.P. Morgan’s 49th Annual Global Technology, Media and Communications Conference

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) announced that Dr. Lisa Su, president and CEO, will provide a keynote presentation at the J.P. Morgan 49th Annual Global Technology, Media and Communications Conference on Monday, May 24, 2021 at 8:45 AM ET/5:45 AM PT.

A real-time video webcast of the presentation can be accessed on AMD’s Investor Relations website ir.amd.com. A replay of the webcast can be accessed within four hours after the conclusion of the live event and will be available for one year after the conference.

About AMD
For more than 50 years, AMD has driven innovation in high-performance computing, graphics and visualization technologies – the building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms and the data center. 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 and the combination thereof are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Media Contact:
Drew Prairie
AMD Communications
512-602-4425
drew.prairie@amd.com

Investor Contact:
Laura Graves
AMD Investor Relations
408-306-9157
Laura.Graves@amd.com

        


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