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AMD Extends Energy Efficient Leadership with 45-Watt Dual-Core AMD Athlon(tm) X2 Processors


- New Desktop Processors Can Cut Power Consumption, Deliver High Performance for Pennies a Day -



SUNNYVALE, Calif. - April 23, 2008 - Building on its long-term leadership in promoting energy efficient computing for both consumer and business solutions, AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced two new 45-watt processors, the Energy Efficient AMD Athlon(tm) X2 4450e and AMD Athlon X2 4050e. Designed for mainstream and enthusiast power users who run multiple processor-intensive applications, these desktop processors can reduce power consumption by nearly 30% when compared to previous generation AMD processors for greater performance-per-watt over AMD's standard power desktop processors without compromising performance.

"As energy efficiency becomes more top of mind for consumers and businesses, AMD solutions like the Energy Efficient AMD Athlon X2 4450e and AMD Athlon X2 4050e processors stand out as smart - and cost effective - choices," said Leslie Sobon, director of product and brand management, Desktop Division, AMD. "These processors reflect the latest efforts by AMD to stay in front of efficient computing developments, providing processors that help enable our industry partners to build systems that meet new ENERGY STAR(r) computer specifications."

AMD's commitment to efficiency and energy conservation has been a key driver of its innovation for years, with the introduction of Direct Connect Architecture and the concept of "performance-per-watt." The line of energy-efficient 45-watt processors is designed to help reduce the noise and heat emitted from systems and offer a quiet, more pleasant computing experience. When paired with the AMD 780G chipset, Energy Efficient AMD Athlon X2 4450e and AMD Athlon X2 4050e processors can reduce power consumption at idle or during low usage, while helping to assure peak power efficiency for power-efficient processing.

With Energy Efficient AMD Athlon X2 processors, the ability to multitask - create digital content while checking email, for example - allows users to do more in less time, using less energy. In fact, AMD Athlon dual core 45 watt processors can use only a nickel's worth of energy a day.

Today's announcement reflects AMD's commitment to energy efficient computing, which furthers its long standing dedication to corporate environmental responsibility, with other efforts including:

* AMD's Global Climate Protection Plan outlines strategies to minimize the potential impact of our operations on global climate change. In 2008, AMD exceeded its goal of reducing its greenhouse emissions by 40
percent.

* Through its DTX specification, AMD is enabling broader adoption of small form factor (SFF) PCs. This specification helps OEMs and system builders to bring to market innovative solutions that are small, quiet
and offer a more pleasant experience in the office or home.

* In 2005, AMD Cool'n'Quiet(tm) technology received special recognition from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in recognition of its advances in energy efficient computing technologies.



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And a 4450 is powerful enough to still run all of the latest programs and games.  AMD's Phenom X4s may be power hungry, but their dual cores really are incredibly efficient. 

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my 6000+ sure isn't, it easts at least 90Watts-130 watts. Mainly because it is 90nm (the 60nm parts came out 2 months after i bought my 6000+ :( )

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They need a lot of juice to hit 3Ghz, sure.  But in the lower 2ghz range the efficieny is excellent.

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