AMD Expands Elite Mobility APU Line-Up With New Quad-Core Processor

4. Power projections based on calculations carried out by AMD Performance Labs measuring total system and individual component power at Windows Idle and under various system loads while web browsing and/or viewing a 9:57 minute online video in h.264 format, viewed at 1080P setting at 100 nits. The AMD "Larne" reference platform is projected to measure APU power at 1.2 W at idle, 1.40 W during web browsing, 2.35 W during video playback and 0.02 W during a system S3 "sleep" state. Total system power for the reference platform is projected at 2.8 W at idle, 3.7 W during web browsing, 5.3 W during video playback and 0.07 W during a system S3 "sleep" state. Battery life calculations were derived using a 35Whr battery pack at 98 percent utilization. The power projections are based on the "Larne" reference system with a configuration including the A4-1200 Dual Core 1.0GHz APU, AMD Radeon™ HD 8180 series graphics, 2GB DDR3-1066 system memory and Microsoft Windows 8. TEM-1

5. Power measurements carried out by AMD Performance Labs measuring total system and individual component power while web browsing and viewing a local video playback viewed at 1080P and screen brightness of 100 nits. Total system power was 5.1W for video playback 4.2W for web browsing. The Intel system measured a total system power consumption of 7.3W for video playback and 6.1W for web browsing. Battery life calculations for both platforms were derived using a 33Whr battery pack with 96 percent utilization and showed AMD battery life of 6.2 hours for video playback and 7.6 hours for web browsing. The Intel system calculated battery life of at 4.3 hours of video playback and 5.3 hours of web browsing. The systems tested are the AMD "Larne" reference system with a configuration including the A6-1450 1.0GHz APU with Radeon™ HD 8250 series graphics, 4GB DDR3-1066 system memory and Microsoft Windows 8, and the Acer Iconia W700-6607 with an Intel Core i3-3217U 1.8GHz, Intel integrated graphics, 4GB DDR3 system memory and Microsoft Windows 8. AMD tests were performed on optimized AMD reference systems; PC manufacturers may vary their configuration yielding different results. TEM-24

6. Test conducted in AMD Performance Labs using FutureMark 3DMark for Windows 8 Ice Storm Test as a metric for GPU performance. The AMD A4-1200 APU-based system scored 11,920 while the Intel Atom Z2760 based system scored 2431. The platforms tested were the "Larne" reference platform with an AMD A4-1200 Dual Core 1.0GHz APU, AMD Radeon™ HD 8180 series graphics, 2GB DDR3-1066 system memory and Microsoft Windows 8, versus an Acer ICONIA W510-1666 with an Intel Atom Z2760 1.5GHz CPU, Intel integrated graphics, 2GB DDR3-1066 system memory and Microsoft Windows 8. TEM-18

7. AMD Start Now technology is a BIOS optimized solution designed to deliver better system responsiveness by minimizing the time to wake up the system from sleep mode, boot the system to desktop and connect to a wireless local area network. Actual times will vary based on operating system, APU, driver, disk drive and memory speed. AMD Start Now technology is available with select AMD APUs when running Windows 7 or Windows 8. Check with your component or system manufacturer or retailer for specific model capabilities.

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This Press Release contains forward-looking statements concerning AMD, its AMD Elite quad core APU and the timing of AMD's future products, 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 "believes, "expects," "may," "will," "should," "seeks," "intends," "pro forma," "estimates," "anticipates," "plans," "projects," and other terms with similar meaning. Investors are cautioned that the forward-looking statements in this release are based on current beliefs, assumptions and expectations, speak only as of the date of this release and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations. Risks include the possibility that Intel Corp.'s pricing, marketing and rebating programs, product bundling, standard setting, new product introductions or other activities may negatively impact the company's plans that the company will require additional funding and may be unable to raise sufficient capital on favorable terms, or at all; that customers stop buying the company's products or materially reduce their operations or demand for the company's products; that the company may be unable to develop, launch and ramp new products and technologies in the volumes that are required by the market at mature yields on a timely basis; that the company's third party foundry suppliers will be unable to transition the company's products to advanced manufacturing process technologies in a timely and effective way or to manufacture the company's products on a timely basis in sufficient quantities and using competitive process technologies; that the company will be unable to obtain sufficient manufacturing capacity or components to meet demand for its products or will not fully utilize its projected manufacturing capacity needs at GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF) microprocessor manufacturing facilities; that the company's requirements for wafers will be less than the fixed number of wafers that it agreed to purchase from GF or GF encounters problems that significantly reduce the number of functional die it receives from each wafer; that the company is unable to successfully implement its long-term business strategy; that the company inaccurately estimates the quantity or type of products that its customers will want in the future or will ultimately end up purchasing, resulting in excess or obsolete inventory; that the company is unable to manage the risks related to the use of its third-party distributors and add-in-board (AIB) partners or offer the appropriate incentives to focus them on the sale of the company's products; that the company may be unable to maintain the level of investment in research and development that is required to remain competitive; that there may be unexpected variations in market growth and demand for the company's products and technologies in light of the product mix that it may have available at any particular time; that global business and economic conditions, including PC market conditions, will not improve or will worsen; that demand for computers will be lower than currently expected; and the effect of political or economic instability, domestically or internationally, on the company's sales or supply chain. Investors are urged to review in detail the risks and uncertainties in the company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including but not limited to the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 29, 2013

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