AMD Showcases High-Performance Ecosystem Ready for Ryzen꽓 Including PCs and AM4 Motherboards from Technology Partners

New Powerful and Ver짯sa짯ti짯le AM4 Mother짯boards and 쁃ream PCs from Glo짯bal SIs High짯light Breadth of Part짯ner Sup짯port for AMD Ryzen꽓 Pro짯ces짯sors
LAS VEGAS, NV (Mar짯ket짯wired) 01/04/17 2017 Inter짯na짯tio짯nal Con짯su짯mer Elec짯tro짯nics Show (CES) Fol짯lo짯wing glo짯bal exci짯te짯ment gene짯ra짯ted by the reve짯al of new tech짯no짯lo짯gy and per짯for짯mance details of upco짯ming AMD Ryzen꽓 high-per짯for짯mance desk짯top pro짯ces짯sors, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announ짯ced 16 cut짯ting-edge high-per짯for짯mance AM4 mother짯boards from five manu짯fac짯tu짯r짯ers. In addi짯ti짯on, AMD exhi짯bi짯ted Ryzen pro짯ces짯sor-based 쐃xtre짯me per짯for짯mance PC designs from 17 top sys짯tem inte짯gra짯tors across the glo짯be as well as inno짯va짯ti짯ve third-par짯ty CPU coo짯ler designs, demons짯t짯ra짯ting a rea짯dy and robust eco짯sys짯tem for Ryzen CPUs. AMD also expects Ryzen-based designs from all top glo짯bal PC OEMs, with more infor짯ma짯ti짯on on sys짯tems to be reve짯a짯led at launch.

2017 will be an unfor짯gettable year for AMD, its tech짯no짯lo짯gy part짯ners and the PC indus짯try as a who짯le, and we쇑춓e thril짯led to kick off the year at CES by show짯ing wide arrays of high-per짯for짯mance mother짯board and PC designs from our OEM part짯ners for whom the future is Ryzen, said Jim Ander짯son, seni짯or vice pre짯si짯dent and gene짯ral mana짯ger, Com짯pu짯ting and Gra짯phics Group, AMD. AMD and our part짯ners are com짯mit짯ted to sup짯port짯ing enthu짯si짯asts, gamers, and crea짯tors with a new gene짯ra짯ti짯on of com짯pu짯ting inno짯va짯ti짯on and choice through AMD Ryzen pro짯ces짯sor-based mother짯boards, cus짯tom-built PCs, and coo짯lers built to sup짯port the짯se impres짯si짯ve systems.

New Chip짯sets and Motherboards
AMD and its mother짯board part짯ners today debut짯ed a wide array of new mother짯boards from ASRock, Asus, Bio짯star, Giga짯byte, and MSI, all built upon two upco짯ming desk짯top chip짯sets for AMD Ryzen pro짯ces짯sors: the X370 and X300. X370 chip짯set-based mother짯boards are desi짯gned for tho짯se who need the most per짯for짯mance, cut짯ting-edge fea짯tures, and supe짯ri짯or I/O con짯nec짯ti짯vi짯ty from their PCs inclu짯ding sup짯port for over짯clo짯cking1, and dual gra짯phics. For users loo짯king for per짯for짯mance in a more com짯pact size, the X300 chip짯set also fea짯tures an AMD Ryzen-rea짯dy AM4 socket while uti짯li짯zing the mini-ITX size ide짯al for small form fac짯tor PCs. Both chip짯sets take full advan짯ta짯ge of inno짯va짯ti짯ve tech짯no짯lo짯gy fea짯tures including:

  • Dual-chan짯nel DDR4 memory
  • NVMe
  • M.2 SATA devices
  • USB 3.1 Gen 1 and Gen 2
  • PCIe짰 3.0 capa짯bi짯li짯ty2

AM4 chip짯sets pro짯vi짯de dedi짯ca짯ted PCIe lanes for USB, gra짯phics, data and other I/O, pro짯vi짯ding a powerful, sca짯lable and relia짯ble com짯pu짯ting expe짯ri짯ence and brin짯ging the bene짯fit of future-rea짯dy tech짯no짯lo짯gies. Mother짯boards on dis짯play at CES 2017 include:

  • ASRock X370 Tai짯chi, ASRock X370 Gam짯ing K4, ASRock AB350 Gam짯ing K4 & ASRock A320M Pro4
  • Asus B350M
  • Bio짯star X370GT7, Bio짯star X350GT5 & Bio짯star X350GT3
  • Giga짯byte GA-AX370-Gam짯ing K5, Giga짯byte GA-AX370-Gam짯ing 5, Giga짯byte AB350-Gam짯ing 3 & Giga짯byte A320M-HD3
  • MSI A320M Pro-VD, MSI X370 Xpower Gam짯ing Tita짯ni짯um, MSI B350 Toma짯hawk & MSI B350M Mortar

AMD Ryzen pro짯ces짯sor-based PCs
Exem짯pli짯fy짯ing the goal of brin짯ging inno짯va짯ti짯on and com짯pe짯ti짯ti짯on back to desk짯top PCs, AMD and renow짯ned cus짯tom-PC buil짯ders such as Cyber짯power, Main짯gear and Ori짯gin, among짯st others, pre짯sen짯ted an array of 쁡ream PCs based on high-per짯for짯mance AMD Ryzen pro짯ces짯sors. From exo짯tic, cus짯tom water-coo짯led sys짯tems to more refi짯ned, prac짯ti짯cal solu짯ti짯ons, a myri짯ad of PCs incor짯po짯ra짯ting AMD Ryzen pro짯ces짯sors were on dis짯play at CES including:

  • Case짯king
  • CSL Computer
  • Cyber짯Power PC
  • Cyber짯tron PC
  • Ico짯da (Korea)
  • iPa짯son Wuhan
  • Kom짯plett
  • LDLC
  • Main짯gear
  • Mayn Wuhan
  • Medi짯on AG
  • Mind짯fac짯to짯ry
  • Oldi (Rus짯sia)
  • Ori짯gin PC
  • Over짯clo짯ckers UK
  • PC Spe짯cia짯list

New 3rd Par짯ty Ther짯mal Solutions
For enthu짯si짯asts and PC buil짯ders focu짯sed on a pre짯mi짯um, quiet, and effec짯ti짯ve coo짯ling solu짯ti짯on or wis짯hing to over짯clock, AMD is working with 15 top coo짯ler manu짯fac짯tu짯r짯ers and ven짯dors to crea짯te an array of after짯mar짯ket CPU coo짯lers for AM4 pro짯ces짯sors. For ultra-quiet air coo짯ling, Noc짯tua will offer both its NH-D15 and its slim짯mer coun짯ter짯part the NH-U12S. In, addi짯ti짯on, EKWB will offer AM4 sup짯port for its cus짯tom water coo짯ling solutions.

AMD Ryzen pro짯ces짯sor-based PCs, AM4 mother짯boards, and com짯pa짯ti짯ble coo짯ling solu짯ti짯ons are expec짯ted to be available in Q1 2017.

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About AMD
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Such state짯ments are sub짯ject to cer짯tain known and unknown risks and uncer짯tain짯ties, many of which are dif짯fi짯cult to pre짯dict and gene짯ral짯ly bey짯ond AMD셲 con짯trol, that could cau짯se actu짯al results and other future events to dif짯fer mate짯ri짯al짯ly from tho짯se expres짯sed in, or impli짯ed or pro짯jec짯ted by, the for짯ward-loo짯king infor짯ma짯ti짯on and state짯ments. Mate짯ri짯al fac짯tors that could cau짯se actu짯al results to dif짯fer mate짯ri짯al짯ly from cur짯rent expec짯ta짯ti짯ons include, wit짯hout limi짯ta짯ti짯on, the fol짯lo짯wing: Intel Corporation셲 domi짯nan짯ce of the micro짯pro짯ces짯sor mar짯ket and its aggres짯si짯ve busi짯ness prac짯ti짯ces may limit AMD셲 abili짯ty to com짯pe짯te effec짯tively; AMD is par짯ty to a wafer sup짯p짯ly agree짯ment with GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. (GF) with obli짯ga짯ti짯ons to manu짯fac짯tu짯re pro짯ducts at GF with cer짯tain excep짯ti짯ons. If GF is not able to satis짯fy AMD셲 manu짯fac짯tu짯ring requi짯re짯ments, its busi짯ness could be adver짯se짯ly impac짯ted; AMD reli짯es on third par짯ties to manu짯fac짯tu짯re its pro짯ducts, and if they are unable to do so on a time짯ly basis in suf짯fi짯ci짯ent quan짯ti짯ties and using com짯pe짯ti짯ti짯ve tech짯no짯lo짯gies, AMD셲 busi짯ness could be mate짯ri짯al짯ly adver짯se짯ly affec짯ted; fail짯ure to achie짯ve expec짯ted manu짯fac짯tu짯ring yields for AMD셲 pro짯ducts could nega짯tively impact its finan짯cial results; the suc짯cess of AMD셲 busi짯ness is depen짯dent upon its abili짯ty to intro짯du짯ce pro짯ducts on a time짯ly basis with fea짯tures and per짯for짯mance levels that pro짯vi짯de value to its cus짯to짯mers while sup짯port짯ing and coin짯ci짯ding with signi짯fi짯cant indus짯try tran짯si짯ti짯ons; if AMD can짯not gene짯ra짯te suf짯fi짯ci짯ent reve짯nue and ope짯ra짯ting cash flow or obtain exter짯nal finan짯cing, it may face a cash short짯fall and be unable to make all of its plan짯ned invest짯ments in rese짯arch and deve짯lo짯p짯ment or other stra짯te짯gic invest짯ments; the loss of a signi짯fi짯cant cus짯to짯mer may have a mate짯ri짯al adver짯se effect on AMD; AMD셲 receipt of reve짯nue from its semi-cus짯tom SoC pro짯ducts is depen짯dent upon its tech짯no짯lo짯gy being desi짯gned into third-par짯ty pro짯ducts and the suc짯cess of tho짯se pro짯ducts; glo짯bal eco짯no짯mic uncer짯tain짯ty may adver짯se짯ly impact AMD셲 busi짯ness and ope짯ra짯ting results; the mar짯kets in which AMD셲 pro짯ducts are sold are high짯ly com짯pe짯ti짯ti짯ve; AMD may not be able to gene짯ra짯te suf짯fi짯ci짯ent cash to ser짯vice its debt obli짯ga짯ti짯ons or meet its working capi짯tal requi짯re짯ments; AMD has a sub짯stan짯ti짯al amount of indeb짯ted짯ness which could adver짯se짯ly affect its finan짯cial posi짯ti짯on and pre짯vent it from imple짯men짯ting its stra짯tegy or ful짯fil짯ling its con짯trac짯tu짯al obli짯ga짯ti짯ons; the agree짯ments gover짯ning AMD셲 notes and the secu짯red revol짯ving line of cre짯dit (Secu짯red Revol짯ving Line of Cre짯dit) impo짯se rest짯ric짯tions on AMD that may adver짯se짯ly affect its abili짯ty to ope짯ra짯te its busi짯ness; uncer짯tain짯ties invol짯ving the orde짯ring and ship짯ment of AMD셲 pro짯ducts could mate짯ri짯al짯ly adver짯se짯ly affect it; the demand for AMD셲 pro짯ducts depends in part on the mar짯ket con짯di짯ti짯ons in the indus짯tries into which they are sold. 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1 AMD셲 pro짯duct war짯ran짯ty does not cover dama짯ges cau짯sed by over짯clo짯cking, even when over짯clo짯cking is enab짯led via AMD hard짯ware and/or soft짯ware. GD-26
2 Pen짯ding PCIe짰 certification