AMD and Microsoft Announce New 15 Inch Thin and Light Microsoft® Surface® Laptop 3

 – Micro­soft® Sur­face® Lap­top 3 fea­tures the most power­ful AMD mobi­le pro­ces­sors for ultrat­h­in lap­tops ever1 

NEW YORK, Oct. 02, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) and Micro­soft announ­ced the first-ever 15-inch Micro­soft Sur­face Lap­top powe­red by new AMD Ryzen™ Micro­soft Sur­face Edi­ti­on pro­ces­sors. A signi­fi­cant, mul­ti-year co-engi­nee­ring pro­gram bet­ween AMD and Micro­soft at the sili­con, plat­form, and soft­ware levels crea­ted this 15” Micro­soft® Sur­face® Lap­top 3 with a per­fect balan­ce of per­for­mance, bat­te­ry life, and sleek and light­weight design. Com­bi­ning world-class com­pu­te and gra­phics per­for­mance with a ful­ly opti­mi­zed, rear­chi­tec­ted sys­tem soft­ware stack inclu­ding AMD Rade­on Free­Sync™ dis­play tech­no­lo­gy2, Micro­soft® Sur­face® Lap­top 3 is desi­gned for crea­ti­ve pro­fes­sio­nals, stu­dents, gamers on the go, and busi­ness users who value the lar­ge screen expe­ri­ence along­side por­ta­bi­li­ty. The cus­tom AMD Ryzen Micro­soft Sur­face Edi­ti­on pro­ces­sors and opti­mi­zed soft­ware high­light the latest examp­le in the mul­ti-year col­la­bo­ra­ti­on bet­ween AMD and Micro­soft, first estab­lis­hed more than a deca­de ago for the Micro­soft Xbox and now span­ning from Azu­re to Sur­face to xCloud and Pro­ject Scar­lett.

With AMD Ryzen Micro­soft Sur­face Edi­ti­on pro­ces­sors, AMD brings to mar­ket the most power­ful mobi­le pro­ces­sors for ultrat­h­in lap­tops we ever crea­ted1,” said Rick Berg­man, exe­cu­ti­ve vice pre­si­dent, com­pu­ting and gra­phics busi­ness group, AMD. “The AMD-powe­red Micro­soft® Sur­face® Lap­top 3 deli­vers pre­mi­um craft­s­manship only AMD could help bring to life, com­bi­ning a 15-inch lap­top with a cus­to­mi­zed 15W pro­ces­sor to crea­te a device that packs all the power and visu­al expe­ri­en­ces of a lar­ge screen with the bene­fits of an ultra-thin, 3.4 pounds device. Wide­ly reco­gni­zed for offe­ring world-class CPU and GPU per­for­mance, AMD is plea­sed to part­ner with Micro­soft and con­ti­nue brin­ging inno­va­ti­on to the mar­ket.”

When loo­king for the right pro­ces­sor to power the all new Micro­soft® Sur­face® Lap­top 3, we wan­ted the best gra­phics per­for­mance in a sin­gle pro­ces­sor. AMD immedia­te­ly came to mind given our suc­cess­ful histo­ry of col­la­bo­ra­ti­on brin­ging world class gra­phics per­for­mance to the Xbox,” said Pavan Davu­lu­ri, Dis­tin­guis­hed Engi­neer, Micro­soft Cor­po­ra­ti­on, Micro­soft devices group. “Through our long-term part­ners­hip with AMD, which demons­tra­tes pro­cess capa­bi­li­ties at the fore­front of the indus­try, we’re brin­ging advan­ced com­pu­ting expe­ri­en­ces and striking inno­va­ti­on to Micro­soft® Sur­face® Lap­top 3.”

Read more about AMD and Microsoft’s mul­ti-year jour­ney to bring Micro­soft® Sur­face® Lap­top 3 to life on the AMD blog and Micro­soft Win­dows Blog.

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Cau­tio­na­ry State­ment
This press release con­tains for­ward-loo­king state­ments con­cer­ning Micro­soft® Sur­face® Lap­top 3, 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,” “intends,” “belie­ves,” “expects,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “seeks,” “intends,” “plans,” “pro for­ma,” “esti­ma­tes,” “anti­ci­pa­tes,” or the nega­ti­ve of the­se words and phra­ses, other varia­ti­ons of the­se words and phra­ses or com­pa­ra­ble ter­mi­no­lo­gy. Inves­tors are cau­tio­ned that the for­ward-loo­king state­ments in this docu­ment are based on cur­rent beliefs, assump­ti­ons and expec­ta­ti­ons, speak only as of the date of this docu­ment 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 may limit AMD’s abi­li­ty to com­pe­te effec­tively; AMD has a wafer sup­ply agree­ment with GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. (GF) with obli­ga­ti­ons to purcha­se all of its micro­pro­ces­sor and APU pro­duct requi­re­ments, and a cer­tain por­ti­on of its GPU pro­duct requi­re­ments, manu­fac­tu­red at pro­cess nodes lar­ger than 7 nano­me­ter from GF with limi­ted excep­ti­ons. If GF is not able to satisfy AMD’s manu­fac­tu­ring requi­re­ments, AMD’s busi­ness could be adver­se­ly impac­ted; AMD reli­es on third par­ties to manu­fac­tu­re its pro­ducts, and if they are unab­le to do so on a time­ly basis in suf­fi­ci­ent quan­ti­ties and using com­pe­ti­ti­ve tech­no­lo­gies, AMD’s busi­ness could be mate­ri­al­ly adver­se­ly affec­ted; fail­u­re to achie­ve expec­ted manu­fac­tu­ring yiel­ds for AMD’s pro­ducts could nega­tively impact its finan­cial results; the suc­cess of AMD’s busi­ness is depen­dent upon its abi­li­ty to intro­du­ce pro­ducts on a time­ly basis with fea­tures and per­for­mance levels that pro­vi­de value to its cus­to­mers while sup­por­ting and coin­ci­ding with signi­fi­cant indus­try tran­si­ti­ons; if AMD can­not gene­ra­te suf­fi­ci­ent reve­nue and ope­ra­ting cash flow or obtain exter­nal finan­cing, it may face a cash short­fall and be unab­le to make all of its plan­ned invest­ments in rese­arch and deve­lo­p­ment or other stra­te­gic invest­ments; the loss of a signi­fi­cant cus­to­mer may have a mate­ri­al adver­se effect on AMD; AMD’s rece­i­pt of reve­nue from its semi-cus­tom SoC pro­ducts is depen­dent upon its tech­no­lo­gy being desi­gned into third-par­ty pro­ducts and the suc­cess of tho­se pro­ducts; glo­bal eco­no­mic and mar­ket uncer­tain­ty may adver­se­ly impact AMD’s busi­ness and ope­ra­ting results; AMD’s pro­ducts may be sub­ject to secu­ri­ty vul­nera­bi­li­ties that could have a mate­ri­al adver­se effect on AMD; IT outa­ges, data loss, data breaches and cyber-attacks could com­pro­mi­se AMD’s intel­lec­tu­al pro­per­ty or other sen­si­ti­ve infor­ma­ti­on, be cos­t­ly to reme­dia­te and cau­se signi­fi­cant dama­ge to its busi­ness, repu­ta­ti­on and ope­ra­ti­ons; AMD’s ope­ra­ting results are sub­ject to quar­ter­ly and sea­so­nal sales pat­terns; AMD may not be able to gene­ra­te suf­fi­ci­ent cash to ser­vice its debt obli­ga­ti­ons or meet its working capi­tal requi­re­ments; AMD has a lar­ge amount of indeb­ted­ness which could adver­se­ly affect its finan­cial posi­ti­on and pre­vent it from imple­men­ting its stra­te­gy or ful­fil­ling its con­trac­tu­al obli­ga­ti­ons; the agree­ments gover­ning AMD’s notes and the Secu­red Revol­ving Line of Credit impo­se restric­tions on AMD that may adver­se­ly affect AMD’s abi­li­ty to ope­ra­te its busi­ness; the mar­kets in which AMD’s pro­ducts are sold are high­ly com­pe­ti­ti­ve; AMD’s world­wi­de ope­ra­ti­ons are sub­ject to poli­ti­cal, legal and eco­no­mic risks and natu­ral dis­as­ters, which could have a mate­ri­al adver­se effect on it; the con­ver­si­on of the 2.125% Con­ver­ti­ble Seni­or Notes due 2026 may dilu­te the owners­hip inte­rest of AMD’s exis­ting stock­hol­ders, or may other­wi­se depress the pri­ce of its com­mon stock; uncer­tain­ties invol­ving the orde­ring and ship­ment of AMD’s pro­ducts could mate­ri­al­ly adver­se­ly affect it; the demand for AMD’s pro­ducts depends in part on the mar­ket con­di­ti­ons in the indus­tries into which they are sold. Fluc­tua­tions in demand for AMD’s pro­ducts or a mar­ket decli­ne in any of the­se indus­tries could have a mate­ri­al adver­se effect on its results of ope­ra­ti­ons; AMD’s abi­li­ty to design and intro­du­ce new pro­ducts in a time­ly man­ner is depen­dent upon third-par­ty intel­lec­tu­al pro­per­ty; AMD depends on third-par­ty com­pa­nies for the design, manu­fac­tu­re and sup­ply of mother­boards, soft­ware and other com­pu­ter plat­form com­pon­ents to sup­port its busi­ness; if AMD loses Micro­soft Corporation’s sup­port for its pro­ducts or other soft­ware ven­dors do not design and deve­lop soft­ware to run on AMD’s pro­ducts, its abi­li­ty to sell its pro­ducts could be mate­ri­al­ly adver­se­ly affec­ted; and AMD’s reli­an­ce on third-par­ty dis­tri­bu­tors and add-in-board part­ners sub­jects it to cer­tain risks. 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 Quar­ter­ly Report on Form 10‑Q for the quar­ter ended June 29, 2019.

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:AMDweb­siteblogFace­book and Twit­ter pages. 


1 Preli­mi­na­ry tes­ting is not a gua­ran­tee of final per­for­mance. Spe­ci­fic spe­ci­fi­ca­ti­ons are based on a pre-pro­duc­tion part and are sub­ject to chan­ge when final pro­duct is released in mar­ket. Based on AMD Labs tes­ting in Sep­tem­ber 2019, using 3DMark®11 Per­for­mance, 3DMark® Times­py. Ultrat­h­in lap­top defi­ned as max 20 mm Z height and a TDP of 15W. Per­for­mance results may vary. 3DMark is a regis­tered trade­mark of Future­mark Cor­po­ra­ti­on.

2 Rade­on Free­Sync tech­no­lo­gy requi­res a moni­tor and AMD Rade­on™ gra­phics, both with Free­Sync sup­port. See for com­ple­te details. Con­firm capa­bi­li­ty with your sys­tem manu­fac­tu­rer befo­re purcha­se. GD-127