# World-Record Breaking 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ Processor – Pre-Sales Begin Today with Initial Availability Aug. 13
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World-Record Breaking 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ Processor – Pre-Sales Begin Today with Initial Availability Aug. 13

(August 06, 2018)

— Over 80 Global Retailers and System Integrators offer Immediate Pre-Order Opportunities of flagship 32-core, 64-thread 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX Worldwide —

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced immediate worldwide pre-order availability from over 80 global etailers and system integrators for the highly anticipated flagship 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper desktop processor. Breaking the world-record Cinebench R15 multi-threaded CPU test with the highest benchmark scores in the single-socket desktop processor category, the 32-core, 64-thread 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX is designed for professional content creators, developers, and PC enthusiasts. The 2nd Gen line-up features four total processor models coming to market in 2018, all of which are built on the 12nm “Zen+” core architecture, include the unique 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen processor feature set, and are compatible with existing and new X399 motherboards. With the 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX and 2970WX processors, AMD adds the new Ryzen Threadripper WX Series above the existing Ryzen Threadripper X Series processors, meeting creators’ demands for the ultimate desktop computing power for the most intense workloads.

“We created a new standard for the HEDT market when we launched our first Ryzen Threadripper processors a year ago, delivering a ground-breaking level of computing power for the world’s most demanding PC users,” said Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager, Computing and Graphics Business Group, AMD. “Our goal with 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper processors was to push the performance boundaries even further and continue innovating at the bleeding edge. Beginning on August 13, creators, enthusiasts, and gamers everywhere will get to experience the benefits of these new products.”

During an event in front of global press, industry analysts, and partners last month, 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX processors were put through their paces and have already broken world recordsin the Cinebench R15 multi-threaded CPU test. The AMD Ryzen Overclocking Team managed to push the 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX CPU to over 5.1GHz on liquid nitrogen, achieving record breaking performance with a score of 7,618, beating the current single socket record set by the competition’s Core i9-7980XE CPU at 5,828 points. The freely available Ryzen Master Software utility gives broad control of CPU2 settings allowing users to squeeze every drop of performance from their CPU.



2nd Generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper Desktop Processors Line-up
Following an aggressive 2018 roll out of global award-winning Ryzen mainstream desktop processors, the 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper processor line-up is tailored to the needs of creators and gamers.

 MODEL CORES/
 THREADS
 BOOST/ BASE
 FREQUENCY
 (GHZ)

 L3$
 (MB)
 TDP
 (WATTS)
 PCIe®
 Gen 3.0
 LANES
 SEP
 (USD)
 EXPECTED
 AVAILABILITY
 AMD Ryzen™
 Threadripper™
 2990WX
 32/64 4.2/3.0 64 250W64$1,799Aug. 13, 2018
 AMD Ryzen™
 Threadripper™
 2970WX
 24/48 4.2/3.0 64 250W64$1,299October 2018
 AMD Ryzen™
 Threadripper™
 2950X
 16/32 4.4/3.5 32 180W64$899Aug. 31, 2018
 AMD Ryzen™
 Threadripper™
 2920X
 12/24 4.3/3.5 32 180W64$649October 2018

Ecosystem Readiness
All 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors support the SocketTR4 platform, sporting sixty-four PCIe® Gen 3.0 lanes, and quad channel DDR4 memory with ECC support3. All 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPUs are supported by a full ecosystem of new and existing X399 platforms at launch, with designs already available from top motherboard manufacturers including ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI. Along with the broad selection of motherboards, the SocketTR4 platform supports a wide range of new and existing cooling solutions, including the new Wraith Ripper air-cooler showcased at Computex 2018. This cooler is now available from CoolerMaster and features compatibility with the SocketTR4 platform and all 1st Gen and 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper processors.

Availability
For customers eagerly waiting for 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper desktop processors, etailers around the world are primed to begin taking pre-orders beginning today, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, for the 32-core, 64-thread AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX. A complete list of participating retailers and launch information can be found on www.AMD.com. The 16-core, 32-thread AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X CPU is expected to launch on Aug. 31, 2018 and the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX and 2920X models are slated for launch in October 2018.

At Siggraph 2018 in Vancouver, British Columbia, the globally acclaimed annual conference for creators kicking off on Aug. 12, AMD will host compelling demonstrations highlighting the possibilities enabled by the 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper processors for computer professionals – Booth 1101.

Customer & Partner Support
“At Fox VFX Lab we use AMD technology extensively. Our workstations are custom built, based on water cooled Ryzen Threadripper processors. Unreal engine artists easily peg every core at 100% during lightmass calculations,” said Ron Fischer, Director of Information Technology, Fox VFX Lab. “We work in real-time at the front of the production pipeline, and things move very quickly here, at the speed of imagination. AMD helps keep the pace as we define the future of virtual filmmaking.” 

“From film, TV, animation and motion graphics to art design & visual development, Jellyfish Pictures’ focus is delivering uncompromised creative artwork to the world,” said Jeremy Smith, CTO at Jellyfish Pictures. “Our goal is to empower creative professionals to freely imagine, design, build and create without limitations, and with AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper we know we are offering unrivaled high-performance computing technology.”

Supporting Resources

About AMD
For more than 45 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.                                                                                            

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Cautionary Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) including the features, functionality, availability, timing and expected benefits of AMD’s current and future products, including 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ processors, 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 GF with obligations to purchase all of its microprocessor and APU product requirements, and a certain portion of its GPU product requirements, from GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. (GF) with limited exceptions. If GF is not able to satisfy AMD’s manufacturing requirements, its 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; AMD products may be subject to security vulnerabilities that could have a material adverse effect on AMD; 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 and reputation; AMD’s operating results are subject to quarterly and seasonal sales patterns; global economic uncertainty may adversely impact AMD’s business and operating results; 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 its ability to operate its business; the markets in which AMD’s products are sold are highly competitive; AMD's issuance to West Coast Hitech L.P. (WCH) of warrants to purchase 75 million shares of its common stock, if and when exercised, will dilute the ownership interests of its existing stockholders, and the conversion of the 2.125% Convertible Senior Notes due 2026 may dilute the ownership interest of its 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 AIB 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 30, 2018.

1 AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX CPU and the AMD Ryzen OC team achieved the highest benchmark score in the single socket desktop CPU category in the following benchmarks:

System configuration:

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX 32/64T CPU
  • ASUS ROG ZENITH EXTREME X399 motherboard
  • 4x8GB Gskill DDR4-3200 memory (running at DDR4-3400 CL16-16-16-36)
  • AMD Radeon RX 460 Graphics Card
  • Liquid Nitrogen CPU cooling, -196C
  • 512GB M2 NVME drive
  • 1600W Power Supply

2 Overclocking AMD processors, including without limitation, altering clock frequencies / multipliers or memory timing / voltage, to operate beyond their stock specifications will void any applicable AMD product warranty, even when such overclocking is enabled via AMD hardware and/or software. This may also void warranties offered by the system manufacturer or retailer. Users assume all risks and liabilities that may arise out of overclocking AMD processors, including, without limitation, failure of or damage to hardware, reduced system performance and/or data loss, corruption or vulnerability. GD-106
3 ECC memory available only when enabled by the motherboard manufacturer. Check with your system provider for details and availability. GD-132.

Contact:
Sophia Hong
AMD Communications
(512) 917-9998
sophia.hong@amd.com

Laura Graves
AMD Investor Relations
(408) 749-5467
Laura.Graves@amd.com


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