SUNNYVALE, CA — December 6, 2004 —AMD today announced the editors of Maximum PC magazine have named the AMD Athlon™ 64 FX-55 processor ‘Best CPU’ as part of the publication’s ‘Gear of the Year’ awards. Maximum PC recognized the AMD Athlon 64 FX processor for its unparalleled performance and stellar gaming benchmarks. Currently in its ninth year of existence, Maximum PC’s editorial board gives the ‘Gear of the Year’ awards for products that the magazine has tested and verified as the best of breed for the year. The 2004 ‘Gear of the Year’ awards are featured in the magazine’s December issue currently available online and on newsstands.

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