SUNNYVALE, Calif., – Dec. 13, 2005 – AMD has been validated as the victor in its dual-core duel challenge issued in August. Thanks to the true dual-core technology from AMD available today, the Dual-Core AMD Opteron(tm) processor leads in key published industry-standard benchmarks as well as holding a significant lead in overall performance-per-watt versus its competitor’s products.  Details about the challenge and results are viewable at

“Based on our growing market share and momentum among Global 2000 companies, it is evident that enterprises are demanding the performance and performance-per-watt that can be delivered by the innovative Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor with Direct Connect Architecture,” said Marty Seyer, senior vice president, commercial and performance computing, AMD. “The performance benchmarks are in and our competitor’s lack of response to our challenge is further validation of AMD’s multi-core leadership.”
The full press release is here.