AMD Launches the Opteron Upgrade Program

Enables faster and more cost-effective upgrade to the latest technology

Sunnyvale, California-based AMD has announced today that it has launched a new program that will allow its business customers and partners to easily upgrade their Opteron-based systems to the company's latest processor solutions, without them being required to buy an entire new system. The globally available AMD Opteron Upgrade Program includes the company's 2000 series and 8000 series of dual- and Quad-core Opteron processors, enabling customers to take advantage of up to a 35% discount in price while upgrading to improved performance and energy efficiency.

“AMD Opteron processors have always provided exceptionally long life cycles and consistent platforms,” said John Fruehe, director, Business Development, AMD. “In the current economic environment customers are trying to stretch their IT budgets and to extend the life of their technology investments more than ever, all while improving performance and energy efficiency. This program offers a unique value to our partners and customers, particularly when you consider the enhancements to the 45nm Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor and upcoming six-core ‘Istanbul’ processor.”

AMD has always tried to provide its customers with more products, but also services. The latest announcement comes as proof of the chip maker's commitment to allow its partners and customers to take advantage of the latest technology, including the upcoming six-core Istanbul processors. According to the company, customers and partners can take advantage of a discount of up to 35% in price, with $50 off on 2000 series and $100 off on 8000 series.

The launch of the AMD Opteron Upgrade Program comes at a time when computer users worldwide are looking for new ways to improve their efficiency, while at the same time trying to save on the costs that are related to the adoption of the new technology. Thanks to this program, business users will not only be able to take advantage of the easy upgrade features of the AMD Opteron platforms, but also save on the money they'd be required to spend on this process.

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