Gateway Servers to Offer New Quad-Core AMD Opteron(TM) Processors

Increased performance and improved energy consumption provide Gateway's customers with leading technology and offer cost saving benefits

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gateway, Inc. (NYSE: GTW), the nation's third largest PC vendor, will offer the powerful new Quad-Core AMD Opteron(TM) processors in its entry-level tower server and complete line of rackmount servers.

The new AMD (NYSE: AMD) processors feature four cores on one piece of silicon in the same thermal envelopes as the previous generation of dual-core AMD Opteron processors, for an increase in performance without an increase in heat generation. AMD's revolutionary Direct Connect Architecture allows the processors to be connected directly to one another and an I/O and memory controller to be directly connected to each processor. The new processors' improved energy efficiency features help control operational costs of data centers by reducing processor power consumption, thereby reducing heat generation and decreasing the strain on cooling systems.

"Our customers have been extremely pleased with our previous AMD Opteron processor-based servers," said Tim Diefenthaler, Gateway senior director, professional product management. "Once again, AMD is bringing leading-edge technology with significant benefits to our servers and, ultimately, our customers."

The new Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors will be offered on the Gateway E-9232T tower server, and the E-9722R, E-9522R and E-9422R rackmount servers.

The Gateway E-9232T features a low price point and compelling technologies, making it an affordable, yet powerful server that can help small- and medium-sized businesses run efficiently and securely.

Gateway's 1U, 2U and 3U rackmount servers, the E-9422R, E-9522R and E-9722R, include leading improved serviceability, integrated RAID, Gateway Lights Out (GLO) system management and optional low-cost remote control K/V/M (keyboard, video, mouse). They also support both SAS and SATA II hard drives in the same system. Their powerful technologies and scalability features make them ideal for large, demanding office environments, but they are also cost- effective solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses. In March, the Gateway E-9722R server won the prestigious Best of FOSE Award in the enterprise hardware category.

"We're pleased to work with Gateway to help bring advanced technology with increased performance and cost savings to their business customers," said Patrick Patla, Director of Product Management, Server/Workstation Division, AMD. "Our new Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors operate within the same socket and thermal envelopes as our current generation of dual-core processors. Customers not only get increased performance, but also increased energy efficiencies, which help reduce power consumption. This advantage can be quite significant in today's demanding server environments."

Professional Services

In addition, Gateway Professional Services deliver enterprise-level expertise to help professionals maximize the value of their technology resources. Offerings include:

    -- Network planning and implementation
    -- Backup and disaster recovery
    -- Data and application migration
    -- Server virtualization
    -- Citrix(R) implementation
    -- Hitachi SAN implementation
    -- Server consolidation and clustering

North America Based Telephone Technical Support

While many PC vendors go off-shore to save service costs, Gateway's telephone technical support for U.S. customers is 100-percent based in North America. Customers are assured their calls are handled by knowledgeable, experienced, well-trained and dedicated support agents close to home(1).

Pricing and Availability

For more information on Gateway products, customers can visit or call 1-800-GATEWAY. Solution providers and value added resellers (VARs) interested in partnering with Gateway through the ProNet Partner Program can find more information at

About Gateway

Since its founding in 1985, Irvine, Calif.-based Gateway (NYSE: GTW) has been a technology pioneer, offering award-winning PCs, servers and related products to consumers, businesses, government agencies and schools. Gateway is the fourth largest PC company in the U.S. and among the top ten worldwide. The company's value-based eMachines brand is sold exclusively by leading retailers worldwide, while the premium Gateway line is available at major retailers, over the web and phone, and through its direct and indirect sales force. See for more information.

(1) Service methods subject to change without notice or obligation.

(C)2007 Gateway, Inc. Gateway terms and conditions of sale apply. Trademarks used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Gateway, Inc. in the United States and other countries. AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, AMD Opteron and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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