AMD Ships its 500 Millionth x86 Processor, Will Give Away 4 Notebooks to Celebrate


It's been a wild ride for the x86 architecture, which has managed to stay relevant for over 31 years. During that time, AMD has sold a boatload of x86 chips, with today marking the shipment of the chip maker's 500 millionth x86 CPU. This occurred while AMD was celebrating its 40th anniversary.

"AMD's 40th anniversary is a testimonial to our longevity, our employees, our customers, and our unique business approach," AMD wrote on a webpage dedicated to the milestone.

As a "reward to the loyal customers who helped AMD reach this milestone," the chip maker is giving away four HP Pavilion dv2z notebooks via a contest. To enter:

  • Follow AMD on Twitter (@ AMD_Unprocessed ), where a new question will be posted every other Monday beginning July 27
  • Send AMD the answer via a direct message
Those who answer correctly will be entered into a drawing that will take place over an eight week span. More details can be found here .

Image Credit: AMD

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