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Four cores, four graphics cards, four hard drives, four everything

PC Watch has the scoop on AMD’s upcoming 4x4 enthusiasts platform. The article claims AMD dubbed its 4x4 platform Quad FX. The upcoming Quad FX platform is based around NVIDIA’s unannounced nForce 680a chipset with SLI compatibility. DailyTech previously revealed images of ASUS’ nForce 680a offering—L1N64-SLI WS. Initial Quad FX systems will be powered by AMD dual-core processors, though the platform should be compatible with AMD’s upcoming Stars processors.

AMD is expected to launch Quad FX with three processors initially—the FX-74, FX-72 and FX-70. AMD is shipping the FX-74, FX-72 and FX-70 in pairs at $999, $799 and $599 respectively. This undercuts Intel’s recently released quad-core Kentsfield Core 2 Extreme QX6700 processor priced at $999.

The processors will utilize AMD’s socket F and feature a 125 watt TDP and manufactured using a 90nm SOI process. Unlike AMD’s workstation Opteron 2200 series processors, AMD Quad FX systems will not require registered DIMMs and function with regular unbuffered DDR2.

PC Watch has also posted benchmarks of the upcoming Quad FX platform as well. The early numbers do not favor too well against Intel’s Core 2 Extreme QX6700 though.

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Quad FX sounds stealthy !!
By ButterFlyEffect78 on 11/29/2006 5:00:59 PM , Rating: 2
This is very interesting news. I would really love to see the real time performance utilizing 4cores,4 graphics cards, 4 hard drives and 4gigs of ram. I think this is where quad FX will make sense. When is this quad fx coming out? When is the offical launch date?

RE: Quad FX sounds stealthy !!
By clayclws on 11/29/2006 6:52:44 PM , Rating: 2
...4 DVD Burner, 4 HD-DVD Burner, 4 Bluray Burner, 4 12cm Fans, 4 Neon Lights, 4 PSUs, 4 Sound Cards, 4 Physics Cards, 4 Gigabit Ethernet, 4 Monitors, 4 Mice, 4 Keyboards, 4 Desks, 4 Chairs, 4 bigger holes in your pockets, 4 x etc...

...of course, this is 4 x not serious...yet...

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