AMD 4x4 Named Quad FX
Anh Tuan Huynh
November 29, 2006 3:25 PM
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Four cores, four graphics cards, four hard drives, four everything
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.
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
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
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.
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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RE: Game performane not so shabby
11/30/2006 1:43:42 PM
Oh, lets also not forget that so far the QuadFX mainboards that have been spied are all E-ATX boards. So you can't put one in a regular size ATX case. While I will grant that there are some reasonably priced cases that will fit an E-ATX board, on a whole such cases are more expensive and there are fewer available.
None of this actually matters to me though, it's just amusing to watch the fanboys try to explain how QuadFX has some sort of advantage over QX6700. My 2 Athlon64 and 1 AthlonXP systems are serving me just fine, and if I were in an upgradin' mood, I certainly wouldn't spend any more than $200 on a CPU & mainboard.
BTW I see I got modded down above... did I say something factually wrong? Or was I just politically incorrect?
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