AMD Announces Phenom Processor Branding
Anh Tuan Huynh
May 14, 2007 2:06 AM
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Phenom, to deliver a phenomenal computing experience
AMD today officially announced its new
Phenom processor brand
for its next-generation
architecture. The new
will find its way on AMD’s next-generation
family of desktop processors.
will coexist with AMD’s current Athlon 64 and Sempron processors; however, Athlon 64 processors cater towards entry-level while Sempron caters towards value consumers.
Last week, AMD
demonstrated its Phenom
processor in a Quad FX configuration for a total of eight-cores in a system. AMD has dubbed its next-generation Quad FX platform
, or “fascinate.” The next-generation
platform forms around AMD’s upcoming
chipset paired with dual Phenom FX processors. With a pair of
AMD ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT’s
platform, the system is able to deliver over a
teraflop of computing power
in a single box.
“AMD has always enjoyed a great bond with the enthusiast community, and the introduction of the AMD Phenom processor family will take our relationship to new heights,” corporate vice president and general manager of AMD’s desktop division Bob Brewer said. “We continue to focus on listening to and addressing users’ evolving needs. AMD is confident the performance enhancements enabled by true quad-core client technology in computing-intensive environments will allow them to realize new possibilities and find new inspiration.”
Expect AMD to introduce its Phenom processors and accompanying
platforms in time for the
Christmas shopping season
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RE: A great bond?
5/14/2007 3:10:58 AM
If I remember, the Athlon 64's X2's are still good performers and can still handle everything you throw at them.
And how many years has it taken for AMD to change from Socket A, 754, 939 and AM2? Yet Intel had Socket 370, 423, 478, 775.
Not to mention Slot 1 and Slot A. respectively. So I would say that both companies are fairly even in the amount of sockets they have had since the debut of the Athlon and Pentium 3.
And now that AMD has the pressure on its back thanks to Intel prices on they're processors have plummeted, which is only a win for us consumers, as it means more performance for your dollar.
RE: A great bond?
5/14/2007 6:53:50 AM
It took only three years to change from Socket 754 to AM2 through 939. In addition to those, Athlon64s have used Socket 940 and F.
RE: A great bond?
5/14/2007 7:56:00 AM
Yeah, I still think AMD ditched 939 waaay too early. It wasn't until 800MHz DDR2 became readily available that we saw any real performance boost. I guess it was to pave the way for 65nm?
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