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Phenom, to deliver a phenomenal computing experience

AMD today officially announced its new Phenom processor brand for its next-generation Barcelona architecture. The new Phenom branding will find its way on AMD’s next-generation Stars family of desktop processors. Phenom 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 FASN8, or “fascinate.” The next-generation FASN8 platform forms around AMD’s upcoming RD790 chipset paired with dual Phenom FX processors. With a pair of AMD ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT’s in the FASN8 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 RD790 platforms in time for the Christmas shopping season.

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RE: A great bond?
By SquidianLoveGod on 5/14/2007 3:10:58 AM , Rating: 4
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?
By defter on 5/14/2007 6:53:50 AM , Rating: 2
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?
By protosv on 5/14/2007 7:56:00 AM , Rating: 2
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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