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AMD "FASN8"
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 Kim Leo on 5/14/2007 7:51:38 AM , Rating: 2
you said: "As in, the 3 different socket 478's you listed arent sockets, they are different kind of cpus, and any socket 478 cpu will work in any socket 478 motherboard (you might need a bios revision though). okay in the case of hyperthreading I now that needed motherboard support, but thats hardly a new socket."

that's entirely not true, Prescott won't work in any motherboard(mostly) made in the time of Northwood, not even with a Bios upgrade, celeron D as well, and i know that some LGA775 would work with all Pentium D except the EE you needed to buy the biggest chipset(for some unknown reason) for that..

ANY! Socket 754 Processor wil work in ANY 754 Board and there did come newer revisions, 64Bit semprons and 90nm Athlon 64, and Turion.

They said that there where some of the first socket 939 boards that didn't support Dual Core, but i havn't seen one yet.

yes AMD have had a bigger number sockets than usutal, but when you got a cpu and a board you didn't have to check the chipset at all, just the socket, that can not be said about any of intels sockets.. so you can't say things like: 939 CPU's will not fit in AM2 sockets if you're not going to say that LGA 775 CPU's won't fit in Socket 478 boards.

and one last thing, Socket F is a Server Socket, as well is 940 if we count server sockets, intel has more sockets, and then we might as well count mobile Sockets in as well, intel got like 2 or 3 different 479 sockets, AMD got Socket S1 and 754, and we already got 754.


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