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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: Slide shows for D.T.
By DannyLee on 5/14/2007 10:14:53 AM , Rating: 2
Yet, there is a side of me that is intrigued.

If you think about it, enthusiasts are outnumbered by the general populace. The general pop doesn't care much about what processor is coming out in 6 months from now as long as the one they buy today isn't going to be obsolete. Reality is, single core chips aren't even obsolete, so the "genpop" is happy for now.

So if AMD releases all kinds of benchmarks and whatnots it would indeed please those of us who feel we have a "need" to know, but the other more major factor is Intel would know what they are up against, and be able to react accordingly. Intel can only guess right now. AMD did waste 6 months on a new architecture they ultimately decided to pull the plug on. They need all the upper hand they can get.


RE: Slide shows for D.T.
By crystal clear on 5/15/07, Rating: 0
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