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 10:56:35 AM
It definately didn't just hurt the latest and greatest types. Many people like myself bought a X2-3800 with plans to upgrade later when prices on the higher end ones dropped. The premium AMD was charging made buying an X2 quite pricey, but there never was a change to upgrade when prices dropped because the product line was prematurely killed off.
RE: A great bond?
5/15/2007 3:10:46 PM
The x2-3800 is a great chip and with a small tweak needs no upgrading. For $80 in 939 flavor it is a steal. Last I checked, the 939 opterons are still in production.
Want to see something really funny? Look at people on ebay buying the 754 3700+ for more money than a decent AM2 setup with board/cpu/memory.
It's the same reason a 7800GS (AGP) sells for $50 more than a 7800GT. Hell, even the highest clocked bartons still demand a premium and don't even get me started on the dothans.
If history has taught us anything, it is don't eye your dream chip on your current platform and plan on a cheap upgrade in the future.
The best thing about 939 is it was such a vast platform, those with the 3000+ can now get a very affordable upgrade (x2-3800), but the high end parts won't be cheap until they are completly obsolete.
"If you look at the last five years, if you look at what major innovations have occurred in computing technology, every single one of them came from AMD. Not a single innovation came from Intel." -- AMD CEO Hector Ruiz in 2007
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