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AMD diverts resources from the Quad FX platform development the same year it promises Quad FX is the enthusiast future

AMD excited many technology enthusiasts last year when it introduced the Quad FX platform. AMD representatives touted this platform as the next big thing from AMD.

AMD apparently talked up its Quad FX enthusiast platform so well that Intel decided to roll out a competing product in its unreleased Skulltrail platform. When the Quad FX platform first hit market in January of 2007 it seemed doomed from the start to many with steep price premiums for the mainboards and the processors. These price premiums led to the lethargic adoption of the platform.

According to The Tech Report AMD representative Suzy Pruitt commented on the future of Quad FX. “The short answer is that while there are still engineering resources focused on future platform offerings that build off Quad FX, the current energy and effort has gone into programs and product initiatives like Spider and AMD has discontinued future planning and development of its eight-core enthusiast platform at this time.”

Pruitt continued, “We will continue to support customers that have an existing Quad FX with DSDC and are also working on an upgrade path for those customers. While AMD is not actively promoting AMD Opteron processor as a 2P enthusiast solution, we recognized that there are enthusiasts who are looking for two-socket solutions and think an Opteron platform is well-suited to meet that demand at this time.”

After all the promises ad statements by AMD that Quad FX was the companies enthusiast future, AMD has apparently decided to all but kill the platform off. The few enthusiasts who plunked down the big dollars required to adopt the platform should be feeling a bit uncomfortable right now.

AMD promises to continue support for the platform. However, AMD also promised the platform was the future and the company has all but killed it off the same year. The best Quad FX owners can look forward to is an upgrade to Opteron processors that work with the Quad FX mainboards.

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Slight of hand
By BruceLeet on 11/29/2007 9:08:51 PM , Rating: 2
"Hey Mr.Ruiz, lets pretend to start on something "big" to make Intel look into it and start researching their own competition for it, and if they fall for it we know they've spent money and once they launch it as they always do before us, lets pull out and work on something that will work half-ass against Nvidia, then when the shit hits the fan you resign as CEO and I get your job" - Dirk Meyer Chief Operating Officer

RE: Slight of hand
By wordsworm on 11/29/07, Rating: 0
RE: Slight of hand
By BruceLeet on 11/30/2007 1:49:16 AM , Rating: 2
Take it easy Mr.Intel fanboy, I was simply poking fun at AMD no need to get all butthurt from someone else's mistake, on that topic I just got home from College so I got blazed up took the shortcut while typing doesn't everybody? I too noticed the mistake after I read others comments and saw "slight of hand" I was thinking lol wtf, opened it up sure enough there's my post, things are just funny when your blazed on stres, you need to loosen up :) (I didn't spell stres wrong, its slang you prude)

Btw I could care less about *8GB Graphics Chips and *5.4Ghz Processors, as long it can Compile my code then Im happy ;)*sarcasm

*sigh* gaming extremists *rolls eyes*

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