Tuesday, April 27th 2010

AMD Delivers Elite Visual Computing Performance with Latest Desktop Platform

AMD announced the immediate availability of the AMD Phenom II X6 processor and AMD 890FX chipset ushering in a new era of immersive 3D entertainment and visualization. Trailblazing consumers seeking immersive 3D entertainment and high definition multi-monitor display now can affordably upgrade to six-core performance and award-winning ATI Radeon HD 5000 series graphics. Today also marks the availability of the flagship AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition processor, AMD’s fastest and most tunable desktop processor ever.

“With AMD Phenom II X6 processors, discerning customers can build an incredible, immersive entertainment system and content creation powerhouse,” said Bob Grim, director of Client Platform Marketing at AMD. “AMD is answering the call for elite desktop PC performance and features at an affordable price.”

AMD Phenom II X6 processors feature new Turbo CORE technology that transfers performance to three dedicated cores operating at higher frequency. AMD Phenom II X6 processors can shift to Turbo mode for demanding games and productivity software which may employ two or three cores, or shift back to six real cores for the demands of core-hungry content creation and immersive 3D applications.

Systems based on the AMD Phenom II X6 processor and the AMD 8-series chipsets are immediately available in North America from BOXX, iBuyPower, CyberPower, Systemax, MainGear, NCS Technology, Velocity Micro, and ZT Systems. AMD Phenom II X6 processors and AMD 8-series chipsets are available on motherboards sold by online retailers NCIX, Newegg, TigerDirect, and ZipZoomFly.
  • The AMD Phenom II X6 processor works with existing AM3 and AM2+ socket motherboards with proper BIOS support, making these processors an easy upgrade
  • With the new AMD OverDrive 3.2.1, computer enthusiasts can tune system performance, customize settings, and tune memory performance for the latest AMD platforms with the new AMD Phenom II X6 processor1
  • The AMD 890FX chipset is the premier complement to the AMD Phenom II X6 processor, featuring ATI CrossFireX technology, and is ready for up to four ATI Radeon HD graphics cards and award winning ATI EyeFinity multiple-display technology2
  • All of the necessary components to build a complete AMD-based system featuring the AMD Phenom II X6 processor can be purchased for less than the price of our competition’s only six-core desktop processor
  • The AMD 890FX with SB850 chipset includes the latest SATA 6Gb/s hard drive interface, Gigabit Ethernet, HyperTransport 3.0 technology, and PCI Express Generation 2.0 designed to provide high performance data flow
  • Many AMD 890FX-based motherboards feature SuperSpeed USB 3.0, quickly synchronizing and transferring digital media files on the new generation of USB 3.0 devices
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66 Comments on AMD Delivers Elite Visual Computing Performance with Latest Desktop Platform

#1
Instant Thunder
This is exciting! The performance is solid, overclocking is strong, and multi-threaded apps are brought to their knees...cheaply...
...ohh...and AMD is being extremely customer friendly by not completely altering the socket with every new processor.
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#2
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
by: Instant Thunder
This is exciting! The performance is solid, overclocking is strong, and multi-threaded apps are brought to their knees...cheaply...
...ohh...and AMD is being extremely customer friendly by not completely altering the socket with every new processor.
+1 on that :toast:
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#3
Polarman
Nice to see that AMD still favors us old AM2+ users. :)
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#4
TheMailMan78
Big Member
And I'm still waiting for Asus to update my bios and they already said they would.
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#5
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Very awesome PR machine working there. Man I so want one, and I need to check out the Hot Deals Section.
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#6
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
by: TheMailMan78
And I'm still waiting for Asus to update my bios and they already said they would.
Whaaat MM your upgrading? wow sounds serious :laugh:
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#7
TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: fullinfusion
Whaaat MM your upgrading? wow sounds serious :laugh:
The second they update the bios for my mobo to support a 1090 Ill be buying one. What sucks is they already advertise my board as 6 core capable.

I called Asus today and am waiting on them to call back.
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#8
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
by: TheMailMan78
The second they update the bios for my mobo to support a 1090 Ill be buying one. What sucks is they already advertise my board as 6 core capable.

I called Asus today and am waiting on them to call back.
ASUS M4 Series Motherboards Ready for AMD Phenom II X6 processors

Model: M4A78-E ..... Chipset: AMD® 790GX/SB750 ..... BIOS Version: 2405
Mines listed there too (M4A785-M), it makes me feel a little better, but they gotta roll out these bios's already.

EDIT: mine says it will support 6 cores from bios 0803, and the current bios is already at 0906, maybe its time to buy a 6 core eh
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#9
Makaveli
by: btarunr
;)

http://i41.tinypic.com/20541w0.jpg
I would buy neither :slap:

$170 24'' LCD would be a TN one and cheap.
$70 600W PSU = crap
$120 Radeon 5670 will be under powered to push 1920x1080 resolution.

The picture is funny tho!
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#10
Makaveli
by: hayder.master
shit im going to find good deal for my i7 cpu and mobo
That would be a side grade not an upgrade why waste your time!

If you were building a new system or upgrading your current AM2+/AM3 setup I could see that.
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#11
Mussels
Moderprator
giga sent me an apology once i showed them the chips were out, and they told me they'll update the board page within the next few days.
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#12
pjladyfox
by: Mussels
giga sent me an apology once i showed them the chips were out, and they told me they'll update the board page within the next few days.
NICE!!!!! +1 for the Mussels-man! :nutkick: :rockout:
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#13
Mussels
Moderprator
well my car tires F'ed, so i'm getting new tires before i'm getting a 6 core.

New tires, 5870, 1055T in that order :D
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#14
eidairaman1
AMD Hex Core BE in 300 USD range, now that is an affordable High End Chip.
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#15
Easo
Time to wake up MSI...
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#16
inferKNOX
I'm drooling over this to replace my 955.:)
+ a MSI 890FXA-GD70 to replace my 790FX-GD70.:twitch:
+ Displayport -> VGA adapter & 2 Samsung T240s to sit either side of my T260.:eek:
Dream setup!!:rockout:
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