Monday, March 14th 2011

AMD FX ''Zambezi'' Processor Box-Art Revealed

Here are the first box-shots of AMD's upcoming series of high-end desktop processors, under the FX series, referred to as "Zambezi" by the company, internally. Zambezi is based on AMD's newest Bulldozer architecture that improves instruction per clock-cycle (IPC), and packs the latest industry standard instruction sets. As stated in an older article, AMD will not assign a brand-name (such as Phenom or Athlon) to name its high-end desktop processors, but will instead refer to them as "FX" processors. To that extent, the processors will even feature a logo that resembles that of AMD Radeon to a very large extant.

AMD designed two iterations of box-art each for its FX eight-core and FX quad-core processors, puictured below. The processors look to be shipping in cuboidal paperboard boxes, very much like AMD's processors already do. The art looks very "energetic" and makes use of the AMD "arrow" motif pointing in the top-right direction. The background in each iteration is distinct, one shows splashes of red (eight-core) or orange (quad-core), the other shows flow of red/orange. It's interesting to note that all boxes denote Black Edition with its unlocked bus multiplier feature, leading us to speculate that unlocked multiplier could be standard issue with FX series processors. Also shown is the second generation TurboCore technology support, and AMD's claim to be selling the first eight-core processor [in the consumer market]. AMD's FX processors will be released to market in June.


Source: NordicHardware
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55 Comments on AMD FX ''Zambezi'' Processor Box-Art Revealed

#1
Jack Doph
*extent

Sweet.
Is it June yet? :p
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#2
RejZoR
Nice box design. I hope the box content will be good as well.
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#3
LagunaX
I'm going to wait for the aftermarket heatsink MSI Twin Frozr Zambezi Overclocked Edition =)
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#4
TheLaughingMan
If we get to vote, I vote for the liquid box art. Much more vibrate and attention grabbing. This will get some customer's attention when these are seen on BestBuy and Microcenter.
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#5
Jack Doph
by: TheLaughingMan
If we get to vote, I vote for the liquid box art. Much more vibrate and attention grabbing. This will get some customer's attention when these are seen on BestBuy and Microcenter.
Agreed.
Certainly more eye-catching and artistic.
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#6
theubersmurf
by: RejZoR
Nice box design. I hope the box content will be good as well.
Agreed.
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#7
LagunaX
I just built a great Sandy Bridge system with an i7-2600k @ 4.8ghz 24/7.
I haven't had an AMD overclocked system since my Opteron 170 on a DFI Lan Party @ 2.9ghz.
I would love to have a great AMD overclocked system again - I hope Bulldozer doesn't disappoint.

Actually how about the red head (ATI) AMD girl on the box?
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#9
AsRock
TPU addict
by: TheLaughingMan
If we get to vote, I vote for the liquid box art. Much more vibrate and attention grabbing. This will get some customer's attention when these are seen on BestBuy and Microcenter.
Just what i thought gotta love that none typical boring box which is colour coded too.
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#10
[H]@RD5TUFF
by: LagunaX
Actually how about the red head (ATI) AMD girl on the box?
NO!

:shadedshu:nutkick:

I could care less about the box, it's what's in it that I care about, hopefully it's not the disappointment Phenom 1 was.
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#12
LagunaX
@[H]@RD5STUFF - good one, huh? =)
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#13
Wile E
Power User
Just tell us how it performs already. Who the hell cares about a box that you are going to tear open 3.2 seconds after getting it home?
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#14
r31ncarnat3d
The box art reminds me a lot of Adobe's. It makes me feel like I'm buying Acrobat Pro. It looks great, but just too similar to Adobe.
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#15
Aleksander
The greatest box art i have ever seen!
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#16
AMD'ers
u buy AMD FX u got ADOBE software :roll:
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#17
BarbaricSoul
Who actually cares about box art? I don't care if it comes in a plain brown cardboard box, as long as the CPU lives up to the hype.
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#18
A Cheese Danish
by: BarbaricSoul
Who actually cares about box art? I don't care if it comes in a plain brown cardboard box, as long as the CPU lives up to the hype.
Agreed.
However, I must post this: "Oooooooh! Look at that nice box design! I wonder if they will just sell me the box
so I can play with it and look at it's greatness!!!"


:laugh:
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#20
bear jesus
When something is taking too long to come out it seams box art is all we get, remember all the 480 and 470 box art before launch? :laugh:

by: caleb
For me everything looks cool as long as it doesn't contain the 19th century AMD logo.
http://pulse2.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/amd-logo.jpg
But two of the box designs do contain that logo pretty much, just a different colour.
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#22
Domestic_ginger
Not sold on the whole 'unlocked' sales pitch, they seem to me to be marketing directly against intel; okay its always been the case. This is to attract new buyers to AMD.

Not very black for a black edition; this to attract previous buyers to AMD? Surely the FX moniker covers this?

On the whole they're very pretty but look similar to packets I would expect my wife to get cosmetics in.
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#24
jpierce55
I love the boxes, and you know they will push a few sales just from the design. (some people are stupid that way) I am hoping these processors get AMD back in the competition.
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#25
newfellow
by: A Cheese Danish
Agreed.
However, I must post this: "Oooooooh! Look at that nice box design! I wonder if they will just sell me the box
so I can play with it and look at it's greatness!!!"


:laugh:
That 'quote' only works on eBay and probably already on sales ;P
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