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

#2
bear jesus
by: Bjorn_Of_Iceland
Box looks like a juice product
Mmmm zambezi juice :laugh:
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#3
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
by: bear jesus
Mmmm zambezi juice :laugh:
Mix it with vodka and your good to go :D


But I do care less about the box, just like everybody else.. and is quite eager for perf numbers
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#4
Munki
I think the box looks good. Which isn't good, cause it will sit on my desk for 6 months just so when I give my eyes a break I can look at it along with the other ton of random crap on my desk. This processor better not disappoint. If the box looks this good. I can see flaming about how they spent more time/money on the box if this turns out to be a fluke.
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#5
Mike0409
Looks like a kool-aid box.
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#6
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
It definitely looks like a design i would find on a juice box lol.

Looks great though, nice and colorful.:)
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#7
devguy
That box is... :eek:

Oh crap... What do you all recommend for cleaning my Zambezi juice out of the sofa?
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#8
makwy2
I have forgotten what my Phenom II boxes look like, what I haven't forgotten is their performance. I dunno about most CPU consumers but I make all me decisions on performance, value, affordability, and long term viability of the processor before I ever even see the box. My hope is that "Zambezi" is great... I'll wait for the specs and benchmarks.
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#9
Steevo
They use the word "mega".


Are we sure about this?
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#10
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
Looks like I will be going to AMD shortly ! Man 8 cores !! I just hope they are smokin fast !
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#11
Zubasa
Its funny.
AMD kills the ATi brand while adopting the ATi red & white color scheme. :roll:
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#12
AsRock
TPU addict
by: Wile E
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?
wow it takes you that long :P :).
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#13
Steevo
Brand recognition, AMD users will look for it on the one hand, while a ATI user will see the package and identify with it.

Plus it pulls away from the Phenom "black" stigma.
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#14
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
by: AsRock
wow it takes you that long :P :).
LOL Yeah more like .01 seconds after I get it HOME !! That BOX will be destroyed !
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#16
AnaMaria81
Yeah, I prefer the Thermalright boxes too! :))))))
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#18
suraswami
hmm nice box design/art/color.

I wish the CPUs also has some color coating instead of the stupid silver over copper and would be cool to have a transparent heat sink to show the color of the ihs of the cpu.:D

day dreaming :rolleyes:
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#21
Chevalr1c
by: Steevo
Plus it pulls away from the Phenom "black" stigma
I agree with that, they wish to leave the ol' days behind a bit, and "start a new chapter". At least, that's what I guess they do.
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#22
Zubasa
by: Steevo
Plus it pulls away from the Phenom "black" stigma.
Then they should get rid of the Black Edition moniker ;)
It just looks stupid that they put BE on a white box. :p
The AMD FX series itself already implies unlock multiplier.
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#24
NC37
by: Zubasa
Its funny.
AMD kills the ATi brand while adopting the ATi red & white color scheme. :roll:
Zomg you're right!!

You know what this all means!!

Secretly ATI is taking over AMD from the inside...soon all AMD products will be revived under the ATI logo and Catalyst will rule our systems for the next 1000 years!!

The Japanese Homefront game is right!! Its not North Korea taking over the world, its Canada!! And ATI is leading the charge!! The great "Eh" revolution is upon us!! Quick, find all the comics who have made fun of Canada all these years!! Maybe we can appease them before its too late!! :eek:
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