Wednesday, May 2nd 2007

AMD to Introduce the Phenom Brand

Over the next two weeks AMD will slowly begin to introduce its new brand name for the next generation high end desktop K10 architecture. The brand, Phenom, will succeed Athlon on all K10 offerings. Dual-core Agena processors will be labeled as Phenom X2 while quad-core Agena CPUs will receive the name Phenom X4 or Phenom FX. Phenom is pronounced as an abbreviated version of the word "phenomenal." The company will still retain its Athlon and Sempron brand names - Athlon on its mid-range products and Sempron on up the low-end.Source: DailyTech
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37 Comments on AMD to Introduce the Phenom Brand

#1
mandelore
Finally something new... me hopes AMD gets their finger out
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Ooer, just the new name change sends goose bumps all over my body. I hope it competes well with Intel. Anything to help it get some profitability. I cant wait I cant wait, damn it man I cant wait!!!
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#3
mandelore
by: WarEagleAU
Ooer, just the new name change sends goose bumps all over my body. I hope it competes well with Intel. Anything to help it get some profitability. I cant wait I cant wait, damn it man I cant wait!!!
yeah, and im hoping the meaning of the new set of names is not a bleedin con either :)
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#4
GJSNeptune
Maybe the chips'll be black or somethin'!
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#5
mandelore
by: GJSNeptune
Maybe the chips'll be black or somethin'!
damn that would be very nice, i want me a Phenom FX for my next rig, :rockout: :rockout:
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#6
Mussels
Moderprator
I dont like the name phenom... i liked athlon, duron and sempron... phenom sounds ghey. and it doesnt end in ron like all the others!
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Phenom doesnt sound gay. It sounds awesome. Look at the pitching phenom. Look at that quarterback phenom. Look at the AMD Phenom, its phenomenal. Muhahaha.

Also, I agree Mandelore, if its a gimmick, Im gonna be really pissed off at AMD.
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Mussels
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by: WarEagleAU
Phenom doesnt sound gay. It sounds awesome. Look at the pitching phenom. Look at that quarterback phenom. Look at the AMD Phenom, its phenomenal. Muhahaha.

Also, I agree Mandelore, if its a gimmick, Im gonna be really pissed off at AMD.
The WHAT nows? i've never heard of the word phenom and have no idea what your examples are about.
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GJSNeptune
by: Mussels
and it doesnt end in ron like all the others!
Athron FTW!
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GJSNeptune
by: Mussels
The WHAT nows? i've never heard of the word phenom and have no idea what your examples are about.
You know. Britney Spears, the white trash phenom.
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Mussels
Moderprator
another american abbreviation for big annoying words? I take it its just a mutilated phenomenon.

Oh and neptune: its 2:30am, i'm drinking whiskey, watching anime, and eating pie. Allow me my mistakes. Athron sounds cool tho, i'm sure thats how the japanese pronounce it anyway :D
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#12
mandelore
Phenomeron lol sounds like that bleedin muppits song
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#15
Mussels
Moderprator
i linked my brother to this thread - after calling me an alcoholic, he said the following..

¿~John~¿~ says:
they need to think of better names. soon it will be a icecreambannana core
~¿~John~¿~ says:
or a cat in the hat core
~¿~John~¿~ says:
cat in the hat would work.... crack the sh*ts and does what it wants untill u feed it
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#16
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
So you dont like the american shortening of words I take it? Is that what Im hearing?

JK I know what you mean, its hard for each other to pick up on the other's slang.
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#17
Mussels
Moderprator
I dont like people who butcher any language. Typos, spelling mistakes, poor grammar... as a personal thing its ok, but no, i dont really like it when it becomes brand names :(
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Oh well cant please everybody. I hate the internet or text shortening of words, but I believe Phenom is in the dictionary. Of course, we put it there, but hey, to each their own. Sometimes we gotta live with what we got.
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Mussels
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i'm just sulking cause i dont like the name.

Athlon Pentium conroe, venice... all good names. phenom? pssh. Tinkerbell, Tinsel, fairydust... cant wait to see THOSE are names fore cores. (I suppose its good i dont work for a CPU Company lol)
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#20
GJSNeptune
by: Mussels
I dont like people who butcher any language. Typos, spelling mistakes, poor grammar.(
Heh. Yay personal typos! :p

by: Mussels
i'm just sulking cause i dont like the name.

Athlon Pentium conroe, venice... all good names. phenom? pssh. Tinkerbell, Tinsel, fairydust... cant wait to see THOSE are names fore cores. (I suppose its good i dont work for a CPU Company lol)
Well, unless 'are' is 'as' and 'fore' is 'for' in Australia. :D
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#21
Tatty_One
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Why cant they just call their chips something like "lightning" (like in as fast as) or "Tornado" if they want to get into perceptions of magnitude.
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#22
GJSNeptune
If the Phenom somehow blows away the C2D, then I'll be content with the name. If it flops, well, we might as well invest in consoles 'cause no one's gonna be able to afford Intel's chips.
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#23
mandelore
Ass-Spank Fx Extreme Paddle Edition
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#24
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
rofl mussels you have a point. The AMD Tornado FX AMD Tornado 6500. Nice name Tats
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#25
Tatty_One
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by: WarEagleAU
rofl mussels you have a point. The AMD Tornado FX AMD Tornado 6500. Nice name Tats
lol, was thinking more on the line of.......

AMD Tornado FX Supersonic machspeed x2
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