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

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    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.

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    *extent

    Sweet.
    Is it June yet? :p
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    Nice box design. I hope the box content will be good as well.
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    I'm going to wait for the aftermarket heatsink MSI Twin Frozr Zambezi Overclocked Edition =)
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    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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    Agreed.
    Certainly more eye-catching and artistic.
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    Agreed.
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    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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    Just what i thought gotta love that none typical boring box which is colour coded too.
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    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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    Overpriced energy drinks. No one would buy these.
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    @[H]@RD5STUFF - good one, huh? =)
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    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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    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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    The greatest box art i have ever seen!
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    u buy AMD FX u got ADOBE software :roll:
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    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.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    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!!!"


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    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:

    But two of the box designs do contain that logo pretty much, just a different colour.
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    Must be a slow news day.
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    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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    nice idea
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    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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