Saturday, November 22nd 2008

AMD Dragon Logo Now Public

Following the startling revelation by AMD, on just how much overclocking headroom its upcoming Phenom II processors offer, the company is on course for the announcement of the AMD Dragon enthusiast desktop PC platform. The AMD Dragon platform consists of a Phenom II X4 processor and Radeon HD 4800 series based graphics setup running on a 7-series chipset based motherboard. Earlier, a slide confidential to its channel partners was leaked to the media, showing up to 280% increments in gaming performance over its predecessor, the AMD Spider platform. Legit Reviews took a quick snap of the platform logo for AMD Dragon, showing a dark dragon with red glowing eyes holding the AMD Fusion badge. It also reveals the company's slogan for the platform: "Fusing technology with strength." Throughout the product launch phase for its 45nm Opteron processor, AMD has been largely conservative about its performance expectations, though with its desktop variants, the Phenom II series, AMD has been a little enthusiastic off late, advertising it as something "Beyond Expectations". It remains to be seen as to how far the company lives up to delivering to all the hype that has been created so far.

Source: Legit Reviews
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46 Comments on AMD Dragon Logo Now Public

#1
AMDfur
Seriously

Hi, this is my first post here. Been a regular reader for over four years of this page, and always enjoyed Techpowerup for the nice and detailed reviews/news/etc... You'll all notice that english isn't my native language. However, I hope you'll understand my humble words :)

Many times I've wanted to write here, but really didnt't take the full step out. But this one, just made me, so I won't be gentle here, and hopefully I'll start a hot discussion, and maybe not.

So, back to the topic. Before updating the picture, I couldn't even see that it was a dragon (maybe my monitor is crap..) so the logo itself was for me a black and grey collage, of 'whatever'. AND, I couldn't give a flying 'beep' actually what the logo was supposed to show. If AMD choose to use the 'Teletubbies' or the 'Grim reaper' on their logo, it's for me the same. All that matters is (yes, again, for me) is that the hardware gives me scores I can read on the screen that will give me goose skin on my eye apples. The logo doesen't move me in any way, except for the new Intel logo's that makes me want to put on make-up and cross dress...:D

Well, people, might have blown some steam above here, but let AMD have a chance, and give them the possibilities to make competition for Intel and nVidia. Let them use a dragon, if it can boost their sales. If they fail this time, I know for sure it's goodbye for them. And, not only for them, but for competion on price/quality and green powered products.

I'll stay AMD till the end, bacause of the reasons mentioned above. I'll hope the dragon will breath fire on Intel and nVidia :ohwell:

FUR
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#2
[I.R.A]_FBi
except for the new Intel logo's that makes me want to put on make-up and cross dress
if that is ur latent desire go ahead
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#3
Unregistered
AMDfur said:
All that matters is (yes, again, for me) is that the hardware gives me scores I can read on the screen that will give me goose skin on my eye apples.
Sorry, had to laugh :laugh: eye apples :D
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#4
Polarman
Did'nt i post something like this yesterday? Oh well :rolleyes:
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#5
Unregistered
^ dude, might want to check your sig picture for spelling mistakes :laugh:
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#6
Gam'ster
WarEagleAU said:
Personally it looks like neo-bahamut from FFVII.
:laugh: i thought the exact same thing, but i like it, Its not original by any means but different.
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#7
Unregistered
[quote="Gam'ster, post: 1073435"]:laugh: i thought the exact same thing, but i like it, Its not original by any means but different.[/quote]hey gam, hows my ol' blackie treating you? :D
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#8
pentastar111
I don't see what all the ruckus is about...It's just a logo...and a harmless one at that...I mean lets face it "Skulltrail" although the more powerful of the platforms sounds equally if not more adolescent..:rolleyes:..I will agree that these companies are getting quite silly with the naming scheme's...perhaps a little trip down memory lane is in order...They are adverstising speed, why not take their que from the 60's muscle car era...Names like '"Cyclone", "Maruader", "Charger", "Barracuda" or GTO, or SS(+ whatever name) all say fast without the pre-adult pimply faced over tones...I don't know, just my two cents...I will add that if "Dragon" performs as it claims, or comes close to even 90% of the claim, I will get put one together, dragon name and logo won't matter...:toast:
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#9
AMDfur
Hehe, I see now that I should keep my mouth shut. Again, my english is terrible, and as pointed out, some major spellerrors! ;-)

Well, I'll stop now, and hope we all have alternatives in both CPU and GPU after the financial disasters has settled.

Cheers,

FUR
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#10
[I.R.A]_FBi
AMDfur said:
Hehe, I see now that I should keep my mouth shut. Again, my english is terrible, and as pointed out, some major spellerrors! ;-)

Well, I'll stop now, and hope we all have alternatives in both CPU and GPU after the financial disasters has settled.

Cheers,

FUR
Dont go :(
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#11
imperialreign
pentastar111 said:
I don't see what all the ruckus is about...It's just a logo...and a harmless one at that...I mean lets face it "Skulltrail" although the more powerful of the platforms sounds equally if not more adolescent..:rolleyes:..I will agree that these companies are getting quite silly with the naming scheme's...perhaps a little trip down memory lane is in order...They are adverstising speed, why not take their que from the 60's muscle car era...Names like '"Cyclone", "Maruader", "Charger", "Barracuda" or GTO, SS(+ whatever name) all say fast without the pre-adult pimply faced over tones...I don't know, just my two cents...I will add that if "Dragon" performs as it claims, or comes close to even 90% of the claim, I will get put one together, dragon name and logo won't matter...:toast:
I agree the naming has gotten a little ridiculous - but it seems AMD is finally strarting to force their name into the market . . . it wouldn't be such a struggle if they've actually advertised more over the years - same goes for ATI. But, money has been tight for them, so . . .


but - the naming could be worse, I suppose . . . I mean, they could be using names better suited to the energy drink market, y'know? Hell, could you imagine . . . an AMD or Intel processor code-named "Kronik" or "Joose?" A GPU from nVidia or ATI code-named "Bawlz?"
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#12
pentastar111
AMDfur said:
Hehe, I see now that I should keep my mouth shut. Again, my english is terrible, and as pointed out, some major spellerrors! ;-)

Well, I'll stop now, and hope we all have alternatives in both CPU and GPU after the financial disasters has settled.

Cheers,

FUR
Nah your english is no worse than anybody elses in here, keep coming back. :)
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#13
pentastar111
imperialreign said:
I agree the naming has gotten a little ridiculous - but it seems AMD is finally strarting to force their name into the market . . . it wouldn't be such a struggle if they've actually advertised more over the years - same goes for ATI. But, money has been tight for them, so . . .


but - the naming could be worse, I suppose . . . I mean, they could be using names better suited to the energy drink market, y'know? Hell, could you imagine . . . an AMD or Intel processor code-named "Kronik" or "Joose?" A GPU from nVidia or ATI code-named "Bawlz?"
Bawlz!! :laugh: Some people could really get some "comic" mileage out of that name for sure...:toast:
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#14
imperialreign
pentastar111 said:
Bawlz!! :laugh: Some people could really get some "comic" mileage out of that name for sure...:toast:
definitely . . .


I think ATI has come the closest with having code-named the 4870x2 "Spartan" . . . we sure had a good run with that one. :laugh:
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#15
powerwolf
Azazel said:
this is some thing i do when im bored Try and sound Welsh
Dragon 64? There's lovely.:)
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#16
Triprift
human_error said:
The simple reason for calling it dragon is because if you overclock it past 4ghz it will breathe fire.
Best quote ive read on tpu in a long time. :roll::toast:
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#17
Hayder_Master
ok , now we need see if that dragon can show big flames , where is the test amd
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#19
soldier242
i like it, there is nothing wrong with the dragon IMHO
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#20
kid41212003
I think my post 1 day ago got deleted... I'm not sure.
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#21
anticlutch
I personally don't have a problem with "Dragon". Honestly, it's just a name. As long as it can perform as well as, or even better than, Intel's equivalent then I couldn't care less what it was named.
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