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AMD Announces Quad FX Platform

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Charting another industry first for computing enthusiasts, AMD today announced the AMD Quad FX Platform with Dual Socket Direct Connect (DSDC) Architecture, the first dual-socket, multi-core desktop PC platform designed to take advantage of the latest enhancements in Windows Vista Ultimate. As the supreme AMD platform for megatasking enthusiasts, the AMD Quad FX Platform is designed to redefine performance on the latest generation of multi-threaded applications.


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i just have 2 things to say:

HOLLY SH^T!1!
and
I WANT ONE :D :D
LOL, I don't blame you... it not only performs decently enough (DanTheBanjoMan did a post comparing it vs. INTEL's "Kentsfield" & it did well vs. that), but looks wild!

For the results data on THAT? See here:

http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=21066

:)

* I had TRUE Multiple CPU systems (SMP rigs) in the past on INTEL stuff Pentium I, II, & III... & I always liked them... solid & slick multitaskers!

APK

P.S.=> I still think INTEL has the lead in performance in MOST areas & benchmark tests, @ least for now though...

Still, AMD held that same lead for 3 years or so & had before that as well (when the Athlon series first came out around 1998 & their 600-700mhz stuff)!

IMO, it's ONLY a matter of time before AMD takes the lead again & eventually, INTEL will/vice-a-versa! apk
 

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Strange, the Xbit review shows the quadfx 74 bases system being outpaced by the Kentsfield, in some cases even an FX62 is faster.
 

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having 2 processor makes it look soo powerful but from the other thread seems like it doesnt beat qx6700 :(

i cant picture many people buying 4 graphics cards
 

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Thats board just looks awsome, too bad it's out of my/most peoples price range. I wonder how Oblivion would play with that baby!
 
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what will the energy consumption be for 2 of those cpus? well i guess that goes out the window here dont it?
 

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Need to plug in a powerstation and my garden shed will become the pC case!
 

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what will the energy consumption be for 2 of those cpus? well i guess that goes out the window here dont it?
After adding necessary system components, probably kinda high(700-1K). This board looks like it would need one of those new IKw Psu's to handle duel video cards, raid, and Max memory.

You would need a second part time job for the electric bill here in Nor*Cal.
 

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After adding necessary system components, probably kinda high(700-1K). This board looks like it would need one of those new IKw Psu's to handle duel video cards, raid, and Max memory.

You would need a second part time job for the electric bill here in Nor*Cal.
Needs about 50 fans as well if you have all that.
 
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newly announced a footpowered dynamo from AMD to help with the increasing energy bills due to all the over energy consuming products still getting pumped out in the 21st century.
 

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I could always buy a couple a greyhounds and put them in a squirrel cage generator, but I'd end up in jail by the SPCA.
 

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tri sli and 2 cores, all you need is water cooling on all those suckers :D and a nice 1kw psu... Imagime 3 gtx's on that thing, or second gen dx10.
 

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Power consumption is around 80% more than kentsfield.
 
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Does this monster mainboard with hexa-fan blowers come with FREE EARPLUGS?
 
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Does this monster mainboard with hexa-fan blowers come with FREE EARPLUGS?
I rather have FREE HEADPHONES so I can still hear the explosions when I play Battlefield :roll:
 
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