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AMD Names the Next PC Computing Thrill Ride: The AMD Phenom Processor

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Delivering a four-core foreshadowing of innovations to come for PC enthusiasts worldwide, AMD today unveiled the upcoming AMD Phenom processor family name and publicly demonstrated the first all-AMD enthusiast platform, codenamed “FASN8.” The industry’s only true quad-core client processors are expected to deliver the ultimate visual experience, especially when paired with AMD’s new DirectX 10 ATI Radeon HD 2000 series, which began shipping today. AMD expects true quad-core and dual-core AMD Phenom-based desktop systems will ship in the second half of 2007.


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giggity
 

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“We are really excited about the upcoming introduction of AMD's native quad-core solution,” said Markus Mäki, Development Director, Remedy Entertainment. “The technology behind Alan Wake is built to take advantage of multiple CPU cores and gamers with quad-core systems will have an even better experience. AMD Phenom processors should be a welcome addition for all gamers.”
Yes AMD, I am ready!:rockout: I just don't know if my wallet is...:(
 

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that was a very long post telling us all about things that quad cores really aint gunna help with.

Ooh yay, a quad core lets me share my media! i thought thats what my network card was for? my bad.

*giggity*
 

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Enthusiasts, digital content creators and mainstream users alike are seeking more immersive, visual computing experiences – developing and navigating rich 3D worlds, finding new ways to create and share digital media and memories, and pushing the limits of productivity with intense multitasking.
Wow, I think I've heard that before... from just about most major computer hardware marketing firms for the past 30 years!
 
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oooooooOOOOOoooooooooOOOoOOoooooOOOoooo :pimp:
 
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Mussels you can be the leader of the Intel fan club bandwagon okay?
 

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so why is intels quad cores not "truly quad core" but these are


what is the differance?
 
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so why is intels quad cores not "truly quad core" but these are
what is the differance?
The number of dies.
Intel just took two C2D dies and kind of glued them together, AMD on the other hand is making one die with four cores in it(maybe they can come up with octacore intel-style^^).
 
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ahhhh gotcha.

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The number of dies.
Intel just took two C2D dies and kind of glued them together, AMD on the other hand is making one die with four cores in it(maybe they can come up with octacore intel-style^^).
Wouldn't be too surprised if they did that, as the X2 Athlons are just simply two Athlon 64 dies stuck together, that's the main reason they don't share L2 cache.
 

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Wouldn't be too surprised if they did that, as the X2 Athlons are just simply two Athlon 64 dies stuck together, that's the main reason they don't share L2 cache.
I'm sorry, but you are wrong! The Athlon 64 X2 is a true dual-core processor, actually the first dual-core desktop processor on the desktop market! Intel, on the other hand, is the company that uses the "let's stick together" 2 processors and make a dual-core/quad core CPU. Their 8xx and 9xx P4 family and the new Q6xxx are an example of that.

So thumbs up for AMD for building a proper quad-core! Hear that Intel: PROPER quad core!
 
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I'm sorry, but you are wrong! The Athlon 64 X2 is a true dual-core processor, actually the first dual-core desktop processor on the desktop market! Intel, on the other hand, is the company that uses the "let's stick together" 2 processors and make a dual-core/quad core CPU. Their 8xx and 9xx P4 family and the new Q6xxx are an example of that.

So thumbs up for AMD for building a proper quad-core! Hear that Intel: PROPER quad core!
There is no such thing as a "proper" quad core. Quad = 4. So as long as there are 4 cores on the CPU itself, it's a "proper" quad core.

The new CPU sounds interesting, but the names are teh suck. Phenom? FASN8? I swear, the people who are coming up with these names are probably those people who use 1337 speak. I d15L1k3 t3h n3w n4m35.
 
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There is no such thing as a "proper" quad core. Quad = 4. So as long as there are 4 cores on the CPU itself, it's a "proper" quad core.
Perhaps there is no "proper" way, but AMD's approach appears more efficient. At least in terms of bandwidth and latency.
 

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yeah AMD's way is better, but then again, intel get their product out a few months earlier using their special CPU glue. Kentsfield = two conroes together, but intel is the only quad on the market right now. by the time AMD's non-glue model comes out, intel will have one too. More choices for us! :D
 

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Bah, still no performance numbers.
 

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I'm sorry, but you are wrong! The Athlon 64 X2 is a true dual-core processor, actually the first dual-core desktop processor on the desktop market! Intel, on the other hand, is the company that uses the "let's stick together" 2 processors and make a dual-core/quad core CPU. Their 8xx and 9xx P4 family and the new Q6xxx are an example of that.

So thumbs up for AMD for building a proper quad-core! Hear that Intel: PROPER quad core!
well u have to admit intels glue it together approach left AMD in the Dust ................ for quite some time now.
 

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P4 D - sucky, but on the market faster than Athlon x2

Kentsfield - hot, not so efficient - but clock for clock faster than AMD's dual cores, and AMD dont even HAVE a quad yet.

I'm definately an AMD fan, but its a good business move for intel to release a less-perfect product before the competition.

People buy these things because 'its the best' most cores, highest clocks, etc. They dont care if its held together with duct tape and semen on the inside, as long as it looks cool and makes their e-peen bigger.
 
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I'm definately an AMD fan, but its a good business move for intel to release a less-perfect product before the competition.
Can't have a degree of perfection. Absolutes are either/or. ;)
 

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I love this. Sure they could have used a couple different names, but it makes sense for them. This is a phenomenal processor, supposedly.
 
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And far less efficient in terms of research time&cost. AMD figured that out as well.
But who likes a product that had been rushed to launch anyways?
 
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I love this. Sure they could have used a couple different names, but it makes sense for them. This is a phenomenal processor, supposedly.
let's hope so, if it's good it's all good. core 2=the athlons right now (well not that cheap, but still quite cheap). pehenom=core 2 of now. now if the phenom isn't as good as core 2, then we can expect more amd price cuts, and still some intel price cuts.