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Old 11-30-06, 09:12 AM   #1
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"Charting another industry first for computing enthusiasts, AMD (NYSE: 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.

The AMD Quad FX Platform is powered by pairs of the AMD Athlon™ 64 FX-70 series dual-core processors, the newest additions to the award-winning AMD Athlon 64 FX processor family. The new platform takes enthusiasts on a megatasking thrill ride, allowing them to make the most of their overall computing experience while gaming, editing audio/video and streaming high-definition content."

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Old 11-30-06, 09:35 AM   #2
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This looks like a cool setup, I really like the dual socket design and the mobo, however id like to see more server features added on such as a pci-x slot would be nice. However, if i had the money id probably go for a setup like this hehe!
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Old 11-30-06, 09:37 AM   #3
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AMD Athlon™ 64 FX-70 series processors PIB Price

For the AMD Quad FX Platform with DSDC Architecture

Athlon 64 FX-74 (64-bit, 3.0GHz, Dedicated 2MB L2 cache, 2000MHz HyperTransport bus, Socket 1207FX) $999/pair

Athlon 64 FX-72 (64-bit, 2.8GHz, Dedicated 2MB L2 cache, 2000MHz HyperTransport bus, Socket 1207FX) $799/pair

Athlon 64 FX-70 (64-bit, 2.6GHz, Dedicated 2MB L2 cache, 2000MHz HyperTransport bus, Socket 1207FX) $599/pair
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Old 11-30-06, 09:45 AM   #4
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Not very impressive at all. AMD beats out the Intel quad in a few very select places under a few select tests but gets absolutely creamed in gaming and pretty much everything else.

What a complete turn around from a year ago.
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Old 11-30-06, 09:51 AM   #5
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Old 11-30-06, 10:42 AM   #6
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Not very impressive at all. AMD beats out the Intel quad in a few very select places under a few select tests but gets absolutely creamed in gaming and pretty much everything else.

What a complete turn around from a year ago.
QFT. The prices for the new FX's are insane also. What a bummer.
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another industry first for computing enthusiasts, AMD (NYSE: 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.
A first what ? Last time I checked Opteron 2xx and Xeon 5xxx have been around for quite some time, with prices lower or on par with 4x4. I sincerely don't see the great innovation, or the "new" technology here.

And let's not talk about the performance/power consumption ratio...
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Old 11-30-06, 11:28 AM   #8
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meh. I don't think they should have released 4x4.
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meh. I don't think they should have released 4x4.
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meh. I don't think they should have released 4x4.
hahaha....true

....more space, more cost, more power, new motherboard, and performance
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hahaha....true

....more space, more cost, more power, new motherboard, and performance
Only some really AMD Fanboys will fall for this. The QX6700 still takes the win. And very soon Intel will be moving to the 1333MHz FSB and 4x4 will just get stomped even more.
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Im loving my 6800 right now
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