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Reno

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#1 11 years ago

http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=5148

Additionally, Quad FX systems will be compatible with AMD’s upcoming quad-core processors for a total of eight processor cores.

It's just amazing the sheer amount of processing power they're dumping into these components nowadays. I couldn't imagine what this type of power would be needed for in a personal PC. You could encode multiple movies at the same time while playing WoW. That just boggles my mind.




FN_lewrbm69

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#2 11 years ago

Nice a quad core with HT, intel has not even hinted to HT on there quad core yet. but the power requierments are crazy for this amd chip but a "marketed" 4ghz out of the box for amd norm thay stick to 2.0-3.0 cores. but this chip might be wahy i get ym 1st AMD chip, but i am true to ATi so might as well. only thing that is bugging me is the Mobo is a dual CPU so 2x x 2x.




zooYork

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#3 11 years ago

I've seen some benchmarks of the FX-74 so far and its comparable to Intels X6700, but with two sockets it sucks up about twice the amount of power.

Still not the K8L I'm looking forward to.




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#4 11 years ago

There still based off the K8 arch. I wonder when AMD will finally update it to K8L or K9.. I'm still gonna stick to S939 since there really isn't much change yet.




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#5 11 years ago

Wait a minute, I thought AMD and ATI joined? What's Nvidia doing on that board?




marvinmatthew

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#6 11 years ago
G®33N<@|>;3398544Wait a minute, I thought AMD and ATI joined? What's Nvidia doing on that board?

That doesn't mean that Nvidia GPU's aren't/won't be used with AMD processors. Besides, Nvidia has the fastest card on the market at the moment, and AMD wants to boost the speed of the computer that the chip is sitting in as much as possible.