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Over the course of a few months in late 2007 and early-to-mid 2008, AMD unveiled their Spider platform, consisting of AMD-built desktop processors, chipsets, and graphics cards, and refreshed said platform with faster processors and graphics cards. Fast forward to today, and AMD is doing the same thing, but this time with the newer, more powerful Dragon platform. It's like Déjà Vu all over again, as they say.Even though some components have been available for much longer, the complete Dragon platform--consisting of Radeon HD 4000 series graphics, 7-series chipsets, and Phenom II processors--has been around since January of this year, when the Phenom II first arrived. Since the initial launch,... Read more...
Last month, AMD launched the Phenom II X4 processor line-up, and with it ushered in the first desktop processors built using the company's 45nm process node. While the first two Phenom II processors to arrive, the 3.0GHz X4 940 and 2.8GHz 920, were clearly superior to previous Phenoms in terms of performance and power efficiency, and they remain the two most powerful processors in AMD's product stack today, they did not exploit all of the capabilities offered by their newly tweaked, and redesigned cores.You see, the AMD Phenom II X4 940 and X4 920 were designed for the socket AM2+ platform, and as such, they supported only DDR2 memory. The latest additions to the Phenom II line-up, the Phenom... Read more...
GIGABYTE Introduces Next Generation AMD AM3 "Dragon" Motherboard-- Get ready to push the limits of performance to the extreme -- Taipei, Taiwan – GIGABYTE, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards today is pleased to announce the GA-MA790FXT-UD5P, their first AMD "Dragon Platform" qualified motherboard with next generation AMD AM3 Phenom II processors support, enabling the very latest in definitive high performance platforms for work, home and play. Sportting the new AMD AM3 socket, the GIGABYTE GA-MA790FXT-UD5P allows users to elevate their rig beyond the standard limits with support for support the highest performing ever 45nm AMD Phenom II processors featuring HyperTransport... Read more...
Considering that AMD just slashed prices on its Phenom II processors, MSI's latest introduction couldn't possibly be more timely. The mainboard manufacturer has today unveiled the AM3 790GX-GD70 and 790GX-G65 gaming series motherboards, both of which fully support the aforementioned 45nm Phenom II chips and DDR3 memory. Each board also includes an AM3 processor which is optimized for the "second-generation DrMOS technology" and "APS (Active Phase Switching) technology" -- two technologies which aim to keep energy consumption to a minimum.One of the more desirable features found on the new duo is their full support of OC Dial and MAX FSB advanced overclocking technology. Users can simply rotate... Read more...
Industry sources have informed DigiTimes that AMD will be delaying the launch of the company's AM3 processors until mid 2008. With the first quad-core K8L processors slated to launch in the third quarter of 2007, the change to mid 2008 is a rather significant delay. To avoid the situation where Intel is the only quad-core processor on the market for the period of time until AM3 is ready, AMD will introduce a new AM2+ socket. This variant of the current AM2 socket will differ mainly in the support of HyperTransport 3.0 standard versus the current use of the HyperTransport 1.0 specification. Shipments of this new socket should begin in the third quarter of 2007.... Read more...
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