Items tagged with Quad FX

AMD announced the relaunch of its high-end 'FX' processor brand at E3 today, in a move clearly timed to grab the attention of gamers and computing enthusiasts. For those of you who aren't familiar with the brand, it dates back to 2003 and the launch of AMD's then-new 64-bit, K8 architecture. At the time, the standard Athlon 64 brand applied to processors based on Socket 754 with just one channel of DDR RAM. This solution was quite competitive against Intel's fastest P4 Northwood processors, but AMD opted to do more than just match Northwood's performance. Athlon 64 FX processors used Opteron's Socket 940, matched the P4's dual-channel DDR400 memory configuration, and were clocked at 2.2GHz as... Read more...
When AMD introduced QuadFX last year, it was definitely a stopgap measure, but AMD said it was a long-term technology direction for the company.  Looks like they changed directions pretty quickly.Naturally, in the wake of the Phenom processor's debut, we checked with AMD about what's next for Quad FX. Here's what AMD's Suzy Pruitt told us:The short answer is that while there are still engineering resources focused on future platform offerings that build off Quad FX, the current energy and effort has gone into programs and product initiatives like “Spider” and AMD has discontinued future planning and development of its eight-core enthusiast platform at this time.We will continue to support... Read more...
The Inquired has a story posted today that talks about an upcoming chipset from AMD / ATI, codenamed RD690, that is supposedly Quad FX ready - it just wasn't ready in time for launch. You had to know this was in the works. "AMD has an in house chipset that can support its "4x4" microprocessor. We suspected this for a long time but now we have it confirmed. AMD wanted to have its own chipset for its own 4x4 off road vehicle platformance but it could not make it on time. Nvidia was the easier and better choice as it had a solid as a rock chipset."... Read more...
AMD QUAD FX PLATFORM WITH DUAL SOCKET DIRECT CONNECT ARCHITECTURE REDEFINES HIGH-END COMPUTING FOR MEGATASKING ENTHUSIASTS - Enthusiast Platform Powered by AMD Athlon(tm) 64 FX-70 series Processors Ushers in Era of Multicore-Enabled Megatasking - SUNNYVALE, CALIF. - Nov. 30, 2006 - 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... Read more...