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AMD’s 4x4 to Become Available in November

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http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/cpu/dis...017130006.html

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Advanced Micro Devices' new platform for enthusiasts called 4x4 is not listed among the products due to be out in 2006, according to the company's roadmap document dated September, 27. Nevertheless, the company says that the new 4x4 platform for gamers will be available in November this year. "4x4 will be shipping in November," said Bubba Walford in a short interview with X-bit labs. Mr. Walford did not elaborate whether AMD's new models FX-70, FX-72 and FX-74 will be available next month. The new AMD Athlon 64 FX-70 (2.60GHz, 2MB L2 cache [1MB per core]), FX-72 (2.80GHz, 2MB L2 cache [1MB per core]) and FX-74 (3.00GHz, 2MB L2 cache [1MB per core]) microprocessors designed to work in pairs will be compatible with socket F infrastructure, a 1207-pin land grid array (LGA) form-factor. It is unclear whether the new AMD Athlon 64 FX processors need registered DDR2 memory modules, which cost more than typical DDR2 components and which are somewhat slower, but it is highly-likely that this will be a requirement. Even though AMD's 4x4 platform may be significantly more expensive and power hungry than Intel Core 2 Extreme-based offerings with two or four cores, AMD may be able to offer significantly increased performance in many cases because of relatively high clock-speeds of its new FX-series central processing units. As a result, AMD 4x4 may address users who demand absolutely highest performance at any cost, leaving the market of more balanced systems to the rival.
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Nice find, this should be good
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post #3 of 14
Pretty neat actually. I wouldnt buy it myself but hey, some people will. Two CPUs vs. one is obviously better. The registered ram thing sucks, good luck overclocking.
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Maybe this is why Sladesurfer put his stuff up for sale... =)
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Maybe this is why Sladesurfer put his stuff up for sale... =)
hahahah,no I just need the money really bad right now plus christmast is coming. I need money to buy my GF and family gifts I might build a new rig around February. Right now im using my notebook
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post #6 of 14
Wow thats great...Whne do you think they will be out.
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Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE1701
Wow thats great...Whne do you think they will be out.
umm...November
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So will these have an unlocked multi?
    
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Funny. They said 4x4 would be out mid 2007.
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post #10 of 14
hrm that sounds quite expensive... but good. if only they could get the prices down..

i mean think about it

2x cpu's
dual socket mobo
slower and more expensive ram...

im sure there are more flaws in this design... but i cant really think of any ^_^

but yea.. if i had the money... and didnt just buy a pc lol. id go for it

wow i just thought...

try sticking dual tuniq towers in a case :O thats gonna be some trouble LOL
    
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