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http://theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=35333

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WE MANAGED TO learn the official NDA expiry date and the launch of AMD's quad core offering....Quadfather or the 4x4 as AMD marketeers have it, is actually a dual die quad core chip, using the Opteron processor socket and will launch on November 14th.
In related news: Ronin decides upon his next build platform and knows approximately when he'll buy it.
    
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Originally Posted by INQ
Quadfather or the 4x4 as AMD marketeers have it.
lol 4x4 is a platform not a CPU.
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The Inquirer messing up even worse than normally
    
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nit-picking... I'm sure they know it's the platform and not the rebranded opterons...

I am most excited about its support of non-ecc DDR2.
    
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Since when is Quadfather a dual die chip? I thought there were actual pics of some dual-socket mobos for quadfather

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nit-picking... I'm sure they know it's the platform and not the rebranded opterons...
Look at the article. They state clearly that it is a chip - Kentsfield-style
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nit-picking... I'm sure they know it's the platform and not the rebranded opterons...

I am most excited about its support of non-ecc DDR2.
Not nit picking.... I think the Inquirer is confusing stuff highly tehre

I would not believe a word from them
    
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Since when is Quadfather a dual die chip? I thought there were actual pics of some dual-socket mobos for quadfather



Look at the article. They state clearly that it is a chip - Kentsfield-style
Yes it's two opterons packaged together each one being a single die dual core processor. Considering that one 2200 series 2.6 ghz processor is $900 getting two for $999 is a rockin' deal.
Okay fair enough... here's the article linked within that one..

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...AMD will respond by introducing the QuadFather platform, marketing dubbed the 4x4. The platform consists of Opteron workstation motherboards using Socket 1207 and equipped with two PCIe x16 slots for graphics cards and retail packaged CPUs
    
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Okay fair enough... here's the article linked within that one..
That's one of the things I'm confused about. Here is what the newer article says.

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Quadfather or the 4x4 as AMD marketeers have it, is actually a dual die quad core chip,
Their articles don't match, yet the newer one reads as if the articles are compatible
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I really don't understand why AMD won't just put everything on AM2. There are people that doesn't even know about AM2 and AMD is coming out with AM2+, AM3 and Socket F..
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That's one of the things I'm confused about. Here is what the newer article says.



Their articles don't match, yet the newer one reads as if the articles are compatible
It is technically dual die... it's two distinct processors each one single die/dual core (Santa Rosa from the looks of it).

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I really don't understand why AMD won't just put everything on AM2. There are people that doesn't even know about AM2 and AMD is coming out with AM2+, AM3 and Socket F..
The AM2 platform is going to get shoved out of the spotlight for a little while, so AMD can handle the emergency that is Kentsfield, but as single AMD procs improve then AM2, then AM2+ and AM3 (all compatible) will retake the limelight.

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