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[NH] AMD puts FX series on hold

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We were eagerly awaiting the resurrection of AMD's FX series this quarter, alas it is not coming. Not now, not the next quarter. AMD was having so much trouble getting the frequency up that it simply decided to put it the FX 9x models (two sockets) on hold indefinitely, and move the FX 8x model (one socket) up to Q4 this year. Instead AMD will try to focus more on its Black Edition models with unlocked multipliers. The Deneb FX core is in no way canceled, but it is in limbo right now. AMD is said to be in observation mode and if it sees a need for the FX series it will try to speed things up, otherwise the FX series may very well just fade away.
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Woot @ news

I hope they don't pull the Deneb FX
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post #3 of 20
observation mode....lol
    
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that just means that they made a market inquiry/survey and the results were "we ain't buying no FX".
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post #5 of 20
whats the difference between a black edition cpu and an fx? they both have unlocked multipliers right?
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Originally Posted by {core2duo}werd View Post
whats the difference between a black edition cpu and an fx? they both have unlocked multipliers right?
In all fairness, the borders between an FX chip and BE chip are very vague.

The idea with black edition chips is that they give you what would nromally cost a heavy premium at no extra charge - An unlocked multiplier.

The FX series chips were meant to represent the best of the best of what AMD could give you. The dual socket idea also falls under the FX series, but AMD have previously said they wouldnt be carrying this platform on.

I think, with AMD's current product range, the BE's have all but replaced what the FX series should have been. Dual socket may come back to the high end segment, but not anytime soon from how AMD are speaking.
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post #7 of 20
FX series are just to show of and to compare to intel.
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FX series are just to show of and to compare to intel.
just like Intel's emergency extreme edition, agreed.
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sad - i always liked the BE moniker, but hey... it doesn't really make a difference in the real world
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It makes sense that they would put it on hold considering they can't get any more speed bins out of the Phenoms right now. Any thing higher than 140W TDP is just ludicrous. This is also probably indicative of the scaling we're going to see with 45nm. We might see slightly lowered TDPs, but perhaps the architecture just isn't capable of scaling to much higher frequencies.
    
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