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The news arrives by way of a mysterious document received by X-bit Labs. Although the site didn't provide a scanned copy for all to see, the document supposedly reveals that AMD will divide its processors into three different classes of its Vision platforms including FX-Series, A-Series and E-Series. That means we may not see another Phenom, Athlon or Sempron-related branding on our AMD CPUs ever again. Really, it will be ok.
Source: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/AMD...ano,12183.html



First news post, sorry if I did anything wrong.
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post #2 of 43
Dumb article is dumb, it is just using a bunch of words to say that AMD's low-,mid-, and high-end processors are going to go by different names. I am just saying a restructure always occurs with new series/architectures.

If anything I am disappointed that FX is just going to be to Bulldozer what Phenom II was to to the current lineup. Everyone was hoping that AMD bringing back the FX moniker was a sign that Bulldozer was going to compete with Intel at the high-end.
Edited by joemaniaci - 2/11/11 at 4:15pm
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Somehow I like it.

So, we get the FX series, the A series and the E series.

FX for Fusion Xtreme, A for Advanced, and E for Entry? Would make some sense, though.


That way we don't have thousands of Athlons with the e-series mixed up with regular ones, or Black phenoms mixed with regular Phenoms.... And less models after all.


Good towards general public, the easier they find to find out if it's gonna fit their needs, the more likely they'll be to buy it.


AMD is making smart moves, hope they start to kick Intel hard in the butt.
   
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I wanted to see a real FX core. I guess it isn't wise since those usually aren't money makers.
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Yea I was kind of hoping that FX meaant that the high end Bulldozer was going to be super extreme, but i guess not. Oh well, more Bulldozer information at least.
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post #6 of 43
Well the FX name does stand it's extreme compared to the rest of the line up. FX was just a name for the top of the line back in the day and it means the same now. But to judge a product based on a name when there isn't concrete info released is a bit sad.

Also Intel did similar with the i3, i5, i7 "in a way".
Edited by smash_mouth01 - 2/11/11 at 6:07pm
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I wonder what the new FX logo will look like?
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im kinda gonna miss Phenom/Athlon/Sempron naming.
i was looking forward to Phenom III FX!!! and Athlon III and Sempron II.

i wonder how this will really turn out
    
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I'm thinking this is a sign that AMD is getting ready to sell 700$+ CPU's.
this is a strategy to justify the pricing difference over last generations CPU's.

Like BE CPU's are more Expensive.

Hopefully This means that AMD thinks Bulldozer is worth more.

Maybe I'm way off, but that's just what I'm thinking.
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