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AMD announces QuadFX.

Edited by Zeid Nasser AMD officially launched its new high-end, four-core computing platform code-named '4x4'. Officially called 'Quad FX' and featuring 'Dual Socket Direct Connect (DSDC) Architecture', this technology is AMD's new flagship enthusiast platform and aimed at power PC users such as gamers and serious users of video and graphics applications. Designed to power computers that run Microsoft's forthcoming home OS Windows Vista Ultimate edition, this AMD-proclaimed 'supreme platform for megatasking enthusiasts' differs significantly in approach from Intel's quad-branded CPU launch of earlier this month. Whilst Intel's quad-core Core 2 Duo chips (and forthcoming Core 2 Quad CPUs) feature four CPU cores inside one processor and this CPU then sits in one motherboard socket, AMD's Quad FX platform comprises two of the firm's new dual-core Athlon FX-70 series processors, which are housed in two CPU slots on specially built motherboards.These motherboards will also feature two nVidia chipsets that connect individually to each CPU, meaning boards can in turn feature up to four PCI Express slots for graphics card use. A*AMD announces QuadFX

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Publication:The Star (Amman, Jordan)
Date:Dec 16, 2006
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