Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Jan 2006 15:26 UTC
AMD AMD has released its first dual-core Athlon 64 FX processor, the FX-60. The Reg puts it through its paces, and concludes: "AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 is the best consumer processor AMD has ever produced. With effectively a pair of FX-55s sat in the same socket, sharing an efficient memory controller, it's close enough to FX-57 in single-threaded apps that the multi-threaded advantage makes that slender gap moot. Targetted at the well-heeled enthusiast, the new dual-core processor should be a shoo-in for those with FX-57s already, and those with the required readies to drop on the latest and greatest."
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I'd love to have one.... :)
by ZaNkY on Tue 10th Jan 2006 15:43 UTC
ZaNkY
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2005-10-18

I'd love to have one of those babies ;)

I'd prolly overclock them to fx-57 speed (2.8), but even without overclock it is a sweet proc.

I don't think it's worth the upgrade cash though for me. I have a 57, not gonna shell another grand for a 60. Unless someone is willing to "help" me out with the bill ;)


I read someplace (I beleive at theinquirer.net), that the FX-57 is still more performant than the 60. Slowing the clock down 200MHz really affected the gaming performance such that it doesn't surpass the fx57. Correct me if I'm wrong though.

Still nice to have around though, can't deny that.

--ZaNkY

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