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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This is PR!!! for AMD!
by wolfman3k5 on Wed 11th Jan 2006 06:04 UTC
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The Opteron 165 Dual Core, and the A64 3800+ X2 Overclock easy onstock cooling beyond 2.8 Ghz, AMD knows, but they still had to pull a new PR stunt. Gotta lovethose opteron 165's, the go for about $316 at ZipZoomFly, couple that with a Epox nForce 4 Ultra and some OCZ, and you got the whole thing for under $500... FX is a expensive line of chips for folks that have enough money to trow at the dogs... or to whipe their buts with it...

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