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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RE: Prices
by Smartpatrol on Tue 10th Jan 2006 16:43 UTC in reply to "Prices"
Smartpatrol
Member since:
2005-07-06

why pay over a couple hundred dollars for a CPU! Those prices are nutts! Especially when i have no trouble playing the latest games with a decent Video card and a 2 year old 2.4Ghz HT Pentium 4.

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RE[2]: Prices
by rayiner on Tue 10th Jan 2006 17:06 in reply to "RE: Prices"
rayiner Member since:
2005-07-06

Hmm, try playing FEAR on that thing. I played it on my brother's 2.2 GHz Athlon64 with an X800XL, and I definitely had to turn down a lot of the setttings to get things smooth.

OT: FEAR is an awesome game! First program in years that made me wish I a Windows machine. Is it too much to hope for a Mac port?

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RE[3]: Prices
by smitty on Tue 10th Jan 2006 17:21 in reply to "RE[2]: Prices"
smitty Member since:
2005-10-13

FEAR is almost completely GPU bound even with the newest generation of graphics cards, so getting a faster CPU isn't going to help much.

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RE[3]: Prices
by robojerk on Tue 10th Jan 2006 18:40 in reply to "RE[2]: Prices"
robojerk Member since:
2006-01-10

When Mactel's come out, get Cadega.
http://www.transgaming.com/products_mac.php

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RE[3]: Prices
by Get a Life on Tue 10th Jan 2006 20:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Prices"
Get a Life Member since:
2006-01-01

I don't see Jupiter EX being ported, so yes it's probably too much to hope for a Mac port.

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