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: @bluarash
by Smartpatrol on Tue 10th Jan 2006 19:31 UTC in reply to "@bluarash"
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Strange. Me wonders why FPS games are such big moneymakers. (Half-Life, Doom, Battlefield, etc.)

Stupid game makers. Nobody buys these things. </sarcasm>

What he is saying is FPS isn't everything there are 5 Million subscribers that play World of Warcraft a MMORPG. You do not need a $1000 Dual Core processor in order to play WoW. You do need the latest and greatest CPU/Video Card combo with 8 gigs of RAM and a Terabyte raid if you want to look cool to all your friends running Quake 4 at 200 FPS. I am happy with my sub $1000 Machine that runs Quake 4 at 50 FPS.

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