AMD Resurrects FX Brand for Top Flight Processors

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

I've long wondered if there weren't executives at AMD secretly working with Intel to keep the company's products less competitive.

There are other documented cases of industrial sabotage perpetrated by Intel against AMD, so why not?

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krash3x

They just recently finaly released a processor that could compete with the core i7 920, that only took them what like 2-3 years.  I see them beating intel in the laptops with integrated graphics market, because intel graphics just sucks but when it comes to cpu power intel holds the crown.  AMD is a great company and I really dont like the stuff intel pulled the last decade, but AMD just seems like they are out classed.  Untill the can go head to head with intel performance wise they are only going to be a first rate company with a second rate product.  Not everyone had brand loyalty 

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kixofmyg0t

I still have a laptop from 2005 that has a 2.0Ghz single core "Clawhammer" Athlon 64 in it, still runs pretty decent to this day. 

I really hope the FX line returns AMD to the performance crown.

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theresapartyinm...

AMD and Intel both make good products, but AMD needs to show that it can really compete. I don't care who has a better processor, I just care that they are at least in the same league.

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Neufeldt2002

I only hope that with the return of the "FX" brand AMD finally have something to compete with Intel.

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Marthian

AMD, take a hint from Intel and increase the speed per core, not add more cores.

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bboiprfsr

nowadays, core/clock speed is not the only factor in performance. other parameters must be regarded into consideration, such as power, efficiency, temperature, hyperthreading, memory, cache, graphics, TDP, etc... afterall, the CPU (or rather, APU) essentially processes the entire program for the computer, itself.

 

Of course, you could always increase the core speed by over-clocking, but what if that leads to other problems, such as frying your motherboard due to higher temperatures? all in all, speed is not the only factor to analyze. AMD is also focused on targeting those with a budget - performance/price ratio. regardless, this is really exciting! i look forward to AMD's upcoming APU's!

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kixofmyg0t

Youre obviously too young to remember the Prescott days. That didn't work for Intel and they got murdered by AMD for years. 

 

 

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Neufeldt2002

That was a great period, bang for the buck was huge.

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LatiosXT

Like how?

 

On a side note, I want some benchmarks dammit :|

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