AMD fans waxing nostalgic about the good ol' days can celebrate the return of AMD's FX moniker, a pair of letters that was once (and now once again) reserved for the Sunnyvale chip maker's hard hitting processors for enthusiasts. Just like before, AMD is reserving the FX brand for its fastest processors and most powerful platforms, the first of which will be AMD's "Scorpius" platform.
The Scorpius platform will feature AMD's 9-series chipset motherboards and Radeon HD 6000 Series graphics cards combined with the upcoming "Zambezi" processor, an unlocked, native eight-core CPU, AMD announced at the E3 Expo.
"AMD's FX brand will enable an over-the-top experience for PC enthusiasts," said Leslie Sobon, vice president of worldwide product marketing, AMD. "By combining an unlocked, native eight-core processor, the latest in chipset technology, and AMD's latest graphics cards, FX customers will enjoy an unrivaled feature set and amazing control over their PC's performance."
AMD also talked about re-upping its commitment to gamers by announcing new members to its "Gaming Evolved" program. Gaming Evolved combines AMD's expanded support for DirectX 11 games, Eyefinity multiple-monitor configurations, dual-graphics solutions, and native HD3D support.