X-bit Labs took a look at the V8 eight-core platform from Intel:
Of course, Intel couldn’t leave this initiative unattended. The micro-processor giant strengthening its positions day by day after the launch of Core micro-architecture, couldn’t disregard the competitor’s ability to introduce a desktop platform with two quad-core processors in it. The “refreshed” Quad FX platform will be known as FASN8 and will feature Agena FX codenamed CPU. And even though it is scheduled to launch only in Q3, Intel began pushing its alternative solution in January already. The first demonstration of the concept system equipped with two quad-core processors on Core micro-architecture was performed at CES 2007, where it was codenamed V8. These days Intel has already mastered mass production of all components for this platform and of course, we couldn’t help getting our hands on them right away.
Today we are going to discuss the first desktop Intel V8 system that the manufacturer positions as an eight-core desktop PC for media content creation.