The demo was eye catching. The 4x4 system, equipped with two dual-core Athlon 64 FX chips, clearly outpaced an identically configured PC with one dual-core chip on every test they showed, from multitasking scenarios with a game and other apps running in the background, to media file transcoding.Read on over at PC World.
Of course, the real performance test will be against Core 2 Extreme machines or systems with Intel's upcoming Kentsfield quad-core processor (originally due out next year, the chips may now debut by year's end).
Pat Moorhead, AMD's VP of Advanced Marketing, who was the master of ceremonies for the event, included one other bit of significant news: Buyers should be able to get a bundle with two FX-branded processor to use with the 4x4 platform for less than $1000.
AMD shows off 4x4 platform, to cost less than $1000
Posted on Thursday, Jul 27 2006 @ 00:51 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck