Posted on Thursday, March 18 2004 @ 22:38:28 CET by LSDsmurf
The Athlon64 FX-51 has been AMD’s flagship CPU for the better part of 6 months. Considering the frequency at which the Thoroughbred and Barton cores were released this is a long time between CPU releases for AMD. If we are honest, they haven’t had much reason to crank up the clock rate before now. Intel have spent the last months playing with their Pentium 4 core to release the powerful but overpriced P4 Extreme Edition and the late, underperforming and hot running Prescott P4. The FX-53 is AMD’s attempt to extend their performance lead over Intel in some applications and in others to even things up.