ED#68 : AMD Spider Launch Info

Discussion in 'Reviews & Articles' started by Dashken, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. Dashken

    Dashken Administrator!

    AMD-ATI has just delivered a blow to NVIDIA's plans with the launch of their new ATI Radeon HD 3870/3850 graphics cards. But this isn't all that AMD has prepared for the jolly Christmas season.

    Specially wrapped for Intel with a little bowtie is a riposte from AMD consisting of the long-awaited AMD Phenom X4 desktop processor and the AMD Spider platform. Let's take a look at what the big hoohah is all about.

    Here's a quote from the editorial :-

    Link : ED#68 : AMD Spider Launch Info
  2. The_YongGrand

    The_YongGrand Just Started

    What's the price tag for these new Phenom and is also the new platform information available now? :)
  3. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    I will let you guys know as soon as I find out how much they will cost. But they will be Socket AM2 compatible, although AMD recommends a Socket AM2+ motherboard.

    As far as the platform is concerned, it's probably nothing more than a marketing platform, like Centrino. It won't be any different from merely setting up a system based on those three components.
  4. The_YongGrand

    The_YongGrand Just Started

    That's cool news. Hope the AMD keeps their promises this time, and hope they deliver a cost-effective Phenoms! If not, another vapourware!! :haha: :)
  5. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Hehe.. We will see very soon. :beer:
  6. Damn well better be the 19th, since it's a badass day. Tomorrow omg.
  7. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    It's likely... although it will only be launched here on the 22nd.
  8. The_YongGrand

    The_YongGrand Just Started

    Don't they have any launch party like those of the Intel Penryn's ones? :)

    edit: Also, they have said too that they have a special overclock system called the 'Overdrive'... sounds like Intel Pentium Overdrive upon first time hearing about it... :haha:
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2007
  9. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Nope. At most, it will probably be 1-2 hours long and comprise of a slideshow and Q&A. Would be lucky to even catch a sight of the processor. :D
  10. The_YongGrand

    The_YongGrand Just Started

    Wow... The Phenom maybe has released... :)

    Check out the tomshardware news for 19/11/07!

    Hope that it's resonably priced and can be comparable to C2Q (wait... C2Q is now almost the fastest this time!) :haha:

    edit: Man, the highest end 9900 is still trailing behind C2Q 6600! They have to get cheaper than the rival chips, or else, they have to work even more harder! :haha:

    The upgrade is quite scalable as they claim - AM2 are still supported. well that's a cool one. Wondering my 6100 AM2 gonna work with the Phenoms... :haha:
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2007
  11. Trinity

    Trinity Little Kiki Staff Member


    My e6600 bests it in many benchmarks...:D
  12. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    The AMD Phenom was officially launched yesterday, on Nov. 19th. Was working on a Tech Report but it won't be complete until tomorrow.
  13. Mac Daddy

    Mac Daddy Pickin' Da Gitfiddle

    I don't think any Quad core Intel will have an issue with the Phenom unless AMD is holding back there are a list of reviews posted in our post on NGOHQ.com and it doesn't look good at all :rolleyes:

    Reviewed at:

    PC Perspective
    TechWare Labs
    The Tech Report

    Our link (If thats an issue on Tech ARP remove it NGOHQ.com is a public Tech and News Forum no worries either way)

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