Occ Previews Upcoming Amd Hardware
Posted 22 November 2008 - 05:27 AM
Check out the article here.
Posted 22 November 2008 - 07:37 AM
Posted 22 November 2008 - 08:06 AM
Posted 22 November 2008 - 09:54 AM
Nice article, Alan! It's awesome that you were able to go to Texas and check out AMD's upcoming chips. Nice to see the air cooled chip hit 4GHz. Maybe with watercooling, we'll be able to hit 4.5GHz or so.
Ofcourse I am bound by the Embargo however I can say I was quite impressed with what I saw. I feel AMD is making the comeback that they need. One other thing of note for hardcore overclockers is the new set of Phenom II's are no longer affected by the cold bug that caused then to become unstabe at temps in excess of -20C so there is going to be some hardcore LN2 overclocking on these bad boys. I was personally able to play around with a setup with a Phenom II, 790GX board and a HD 4870 and they actually had to pry it out of my hands when I was done. Myself and another attendee were so impressed with the overclocking that we fried a board pushing the chip on a CoolIT Freezone Elite cooled system
Posted 22 November 2008 - 10:25 AM
Can you comment at all about performance or will I have to wait in eager anticipation until the NDA is lifted? If these new Phenom 2s can hold their own price to performance with the CPUs from intel I will be a very happy man.
Posted 22 November 2008 - 12:35 PM
Posted 22 November 2008 - 08:57 PM
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Posted 22 November 2008 - 09:23 PM
Posted 23 November 2008 - 04:44 AM
I was at Supercomputing '08 and I heard from numerous people that the Shanghai (AKA Phenom II) was roughly 30% faster clock for clock...and with the increased clock speeds it should be a real contender.
That is what I heard too BTW the Phenom II is based off of what made Shanghai great not actually Shanghai which is a server chip
Posted 23 November 2008 - 11:15 AM
I'm looking forward to this thing's release
Wonder if I can talk AMD into giving up an ES...Hm.
Edit: Are these AM2+/DDR2 chips or AM3/DDR3 ones?
Edited by Error 404, 23 November 2008 - 11:20 AM.
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Posted 23 November 2008 - 02:18 PM
Honestly I think this is the magic AMD has been waiting for. They will never be Core i7 extremes but for the price AMD has been releasing their hardware they are great price to performance.
Posted 23 November 2008 - 04:01 PM
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