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AMD’s 4×4 at least $1000

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Posted November 13, 2006 by admin in CPU & Motherboards

For?your one thousand dollars you will be able to buy two FX-72’s running at 2.6 GHz, which is a very good price point, but unfortunately there is no mention of? mainboard pricing, and considering its must be dual socket it’s surely an expensive omission to make.

Technically 4×4 has always been an interesting idea with oodles of potential,?but?it’s first incarnation has?always looked like a severely untidy alternative to Kentsfield. AMD have claimed that 4×4 will be compatible out of the box with there upcoming quad-core chip (known as K8L to many). If this is true it does helps?it’s case, as in my personal opinion, 4×4 only looks like a serious solution when you can throw two quad-core chips in for octal power.?

At a briefing in Munich late last week, AMD revealed that the 4×4 will start around $1,000 and will run on an NVIDIA chipset. A cool grand will get you two dual-core FX-70 processors, with the FX-72 and FX-74 costing a bit more. A fourth CPU, the FX-76, will appear during the second quarter of 2007. German site golem.de reports All four CPUs are 90nm parts with 2MB of L2 cache. The clock speed on the new CPUs will range from 2.6GHz on the FX-70 up to 3.2GHz on the FX-76.

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