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AMD’s QuadFX (4×4) sorely disappoints

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Posted December 1, 2006 by admin in CPU & Motherboards

Arstechnica accurately sum up AMD’s QuadFX launch in?this editorial. QuadFX?is a desperate attempt to take the light away from Intel, and it did for about a week, now let’s all go back to drooling over the QX6700 :)

Today, AMD officially launched their much-anticipated 4×4 enthusiast platform under the name QuadFX. The results of the rash of QuadFX reviews that just came out are uniformly disappointing; Intel’s quad-core offering, the QX6800, outperforms AMD’s much hotter, more power-hungry offering in almost every benchmark. Right now, QuadFX is a loser from a performance, power consumption, and bang/buck perspective, and there’s pretty much no reason to even consider spending money on this boutique architecture right now.



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