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AMD Phenom, 790FX and Radeon HD 3850/3870 gear up for AM D-Day

Monday 19th November
Mon Oct 29 2007, 19:18

AMD HAS NOTHING to lose. And in the next two weeks, the company will host a ton of briefings in different parts of the world, so that everything is ready for its Spider Platform.

This is a codename for cocktail of next-gen processors, chipsets (790FX and 770) and Radeon HD 3850 & 3870 graphics cards.

North-American based AMDfolk will be buzzing about on American Airlines, spreading the gospel.

Since AMD is launching a complete system, there are quite a lot of PCs being assembled right now, and they will be distributed to hacks for some review action.

We wonder how AMD's sampling policy will cope under the strain. With the launch of Barcelona, we were left wondering why the workstation segment was addressed with just one marketing slide stating AMD 3rd Generation Opteron - Server and Workstation Processor.

And later, company execs complained that a certain web-site ran its Opteron server setup as a desktop, emulating Phenom performance (an impossible task, due to saturated memory bandwidth).

We wonder if unsatisfied hacks will be left in the dark this time around. µ


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