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AMD shows off weird four way Opteron box

These camera people, they really are luvvies
Wed Feb 11 2004, 23:47
WE SUPPOSE IT CAN be done, the techies at AMD did it, but it's certainly not got the finish you'd expect from something that's, er, finished.

Straight from the heart of downtown Wembley, the INQ is proud to bring you a photo of a four way Opteron, with cables hanging out of the back.

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Mind you, the AV folk hanging out at Video Forum 2004 seemed to love the fact a chip firm had tipped up to express itself, even though the next shot reveals the four way Opteron is only half finished.

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Forget the show background and note the copious supply of gaffer tape and several power supplies powering the machine.

This show, as you can see from the pic below, was full of camera folk wondering about shoots and the like, and apart from Adobe and AMD, the only computer companies we could see there were Ulead, and Matrox.

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We discovered some software guy figuring out how to make digital films cheaper than anything but he refused to be photographed.

So we had to snuck up on him.

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Although much of what AMD staffer Charles Boswell said totally escaped us because he appears to be a microcode software wizard and a musician, we gathered that there is a heap of excitement going on in Wembley.

Which is quite surprising, because we only live two miles away and thrillsville it usually isn't. µ

 

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