Bookmark and Share


Advanced Micro Devices plans to return its premium class FX-series processors to the market sometime in the middle of next year. The question is whether the new central processing units (CPUs) will truly be capable of successfully competing against rivals.

AMD Athlon 64 FX processors were first release back in 2003 to address the market of computer enthusiasts and gamers, however, when Advanced Micro Devices lost its performance crown on the x86 chip market in 2006, the firm had to cease production of “FX” parts since they were not competitive against Intel Corp.’s products. There were no new “FX” chips in 2007 and in 2008, but AMD hopes that in mid-2009 the “FX” will return.

The code-named Deneb FX microprocessors that are projected to be launched sometime in the middle of next year will feature four processing engines, shared level-three cache, dual-channel DDR2 (up to PC2-8500, 1066MHz) and DDR3 (up to PC3-10666, 1333MHz) memory controller, according to sources with knowledge of AMD’s plans. The new chips are projected to utilize AM3 form-factor, which means better system flexibility.

Precise specifications of AMD Phenom FX chips based on Deneb FX core are unknown, however, specs of AMD’s first 45nm microprocessors for desktops include 2.80GHz and 3.0GHz chips, which means that the FX products will operate at higher clock-speeds, bringing higher performance to the market.

It is crucial for AMD to increase frequencies of the Deneb FX chips considerably in order to attract attention of performance enthusiasts, who can pay $1000 per CPU provided that they get unbeatable performance. Currently AMD’s chips cannot provide unrivalled speed, which is why the company has to concentrate on mainstream and entry-level microprocessors, which means that the company’s profit margins are lower than they used to be.

AMD did not comment on the news-story.

Tags: AMD, Phenom, Deneb, 45nm


Comments currently: 3
Discussion started: 09/02/08 08:37:51 PM
Latest comment: 10/23/08 01:54:40 AM
Expand all threads | Collapse all threads


Even @ 3.0GHz a cheap q9400 will perform and especially OC way beyond anything the FX could ever hope for so unless they sell the FX for under $300 no one in their right mind would buy it

Sad but AMD really need to improve performance big time to catch Intel this time
0 0 [Posted by: alpha0ne  | Date: 09/02/08 08:37:51 PM]
- collapse thread

Are you sure about that because with the AMD SB750 a Phenom based processor can be overclock further than just overclocking using the northbridge with FSB. Sure, motherboard manufactures have to design boards that uses SB750 to handle processors up to 200 watts.
0 0 [Posted by: jmurbank  | Date: 09/03/08 04:20:53 PM]

^ yea dude do ur research b4 posting such baseless claims...
0 0 [Posted by: PFX  | Date: 10/23/08 01:54:40 AM]


Add your Comment

Related news

Latest News

Monday, April 14, 2014

8:23 am | Microsoft Vows to Release Xbox 360 Emulator for Xbox One. Microsoft Xbox One May Gain Compatibility with Xbox 360 Games

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

10:39 am | Microsoft Reveals Kinect for Windows v2 Hardware. Launch of New Kinect for Windows Approaches

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

1:57 pm | Facebook to Acquire Virtual Reality Pioneer, Oculus VR. Facebook Considers Virtual Reality as Next-Gen Social Platform

1:35 pm | Intel Acquires Maker of Wearable Computing Devices. Basis Science Becomes Fully-Owned Subsidiary of Intel

Monday, March 24, 2014

10:53 pm | Global UHD TV Shipments Total 1.6 Million Units in 2013 – Analysts. China Ahead of the Whole World with 4K TV Adoption

10:40 pm | Crytek to Adopt AMD Mantle Mantle API for CryEngine. Leading Game Developer Adopts AMD Mantle

9:08 pm | Microsoft Unleashes DirectX 12: One API for PCs, Mobile Gadgets and Xbox One. Microsoft Promises Increased Performance, New Features with DirectX 12

3:33 pm | PowerVR Wizard: Imagination Reveals World’s First Ray-Tracing GPU IP for Mobile Devices. Imagination Technologies Brings Ray-Tracing, Hybrid Rendering Modes to Smartphones and Tablets

2:00 pm | Nokia Now Expects to Close Deal with Microsoft in Q2. Sale of Nokia’s Division to Close Next Month