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    AMD Quad FX platform coming to an abrupt end

    Earlier this year, AMD was touting its Quad FX platform as the next big thing. Having insisted that dual socket technology was the way forward, AMD now look set to all but end its Quad FX platform in the wake of its Spider release.
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    Re: AMD Quad FX platform coming to an abrupt end

    Lets not forget that the quad FX was effectively not much more than a stop gap until they had a true quad core solution.

    I think the majority of AMD supporters would rather they pooled as much of their resources as is needed to get the Phenom family off the ground as this is where their best chance of becoming competitive with Intel again lies. At least they haven't completely turned their back on the early adopters, they just need to put all they have behind Spider and Phenom right now.


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    Re: AMD Quad FX platform coming to an abrupt end

    I don't agree Will, AMD originally touted Quad FX as a future proof enthusiast platform.

    A certain former board member of AMD once said to me:

    Being a gamer myself, I understand you very well. Having to backup and rebuild a RAID just because you are changing chipsets is a hassle one wants to avoid unless there is no other choice.

    The Quad FX platform is all about giving a base with a LOT of headroom in every dimension such that one can start today with a single dual-core processor and move progressively to up to two octal cores, four graphic cards and 8 hard drives. I was the person that essentially speced the QUAD FX because the standard ATX form factor is really out of gas.

    So I would encourage you to move to that platform and I can guarantee you it will last you a VERY long time.

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    Re: AMD Quad FX platform coming to an abrupt end

    knew it wasnt gonna last. I can imagine those who paid so much $$$ for it now.

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    Re: AMD Quad FX platform coming to an abrupt end

    wow bet there are some very unhappy very poor people out there that spent there money on these


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