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    AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800

    The key things to take from today's look at the 4800+ is that it's generally no slower, but generally no faster either, than an FX-53 in single-threaded tests, yet it'll cost you a fair bit more. I hope it's obvious that a dual-core processors benefits lie elsewhere, with multi-threaded applications and real-world operating system usage. Think HyperThreading.

    That the new CPUs will work fine in existing Socket 939 boards that support Athlon FX-53 and Athlon FX-55, with just a change in BIOS and without any change in cooling needed (if you have an Athlon FX-55 PIB cooler, or something aftermarket that's rated to handle that CPU) is all the better.


    http://www.hexus.net/content/reviews...lld19JRD0xMTcw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kez
    I hate you Good job on the review Ryszard
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    An excellent review, informative and gently entertaining. I've only just got an AMD 4000+ and already my head it turned by X2. You are to be blamed.
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    Nice Review , you can almost liken it to the Conservative political domination, the Labour take over and get complacent and the Tories gain more votes in respect of the AMD PR peoples attitude to your requests , Tell you what If I was Mr AMD paying my PR people to annoy anyone, they would have their P45 pronto

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    Oh My God

    I can't believe you guys faked this!
    The picture is obviously not an X2 processor and you can still read just "64" on it.
    You can't expect us to believe you got an X2 and the only picture you got was a crappy one using a cellphone camera.

    You could just as well get a picture with a cooler on the processor.
    Well done

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zinbi
    I can't believe you guys faked this!
    The picture is obviously not an X2 processor and you can still read just "64" on it.
    You can't expect us to believe you got an X2 and the only picture you got was a crappy one using a cellphone camera.

    You could just as well get a picture with a cooler on the processor.
    Well done


    Well that would be because that's what's etched onto the heatspreader. However...



    I think the acronym "RTFA" would be appropriate here, to coin a term from Slashdot.

    edit: The Tech Report also have pictures of the X2, which doesn't actually say "X2" on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zinbi
    I can't believe you guys faked this!
    The picture is obviously not an X2 processor and you can still read just "64" on it.
    You can't expect us to believe you got an X2 and the only picture you got was a crappy one using a cellphone camera.

    You could just as well get a picture with a cooler on the processor.
    Well done
    i think the question here is, do you have an X2 on your desk so know better what one looks like?

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    I'm glad i contributed to making this article even better


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    heh... You know where to post that CPU once you finished testing it for me fellas

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    Great article and nicely summed up there on the afterburner comments PD

    A lot of customers have been asking recently for information and we have been pointing them towards the hexus review, mainly down to the fact that you will tell it as it is and call a spade a spade, and instead of glossing over any issues - Hexus is always the first place to point them out.

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    I can't think why you lot are interested in the A64 X2 - it's people like me (okay, people who do video editing - I largely just write about it) who are REALLY going to get their rocks off on these CPUs.

    Seriously, though, I'm left wondering what the whole shape of the CPU market is going to look like as little as a year down the line.

    Since these Athlon twin-core jobbies don't need a super-dooper (read - expensive) motherboard (or serious additional cooling), they must be set to make a MASSIVE impact - and, when the prices fall somewhat, I can see them becoming the de facto standard for any half-decent need-for-speed PC that runs apps that support multi-threading.

    And, of course, we'll be seeing in the near future, hopefully, folk working on optimising their apps (and hardware) for 64-bit Windows.

    That will be some pairing.

    Truly delectable.


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