AMD Claims Quad-core Desktop CPUs Ready for Christmas

This week, AMD announced its quad-core desktop CPU codenamed Agena FX in Sunnyvale, California. The processor was featured in single and dual-socket configurations – the dual-socket configurations mark AMD's first demonstration of an 8-core desktop. Next week Monday, AMD will reveal the brand name for this Agena FX-based brand, Phenom FX. The official launch date for Agena is still undetermined. Agena FX is just the halo product for the desktop AMD K10 lineup. Agena (non-FX) will constitute the bulk of AMD's Phenom offerings. Agena is essentially identical to Agena FX, though the non-FX processor does not support symmetric multiprocessing. AMD will also announce its dual-core Agena bins, codenamed Kuma, shortly after Agena.

"Quad-core, codenamed Barcelona will launch later this summer, in the July, August kind of time frame -- followed by [Agena FX] on the desktop. That'll launch a little after the server part, it'll be called Agena. You'll see that in the Christmas line-up," stated Robert Rivet, AMD executive vice president and CFO.

News source: DailyTech

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and in other news today Intel says it will be offering an octo core part in november this year in otherwords if your and amd fan you dont realy care what intel are doin just aslong as amd keep on rolling out the next better athlon64/optiron / x2 / x4 / x8 ......

Wow... IMO waiting till December will just give Intel a chance to offer their current Quad offerings dirt cheap by the time AMDs Quads come out.. Dissapointing to wait so long...

That's like telling an <<Intel>> Mac user to "buy a new OS now if that's what you want", and link to Windows Vista.

Choices are good, competition is good.

Tantawi said,
That's like telling an <<Intel>> Mac user to "buy a new OS now if that's what you want", and link to Windows Vista.

Choices are good, competition is good.


Your analogy doesn't work since you're comparing the Apple OS to something that's already commercially available (i.e Vista). AMD doesn't have a Quad available for sale yet. Intel on the other hand....