AMD releases Quad FX platform

AMD today announced its dual-socket Quad FX platform featuring AMD Athlon 64 FX-70 series dual-core processors, the newest additions to the Athlon 64 FX processor family. The platform currently supports up to four CPU cores utilizing matched pairs of AMD Athlon 64 FX-70, Athlon 64 FX-72 and Athlon 64 FX-74 dual-core CPUs, and in the future, it will provide upgradeability to eight cores with planned AMD native quad-core processors in 2007, the company said.

The Quad FX platform also features DDR2 memory, being designed non-uniform memory access (NUMA) support with compatible operating systems, according to AMD. Other features include driving four or even eight monitors at the same time when using up to four PCIe graphics cards and 12 SATA controllers enabling up to nine terabytes of storage using currently available drive technologies, the company added.

News source: DigiTimes

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