AMD's FASN8 May Be Delayed to Next Year

Advanced Micro Devices, the world's second largest manufacturer of x86 central processing units (CPUs) will delay the roll-out of its new enthusiast-class platform to next year, according to sources familiar with the plans of AMD.

The chipmaker only plans to unveil its AMD Phenom FX-80 processor, which is designed for single-processor configurations, in November or December this year, whereas AMD Phenom FX-90 and FX-91 products are set to be released sometime in the first quarter of 2008, sources close to AMD indicated. The move basically delays the introduction of AMD's FASN8 platform, which employs two CPUs and puts AMD's success in the field of computer enthusiasts under question.

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Executive #1: I am sorry to report, but our new processors are not only performing lower than we expected, but we have to delay there release...

Executive #2: How can we recover from this?

Executive #3: What if we used l33t speak in our product name. Then all the gamers would surely buy our product over Intel's faster products which are already available.

Executive #1,#2: Brilliant!!!

12Iceman said,
Executive #1: I am sorry to report, but our new processors are not only performing lower than we expected, but we have to delay there release...

Executive #2: How can we recover from this?

Executive #3: What if we used l33t speak in our product name. Then all the gamers would surely buy our product over Intel's faster products which are already available.

Executive #1,#2: Brilliant!!!

Brillant !!! lol
Actually Fasn8 makes sense, since there 4x4 boards, you just pop in a 2 quadcores and they become fasn8ting! lol... Catchy, but there surely must be other ways to market Octocore

i HAD to sign up for this one :D
it becomes even more hilarious here in switzerland:
8 is spoken out as 'acht', that leeds to 'fasnacht', which is some sort of carneval here :P

Spyder said,
so...is this supposed to look edgy and current by spelling facinate like a moron?

No, it's supposed to be an alternative spelling for fascinate.

AMD needs to concentrate on improving their ATI hardware, seeing as how they nearly bankrupted themselves to buy the company. How about some decent support for non-Windows operating systems for starters, and get rid of that ridiculous overblown CCC and bring back a simple control panel. I only bought ATI cards for years, from the Rage3D all the way up to the Radeon x800 but I've since dumped them for Nvidia because I want to use other operating systems like Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, etc. Intel has the best Linux support there is, and Nvidia has the best performance. ATI's Linux drivers are a disgrace. I had high hopes when AMD bought ATI that the situation would improve, but it has not changed at all. Their processors are no longer the price/performance leader either and I don't see that changing anytime soon. I don't want them to go away, competition is good for everyone but I don't have a lot of hope for AMDs future.

1. Stupid Name.

2. To many Models.

3. Can't ship on time.

4. Performance won't be great.

5. Intel countering with great products at low prices.

I give AMD 12 months to turn it all around because they have to or they will be bellyup.

Hopefully it's been delayed so they marketing department can come with a name that isn't an embarrassment.

FASN8 boyyeeeee.