Channel 10's Max Zuckerman shows off AMD Spider chipset

AMD, however, has not given up... not by a longshot. While we all have waited to see the results of their ATi acquisition, today I had the chance to check it out firsthand. That's right, folks, AMD has its own triple-play to show off: new true quad core 64 bit CPU--the Phenom, a new Radeon 3800 series set graphic cards, and to support it all... a fancy new chipset known as "Spider." One of the key differences with the AMD Quad Core architecture versus the Intel is that the cores are all capable of communicating on-chip. Intel's solution requires communication through the chipset since it is actually two dual-core processors on the same die.

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