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Sunday April 24, 2005 2:35 pm

AMD Tells Gamers Not To Go Dual-Core


Posted by Jesse Easley Categories: PC / Laptop


Description For all the gamers who were excited about the Dual-Core Athlon, you may want to hold off on purchasing one. AMD has released a statement saying, “Gamers, AMD’s upcoming dual-core desktop processor, the Athlon 64 X2, is not for you. What you want is the single-core Athlon 64 FX.”  The reasoning behind this is mainly that games have to be programmed specifically to work with dual-core processors.  This is much like what happened when Hyper-Threading was introduced by Intel.  At this time AMD’s FX-55 Chip has a 200 MHz gain over the top of the line X2.  Until games start being programmed to take advantage of the Dual-Core chips, this is a better way to go.

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