Sunday April 24, 2005 9:35 am
AMD Tells Gamers Not To Go Dual-Core
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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