There's a new chip on the block from AMD today, they unveil their latest single cored monster, the FX-57. Retaining it's 1MB of L2 cache, this processor is clocked at a very tasty 2.8 GHz. Not only that, but the chip is based upon a new revision "E" San Diego core and is manufactured on AMD's 90nm fabrication process. One of the biggest questions running through people's minds at this stage would undoubtedly be that of it's overclocking headroom, especially given that the multi is fully unlocked (not unlike previous variants of the FX series). Another would be how it fairs up against the more future-proof X2 series of dual-core processors.
Below is a list of hardware sites to help answer those questions and more with previews'a'plenty. Aside other relevant info, they benchmark, overclock and compare to their hearts content for us all. Check back often as more links go up folks.
IT MAY BE AMONG the last of a dying breed. The Athlon 64 FX-57 is AMD's latest and greatest single-core enthusiast-oriented CPU, a 200MHz clock speed bump in an era when such an increase is becoming more of a rarity than a regular event. This single-core monster runs at 2.8GHz, which is awfully fast in the world of AMD K8 processors. It also packs a handful of revisions that make it more potent, clock for clock, than its predecessor, the FX-55.
The question is: does this chip, which may have the single fastest x86 CPU core ever, have any appeal compared to the slick new dual-core processors from AMD and Intel? We've compared it against a dozen competitors in order to find out.
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