At long last, Phenom is officially upon us. Today brings on the launch of a new breed of processors from the green team, the much talked about "Phenom" series which are the first quad-core CPUs to enter the market from AMD.
This isn't all that AMD have lifted the curtain on today though, also launched is AMD's highly anticipated 790FX chipset which packs second-gen PCIe, support for CrossfireX and AMD's new HyperTransport 3 architecture.
Together with a Phenom processor and ATI Radeon HD 3800 series graphics card, this trio of new hardware makes up the "Spider" enthusiast platform.
With the NDA lifted there's coverage streaming in from all angles. I bet you're just dying to know how Phenom shapes up against the Intel counterparts, so dig into the links below and find out if Spider's the path for your next upgrade.
I'll continue to update the list above as it keeps rollin' on in.
You can also find AMD's official press release here.
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- November 19, 2007 --Rewriting the rules for enthusiast computing, AMD (NYSE: AMD) today unveiled its new platform codenamed "Spider", with the first true quad-core processor supporting scalable graphics for The Ultimate Visual Experience™. The AMD Spider platform combines the introduction of AMD Phenom™ quad-core processors, ATI Radeon™ HD 3800 Series graphics processors with Microsoft DirectX® 10.1 support, AMD 7-Series chipsets with CrossFireX™ and AMD OverDrive™ software. The AMD Spider platform is a major milestone on the path to Accelerated Computing, AMD's vision for platform-level acceleration through co-processing.
"AMD is the only company committed to delivering The Ultimate Visual Experience across all the screens of your life," said Dirk Meyer, president and COO, AMD. "The AMD Spider platform embodies our approach to platform-level innovation and delivers a highly-advanced, feature-rich enthusiast computing experience. Our commitment to energy-efficient design and manufacturing excellence drives an unprecedented performance-per-watt at an amazing price point, putting enthusiast-class platforms in reach for more users than ever before."