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AMD demonstrates new hardware, but keeps mum

updated 02:35 pm EDT, Fri May 11, 2007

AMD mum on new hardware

Processor giant AMD today staged a press event, aimed at promoting several pieces of upcoming hardware. The highlight was the company's upcoming Phenom FX CPUs, which were demonstrated in a Quad FX configuration, linking two quad-core processors. Although indications suggest that the units were clocked somewhere between 2.2 and 2.6GHz, AMD refused to say exactly what the specifications were, possibly to ward off any countering tactics by Intel.

The motherboard used by the Phenoms was the new "Wahoo" reference design, based on AMD's RD790. Wahoo combines the 790 with the current SB600 south bridge and three PCIe 2.0 x16 slots, the intended audience being third-party builders who want to expand their support. AMD will be likewise offering the "Hammerhead" board, equipped with Hyper Transport 3.0 plus four PCIe 2.0 x16, one PCIe x1 and two basic PCI slots.

The final product at the event was ATI's latest high-end video card, the Radeon HD 2900 XT. With most of its specifications having already been revealed, the only news was that it should officially launch on May 14th. [via DailyTech]



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