AMD introduce la nuova cpu Athlon 64 FX57
AMD ha presentato una nuova versione di processore Athlon 64 FX, modello FX57, dotato di architettura single core e operante alla frequenza di clock di 2,8 GHz. La nuova cpu è basata sul nuovo Core San Diego, costruito con processo produttivo a 0.09 micron e dotato di supporto al set di istruzioni SSE3.
La recensione di questo processore, a confronto con tutte le più recenti soluzioni Intel e AMD sia single che dual core, è pubblicata sulle pagine di Hardware Upgrade a questo indirizzo.
In response to customer interest in offering FX-powered PCs at more than one price point, AMD will not retire the existing FX-55. FX-55 will remain at its current price as FX-57 is introduced. The Athlon 64 single core line-up remains as it stands with 4000+ at the top of the line-up. FX crowns that single core line-up with the fastest gaming processors available for the PC.
X2 remains targeted at the prosumers who utilize serious the multi-threaded software that will benefit from X2's dual cores. So what's new? The new FX-57 not only gets 200 more megahertz... it also benefits from moving to AMD's 90nm "San Diego" core which brings with it SSE3 support, a more flexible memory controller as well as a few tweaks here and there which should make for an exciting introduction (and devastating gaming benchmarks) come launch day. You will also note that power consumption and thermal dissipation are still well under control as the FX-57s power and thermal specs are the same as FX-55 and well below the competition's numbers.
FYI, if you are using the Asus A8N-SLI motherboard as suggested with the BETA BIOS, Cool'n'Quiet will not work as we're still waiting on a production BIOS to clear testing for recommendation. That won't affect your ability to properly execute your suite of performance tests. If you have any questions about the new FX processor, do not hesitate to ask us. Please see AMD's full spec list for FX-57 below.
AMD Athlon 64 FX-57 processor $1,031 each (PIB / 1KU pricing)
AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 processor $827 each (PIB / 1KU pricing)
AMD ATHLON 64 FX-57 PROCESSOR TECH SPECS:
Cache Sizes: 64KB L1 Data + 64KB L1 Instruction Cache / 1MB L2 Cache (Exclusive)
CPU to MC: 2.8GHz
Memory Controller: Integrated 128-bit wide memory controller
Supported Memory: PC1600, PC2100, PC2700 and PC3200 DDR memory
HyperTransport Links: 1
HyperTransport Spec: 2GHz (2x 1000MHz / DDR)
Effective data bandwidth: 14.4 GB/sec [8GB/sec x1 HyperTransport link + 6.4GB/sec memory bandwidth]
Packaging: 939-pin organic micro-PGA
Fab location: AMD's Fab 30 wafer fabrication facility in Dresden, Germany
Process Technology: 90nm (.09-micron) Silicon on Insulator (SOI)
Approx. Transistor count: 114 million
Approx. Die Size: 115 mm2
Nominal Voltage: 1.35-1.40V
Max Thermal Power: 104 W
Max Icc (processor current): 74.9A
Max Ambient Case Temp: 49-63 degrees Celsius