Athlon 64 FX-60 preview...

Furen

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OK, here's a Chinese preview I found while browsing the net instead of working. I don't have time to read it (I read chinese very very slowly) but looking at the pictures I can say that it'll be a 2.6GHz, dual-core, 1MB L2/core part. They run it on single-channel for some reason but I'd guess that's just an error on their part (it makes no sense to make a socket 939, single-channel FX).
 

formulav8

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When I looked at the pictures the other day I thought it showed 2.8ghz. I guess I looked at it wrong.



Jason
 

Crism

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I've heard the Opteron 165 can get that high....so does that mean 165 = FX60?
 

potato28

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Originally posted by: hemmy
it says 2.8 in the sys properties box, unless they raised the multi to 14

:Q wow and 2mb L2 cache! my new goal to buy and OC! :Q
 

bunnyfubbles

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Originally posted by: potato28
Originally posted by: hemmy
it says 2.8 in the sys properties box, unless they raised the multi to 14

:Q wow and 2mb L2 cache! my new goal to buy and OC! :Q
Its no different than any Toledo X2 or Denmark Opteron, however the FX60 should have more potential to reach higher speeds.

Originally posted by: Crism
I've heard the Opteron 165 can get that high....so does that mean 165 = FX60?
No, because I'm sure the FX60 will be premium choice silicon and will overclock higher than any Opteron let alone the 165. However an overclocked (on air) 165 will give a good indication of an FX60 at stock speeds
 

fbrdphreak

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Originally posted by: bunnyfubbles
No, because I'm sure the FX60 will be premium choice silicon and will overclock higher than any Opteron let alone the 165. However an overclocked (on air) 165 will give a good indication of an FX60 at stock speeds
I think he meant a stock FX60. And for that, I would agree overall (assuming they don't add features/optimizations to the next gen). However an FX60 will have unlocked multi's & better silicon, making it a better potential OCer. After all, that other dude here got an engineering sample and was OCing a future X2 to 3GHz+ :Q
 

subzero813

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i dunno how much better the silicon could get...aren't the Opterons rigorously tested for 24-7 server environments?

imho, you're paying almost 4 digits for the unlocked multiplier.
 

Furen

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CPUs are also speed binned. Although many reach high OCs, the FX will be binned for 2.6GHz at stock volts. That should make them better overclockers by itself (after all, not many 165s can hit 2.6GHz without a voltage bump).