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New Processors

Posted on January 11, 2006 by Jon Bach

We've added quite a few processors to our line today! It isn't too suprising that both Intel and AMD would have significant releases at about the same time:

AMD Athlon 64 (939) FX60 2.6GHz

Quote Originally Posted by Tomshardware.com
With the exception of a few audio and video encoding benchmarks, the Athlon 64 FX-60 represents the new device to beat as far as performance goes, thanks to its two processing cores. This superlative also applies to our multitasking benchmarks. If you intend to use either ATI or NVIDIA's multi GPU platform (Crossfire and SLI respectively), this processor is a great choice for the best-possible 3D gaming experience.

Intel Pentium D 9xx Dual-Core 2.8 - 3.4GHz

Quote Originally Posted by Tomshardware.com
Given that we have already seen the decrease in power consumption achieved by the 65 nm Cedar Mill, the results of the double core counterpart Presler are about what everybody would expect. Not only does the new chip run both slightly faster and cooler, it will allow Intel to go after higher clock speeds while maintaining its thermal envelopes (95 W or 130 W max).
We're looking forward to working with both! It is especially nice to know that relief is on the way for the high end Pentium systems that are such a pain to keep cool running.