AMD Athlon 64 FX-60: Dual-Core FX Has Arrived
Posted on: 01/10/2006 06:45 PM

Bjorn3D takes a look at the AMD Athlon 64 FX-60

Today, AMD is releasing its latest FX based CPU, the FX-60. First off, you may say, "What happened to the odd number scheme FX-51, FX-53, FX-55 and FX-57?" Well, this new CPU starts off 2006 in the AMD world of Dual-Core Performance CPU. At this time, we see that these dual-core CPUs will end with an even number scheme.

AMD was quick to point out that this CPU is considered an FX-55 replacement and not targeted as a FX-57 replacement. The CPU's dual cores run at 2.6GHz, which is the exact same core speed of the FX-55. The FX-57 will still be made but at some point in the future will be replaced with a dual-core CPU. The FX series has long been known as the best gaming CPU on the market, but the FX CPUs would not let you do other tasks in the background as well. This has always been a problem with single core CPUs since most end users will run antivirus, anti-spyware, IM client and firewall software. All of that does eat up CPU cycles and does take performance away from the CPU. With the X2 CPUs, end users have been able to play games and not get hit by the overhead of other applications. With the FX-60, AMD's goal is to bring the end user the best gaming/desktop CPU on the market.

AMD Athlon 64 FX-60: Dual-Core FX Has Arrived

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