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AMD's 'Spider' Launch Event - Lake Tahoe

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    AMD's 'Spider' Launch Event - Lake Tahoe

    You've already read all about the features and performance of AMD's Phenom CPUs, together with their broader 'Spider' platform that also encompasses the Radeon HD 3000 series and 790FX chipset. So, rather than talk about all of that again, Elite Bastards instead offer you a peek behind the scenes at the company's launch event for this new enthusiast platform in Lake Tahoe.

    So that's where I'm at. I came in late to Patrick giving a presentation which he later turned over to Raja. Much talk comparing it similar Intel/NVIDIA rigs and how much more favorable the Spider platform was from an economic point of view, with also happy grunty braggy noises about retaking the performance crown with 'QuadFire' solutions. I like, I'm enthused.

    I do notice the total lack of Intel units to bench against though.

    After a few brief presentations on some of the drool rigs up front, we were all invited to grab a rig and start benching... which we all did post haste. The computers were either MSI or ASUS motherboards with a 2.4Ghz Phenom in them, 4 GB of DDR2, and two Radeon HD 3850s in CrossFire running Windows Vista 32-bit.

    Read the full coverage at Elite Bastards.
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