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What should AMD call its dual-socket dual-core platform?

Total: 46 votes

  • 4x4
  • 27 %
  • Quadfather
  • 33 %
  • Other (post below)
  • 42 %
September 25, 2006 4:27:24 AM

Poll on naming of AMD's dual socket dual core platform.

Personally, I think 4x4 sounds too much like a piece of wood :-D
It's an atrocious name. I like Quadfather a lot more.
September 25, 2006 4:38:20 AM

I agree, AMD should continue on the path of giving their platforms and processors kickass names. Clawhammer? Bulldozer? Deerhound? Might as well come out with this one; NWA for K10! BloodCrip for K11! WutangClan for K12!


September 25, 2006 4:47:57 AM

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September 25, 2006 4:56:12 AM

Quote:
Poll on naming of AMD's dual socket dual core platform.

Personally, I think 4x4 sounds too much like a piece of wood :-D
It's an atrocious name. I like Quadfather a lot more.
I think they should keep it simple, and stay away from tacky names like 4x4,quad-father, etc. Maybe something like X2FX. Then they can tack on the processor model #...eg. X2FX-70, X2FX-74. I think they did it wrong when they went from FX-57 to FX-60, with nothing in the model name differentiating it from single-core. When quad-core comes out, they could call it X4 4400+, X4 5000+, etc.
September 25, 2006 5:16:19 AM

Quadfather is the gayest thing I have ever heard. Whoever came up with it should be shot. 4X4 isn't so bad, it's easily remembered, but not very exciting. They need to come up with a unique brand name, like, oh hell I don't even know, just not something gay as hell or generic.
September 25, 2006 5:29:38 AM

With the full performance realization of 4cpux4gpu, 750W is not a stretch.
September 25, 2006 6:41:16 AM

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I agree, AMD should continue on the path of giving their platforms and processors kickass names. Clawhammer? Bulldozer? Deerhound? Might as well come out with this one; NWA for K10! BloodCrip for K11! WutangClan for K12!


ROFL :lol:  :lol: 
September 25, 2006 6:43:08 AM

Quote:
Poll on naming of AMD's dual socket dual core platform.

Personally, I think 4x4 sounds too much like a piece of wood :-D
It's an atrocious name. I like Quadfather a lot more.


Blackhole? No amount of electricity can escape its grasp.
September 25, 2006 7:09:24 AM

Quote:
Poll on naming of AMD's dual socket dual core platform.

Personally, I think 4x4 sounds too much like a piece of wood :-D
It's an atrocious name. I like Quadfather a lot more.


Blackhole? No amount of electricity can escape its grasp.

That's why it would take two black holes to take down a 4X4 system.
September 25, 2006 9:36:40 AM

how about AMD Athlon X4?
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September 25, 2006 10:11:17 AM

How about x2 duo! That would confuse consumers!!!

Maybe they could steal a few unaware Intel consumers in buying it just on its name that sounds like the Core Duo!
September 25, 2006 11:12:09 AM

I think both names are iffy. Quadfather says " buy Intel" to me; and I assure you I would rather jab a popsicle stick in my eye. 4x4 reminds me of redneck pick trucks, as I live in a rural area. I haven't come up with anything better.
They could tweak the cores for certain apps and name them for what they do-like 4Games, 4Porn, etc.
that's my 4 cents
September 25, 2006 11:22:23 AM

What an interesting thread...

Both 4x4 and Quadfather suck as names... they lack the catchiness of previous names... come on, Clawhammer was a kick ass name...

FX2 would work I reckon, though that should have been the FX range's name for the dual-core versions. Or how about FX^2? (Note: since I can't do the superscript thing, I will use the power sign "^" to denote the squared function) However, maybe it should go down the route of "AMD X-ZOMG" or maybe even FX-OMGWTFBBQ... just for hilarity's sake :lol: 
September 25, 2006 11:23:20 AM

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How about x2 duo! That would confuse consumers!!!

Maybe they could steal a few unaware Intel consumers in buying it just on its name that sounds like the Core Duo!

You can get sued for that.
September 25, 2006 11:32:29 AM

K8FFB = K8 for FanBoys
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September 25, 2006 11:44:25 AM

AMD's dual-socket, dual-core CPUs are called Santa Rosa (Opteron 2210-2220 SE.) Unlike Intel, I don't think that AMD names their specific platforms beyond just the CPU/socket because, unlike Intel, they do not make the entire platform (yet.)
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September 25, 2006 11:54:11 AM

AMD hasn't exactly come out and said what CPUs that it will put in the 4x4 platform. If they are the 65W 65nm ones (I think it's pretty likely, given their focus on heat and power consumption) then it will likely consume no more or even less power than a Kentsfield. The two K8 chips would be independently regulable as far as clock speed under varying loads, Kentsfield AFAIK has all of the cores run at the same speed. So under single-threaded load conditions of 1 CPU at 100% and the rest at idle, all Kentsfield cores would run at top speed while only 2 of the four K8 cores would. Also, there would be more heatsink and fan to draw heat away from two smaller chips than one bigger one, so the two K8s will individually run cooler than the Kentsfield. And as far as power is concerned, two 65W K8s vs. one 2x65W pair of Conroes in one die should be little different. Intel's power-hungry, off-die and not included in a chip TDP MCH will likely push the platform's total consumption above the two K8s and two banks of RAM as the MCH takes about 40W and an extra bank of DDR2 takes maybe 15W or so.
September 25, 2006 11:54:18 AM

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I prefer
'Watered-down, non-ECC unregistered Opty Workstation wannabe'

Since that is what it is.

Or

"2 socket please get a 750 Watt powersupply platform"

Since that is what you will need. At 250 watts just for the CPUs under load. Stick 2 7590 GX2's in there and you will have consumed close to 500 watts of your supply. Geeezzzyyy, and one thought Prescott was hot :) 

Jack

Now i know that saying anything pro-AMD is dangerous in these days, but i find it interesting that the 89W rated X2 3800+ consumes less (under load) than the 65W rated 4600+ EE (and both less than C2D E6400). (link)
Maybe there is still a chance that 4x4 or whatever is called won't necessarily be such a terrible power hog...
September 25, 2006 12:05:11 PM

Quote:
Poll on naming of AMD's dual socket dual core platform.

Personally, I think 4x4 sounds too much like a piece of wood :-D
It's an atrocious name. I like Quadfather a lot more.



FX+2.
FX2.
September 25, 2006 12:35:56 PM

How about 4what or 4getaboutit 4fucksake or 4thousanddollarelectricitybill
September 26, 2006 1:07:06 AM

FX-er-upper

Multi-core Processing 4 Dummies

un4tunate-power-draw

FX Fanboy Edition

Circuit Tripper
September 26, 2006 1:33:05 AM

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Quadfather is the gayest thing I have ever heard. Whoever came up with it should be shot. 4X4 isn't so bad, it's easily remembered, but not very exciting. They need to come up with a unique brand name, like, oh hell I don't even know, just not something gay as hell or generic.
Do the two CPUs engage in butt sex or something? I didn't realize computer hardware could be so "gay"! :wink:
September 26, 2006 1:39:23 AM

JackHammer

HammerHead

ScarFace "to make it sell they purposely scar the face of the cpu." :twisted:

When they get to 8 core which probably isn't too far off....

BlackWidow

DaddyLongLegg

Tarantula

Octo~pussy :p 
September 26, 2006 1:41:00 AM

i think it should be named AMD OMGPONIES
September 26, 2006 1:46:29 AM

Quote:
Octo~pussy :p 

ROTFLMAO Genius :lol:  :lol:  :lol: 
September 26, 2006 2:25:50 AM

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How about 4what or 4getaboutit 4fucksake or 4thousanddollarelectricitybill


There are plenty of people with with Opterons that don't heat their small office. FX+2 can't use more power than that.

Give it up. It's a great idea for people who don't need ECC or SCSI320 with PCI-X 64bit.

Can you say .Net\J2EE developer?
September 26, 2006 4:00:36 AM

Quote:
FX-er-upper

Multi-core Processing 4 Dummies

un4tunate-power-draw

FX Fanboy Edition

Circuit Tripper




:trophy: :trophy:
Nice :lol: 
September 26, 2006 4:03:45 AM

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How about 4what or 4getaboutit 4fucksake or 4thousanddollarelectricitybill


There are plenty of people with with Opterons that don't heat their small office. FX+2 can't use more power than that.

Give it up. It's a great idea for people who don't need ECC or SCSI320 with PCI-X 64bit.

Can you say .Net\J2EE developer?

Can you say shut up or come up with a name?
September 26, 2006 4:42:35 AM

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Quadfather is the gayest thing I have ever heard. Whoever came up with it should be shot. 4X4 isn't so bad, it's easily remembered, but not very exciting. They need to come up with a unique brand name, like, oh hell I don't even know, just not something gay as hell or generic.
Do the two CPUs engage in butt sex or something? I didn't realize computer hardware could be so "gay"! :wink:Yeah, it's down on all fours. :wink:
September 26, 2006 5:11:29 AM

Quote:
Quadfather is the gayest thing I have ever heard. Whoever came up with it should be shot. 4X4 isn't so bad, it's easily remembered, but not very exciting. They need to come up with a unique brand name, like, oh hell I don't even know, just not something gay as hell or generic.
Do the two CPUs engage in butt sex or something? I didn't realize computer hardware could be so "gay"! :wink:Yeah, it's down on all fours. :wink:

WhaDaFXUp?

AllFXedUp

HotMthrFXer

(I thought we went through this a while back?)
September 26, 2006 6:06:30 AM

AMD Fourte (Dual core)

AMD Fourtissimo (Quad core)

I'm into classical music... :twisted:

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September 26, 2006 7:38:45 AM

Just explaing my "other" vote.

I think they should call it FXsquared but with a little raised up 2. I realze this doesn't take into account the 4 gpu cores but who cares, you can do that on any sli board now.
September 26, 2006 9:41:24 AM

:wink: :lol: 

How about:

4 Score and 20 Amps More
than Kentsfield
September 26, 2006 11:14:50 AM

IMO, they're all bad names for a stupid product.
September 26, 2006 11:55:37 AM

Quadfather was quite creative but you may have problems with copyright. Octo-Pussy...another great name but again movie copyright.

They should name it what it is. ""Presenting AMDs wonderful Dual Socket Double CPU Extravaganza!!!"

But yeah 4x4 is a horrible name. It's not a truck...I don't want something that wastes energy like a truck or F150. I want something powerful but sleek and cool like a Porsche or Aston Martin.

How about a partnership with Burger King? You can have it your way...a single socket kick butt dual core...or a dual socket double cpu made the way you want. And then have the King show up.
September 26, 2006 11:55:59 AM

XS as in Excess
September 26, 2006 12:20:22 PM

Quadfather? :?

DarthVader:
Luke....Luke.....I am your quadfather! (reach out his hand towards Luke)

Luke:
Nooooo!!!!!!!! not quadfather!!!!!!!! ( Luke jumps down the ventilation shaft)



Why father? It should be QuadDaddy or QuadPapi or something.
September 26, 2006 1:33:36 PM

Crowbar

Quadrophenia

Fourplay
September 26, 2006 2:08:17 PM

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How about a partnership with Burger King? You can have it your way...a single socket kick butt dual core...or a dual socket double cpu made the way you want. And then have the King show up.


LOL, this calls for some image 'doctoring'....
September 26, 2006 2:19:35 PM

Quote:
AMD Fourte (Dual core)

AMD Fourtissimo (Quad core)

I'm into classical music... :twisted:

(c) Copyright CJK79


Then perhaps pick your favorite tragicomedy opera.
September 26, 2006 2:41:19 PM

AMD babysealclubber
September 26, 2006 5:14:24 PM

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Well, if it tanks we could call it Quadriplegic -- run, heck it can't even walk (kinda cruel I know, sorry).


8O Jack! That's so unlike you..
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September 26, 2006 5:56:04 PM

Quote:
Poll on naming of AMD's dual socket dual core platform.

Personally, I think 4x4 sounds too much like a piece of wood :-D
It's an atrocious name. I like Quadfather a lot more.


We'll considering it's only purpose is to abstain AMD lovers from buying a superior Intel platform then I have a few names.

To tease AMD Fanboys from jumping ship and going to bed with Intel. Why not a name that also keeps young men from jumping ship on there Virgin Girlfriends and going to another woman as well as mixing in the number "4" which AMD fanboi's seem to be having wetdreams over.
"4Play64"

Seeing as the platform will be using a new Socket that needs a name and that it's being devellopped by some AMD German engineers why not a play on a German name (David HazellHoff) that fully emphasizes the relationship between AMD fanboys and AMD.
"SucketMeHoff"

Now those are my recommendations. :p  :p  :p 
September 26, 2006 6:47:51 PM

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I agree, AMD should continue on the path of giving their platforms and processors kickass names. Clawhammer? Bulldozer? Deerhound? Might as well come out with this one; NWA for K10! BloodCrip for K11! WutangClan for K12!




LOL...that was very unique naming nomenclature coming from you! 8)
September 26, 2006 6:50:03 PM

I think they should call it More Expensive Than Intel and Not Worth the Money Socket! :x
September 26, 2006 6:50:33 PM

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Quadfather is the gayest thing I have ever heard. Whoever came up with it should be shot. 4X4 isn't so bad, it's easily remembered, but not very exciting. They need to come up with a unique brand name, like, oh hell I don't even know, just not something gay as hell or generic.


Are you implying that we should, not meant to start a flame over this =), get our hands at Baron for continuously heralding it?

:roll: :) 
September 26, 2006 6:58:04 PM

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K8FFB = K8 for FanBoys


LOL...Some of you guys came up with very clever ideas when naming the upcoming AMD proc. line! Borrowing from 1Tanker and from gOJDO, I came up with this...

K8FFB X2FX-70, X2FX-74 -Meant for both non-fanboys, like me, and for Die-Hard Fanboys alike! What you guys think?

Or how about...A64KRBK FX-70= Amd 64, Running Behing Kentsfield FX-70.
September 26, 2006 7:17:13 PM

Wow! A thousand names with "quad" in them....

How about Turbokitten?
September 26, 2006 9:38:30 PM

how about Quadzilla, they can do a crap film about it and puff daddy or p diddy or fagot ass johnson(if infact these are not the same person) can do the sound track
!