"AMD's QuadFX (a.k.a. 4x4) disappoints"

This time it's Jon Stokes at Ars Technica delivering the bad news.

Quote:
Today, AMD officially launched their much-anticipated 4x4 enthusiast platform under the name QuadFX. The results of the rash of QuadFX reviews that just came out are uniformly disappointing; Intel's quad-core offering, the QX6800, outperforms AMD's much hotter, more power-hungry offering in almost every benchmark. Right now, QuadFX is a loser from a performance, power consumption, and bang/buck perspective, and there's pretty much no reason to even consider spending money on this boutique architecture right now.

Ouch.

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20061130-8327.html
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  1. :( I hope some fanboys will buy into it anyways. I hate to see AMD get slammed...yet again. The thought of Intel continuously walloping AMD is unpleasant.
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