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Phenom 9700, AMD's 1st Quad-Core CPU

Chipsets - The Spider Platform

As part of the introduction of the Spider platform, AMD also unveiled its 7-series chipsets. The new chipset family gets its own logo:

Together with the Phenom CPU and the HD3800 family of graphics cards, the new 7-series chipsets form the Spider platform. If a system consists of these three components, the manufacturer or reseller can use the "Spider" brand name as well as the logo, but isn't obligated to.

For AMD it is important that the Spider platform uses components that work together smoothly and have been tested together. For the user, the benefit lies in the fact that a single driver package will be able to install and set up all of the basic components in a system.

Spider platform example configuration

Spider platform example configuration

For those of you who would like to download the Spider wallpaper, we are hosting it on our website in four different resolutions.

1680x1050

1900x1200

1920x1080

2560x1600

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  • spearhead
    good review but you should have had included more result of the overclocked phenom. i just want to know how much juce i you can push out of it for me it is a must it beats the 6400+ otherwise its not worth purchasing in my opinion, it just has to beat its older generation when its running at same clocks.that is why amd has to work on its clock speed and cache. hopefully deneb will be out soon. i would also realy appriciate it to see some review about the phenom 9850 black edition compared against both the 6000+ 6400+ and q6600 and q9300 and maybe some e8xxx model. with overclocked results. pushed it to the maximum. would be realy cool hehe :)
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  • haifen
    The SB700 does indeed support at least one PATA port as my motherboard has an IDE connector and I can use it with the ATIIXP PATA driver.
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