Several months after AMD released its Quad FX twin dual-core processor solutions, the hype and fanfare are largely absent. The big move that was to put AMD back on top was quickly squashed by Intel’s single-socket quad-core solutions. AMD’s price-lowering response has lead several builders to continue supporting the "4x4" platform as a potentially better-value high-end solution, with the secondary benefit of appeasing the AMD faithful.
The Quadfather mural is a sure-fire conversation starter at LAN parties.
The Vigor Force Recon QX4’s Thermaltake Armor chassis gives the system a similar appearance to that of AMD’s Quad FX reference system, but many internal parts have been updated or otherwise improved to deliver the ultimate gaming and multitasking experience.
|Vigor Gaming Force Recon QX4 Hardware Configuration|
|Processors||AMD Athlon 64 X2 FX-74 Dual Processors at 3.0 GHz2000 MHz FSB, 1 MB X 2 Cache|
|Motherboard||Asus L1N64-SLI WS : AMI 0205 (01/18/07)Nvidia 680a SLI chipset|
|Memory||4x Corsair CM2X1024-8500C5 PC2-85004x1024 MB, CAS 5-5-5-15|
|System Hard Drives||2x WDC WD1500ADFD RAID 0150 GB, 10,000 RPM, 16 MB Cache, SATA 1.5 Gb/s|
|Storage Hard Drive||1x WDC WD5000YS-01MPB1500 GB, 7200 RPM, 16 MB Cache, SATA 3 Gb/s|
|CPU Cooling System||2x Vigor Monsoon II TEC cooling system|
|Floppy Drive||3.5" Floppy with 8-in-1 media card reader|
|Optical Drive||Optiarc DVD RW AD-7170A DVD+/-RW|
|Case||Thermaltake Armor VA8004BWS|
|Expansion Slots||2x PCI-E x16, 2x PCI-E x8, 1x PCI, 1x PCI-E x1|
|Top Panel Ports||2x USB 2.0, 1x IEEE-1394 FireWire, Headphone/Mic|
|Rear Panel Ports||4x USB 2.0, 1x External SATA, 1x IEEE-1394 FireWire2x PS/2, 1x Parallel, 2x Gigabit Network2x Digital Audio (Coaxial, Optical), 6x Analog Audio|
|Graphics Cards||2x Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX630 MHz GPU, 768 MB RAM (1800 MHz)|
|Network||Dual Nvidia nForce onboard Gigabit Ethernet NIC|
|8-Channel Audio||ADI 1988B 8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC|
|Power Supply||Enermax Galaxy 1000W|