The FX57 is geared towards gaming and the X2 will cater for those engaged in Content Creation. AMD will put even more emphasis in the future on this segmentation so that there is no overlapping of the two products in people’s minds. The FXers will always be the best for gaming: designing games, distributing them and playing them. AMD refused of course to give silicon yields and product mix, of course.

Another more interesting and potentially controversial aspect is the fact that AMD is going to actively promote the FX processor as an overclocking processor. I’ve asked whether all processors will be guaranteed Overclockable out of the box and was greeted with a big smile. AMD is going to provide a list of overclocking possibilities, air and non-air, some of which it will endorse. “