“AMD asked Nvidia to create a chipset for its Quadfather launch.
Here is the answer to a big question which has bothered many of our readers. Although 4×4 uses the Opteron processor socket “F”, it will not use registered ECC memory. Athlon 64 FX-70/72/74 will ask for regular DDR2 memory modules, with Corsair, Geil and OCZ offering blazingly fast memory for the system. Corsair will get some preference in reviews due to the fact that it sports the so-called “Enhanced Performance Profile”, also known as SLI Memory. This was co-developed by Corsair and Nvidia. However, there are now over five different memory manufacturers offering a combined total of 17 different memory kits.
Secondly, it will not only support quad-core Barcelona CPUs, but will support four graphics cards at the same time.”
Here are some more Processor articles from around the web:
- Intel Xeon 5130 and 5160 (2-way SMP) Performance @ Hardware Zone
- Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 3.0 @ TechARP
- Workstation & Server CPU Comparison Guide @ TechARP
- Q3 2006 CPU Performance Charts @ Hardware Zone
- AMD follows Intel with Quadfather One @ The Inquirer
Source: The Inquirer
The Inquirer furthers the facts and FUD that surround the pending Quadfather from AMD, including the possibility of having 4 video cards, presumably running in SLI, as opposed to the ASUS P5W64 board recently reviewed by X-bit Labs. Head over to see what they’ve discovered, but you will have to wait a while before you find out if they are right.