That said, AMD could make one considerable stride toward countering Intel’s quad-core chips and salvaging its poorly received Quad FX platform by replacing the Athlon 64 FX-70-series processorsâ€”and their scorching 125W TDP ratingsâ€”with chips made on this 65nm process. A pair of FX-74 CPUs, each with a 65W TDP, would be the perfect answer to Intel’s Core 2 Extreme QX6700 and its 130W TDP. Pair ’em up with a decent, affordable motherboard, and Quad FX might start grabbing some attentionâ€”for the right reasons. Note to AMD: You need to do this. Stat.
AMD 65nm Processors Tested
Source: The Tech Report
Tech Report has gotten a pair of the new 65nm processors, a 4800+ and 5000+, and put them through the paces on performance and power consumption. Can these new cores help AMD get back in competition with Intel?