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Old 18-06-15, 11:03 AM
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AMD used an Intel CPU in Project Quantum

It looks like AMD have used an Intel CPU in Project Quantum. Has AMD lost faith in their own CPUs?



Read more on AMD using an Intel CPU in their project Morpheus Dual Fury X System here.

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Old 18-06-15, 11:09 AM
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Knew it, for duel gpus an how there crossfire works it was the smart thing to do at the moment, hopefully zen changes this
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Old 18-06-15, 11:17 AM
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AMD haven't had faith in the FX series since in launched. :P
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Old 18-06-15, 11:20 AM
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Well they did it say it was one of the most powerful consumer PCs so it immediately ruled out AMD FX
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Old 18-06-15, 11:52 AM
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Let's be honest, it beats putting a 9590 in there and having to deal with the heat in such a small form factor, let alone either needing aftermarket chips or running two Furies at PCI-E Gen 2.0 still...
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Old 18-06-15, 12:02 PM
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I'm a server guy rather than a gaming one but what's very clear is that Intel have been stronger in the areas that have traditionally made up CPU buying decisions for the best part of a decade.

We all know that for specific market segments AMD can be quite competitive but in general terms Intel rule the roost. Of course Intel need a broad competitor to stave off competition law implications which is how AMD continue to gain funding in a variety of ways. But I believe that if there was a significant third company in the x86 market - even one half the size of AMD - then that funding would dry up and AMD would be broken apart for its IP (probably by one of their biggest clients - by turnover if not profit - MS or Sony) - that's how weak they are as a going concern today.
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Old 18-06-15, 01:12 PM
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I don't care. This thing looks amazing and won't mind having one.
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Old 18-06-15, 05:03 PM
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The only ITX boards for AMD chips that I know of are for FM2 based APU/CPU. I doubt any of those will be able to power a FIJI based X2 card to its maximum potential. They could also choose to use Asrocks X99 itx board for maximum performance. Interesting to see this product going forward.
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Old 18-06-15, 05:11 PM
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I can't see it going to market with an Intel cpu inside it, that would be pretty bad for AMD's image as a cpu manufacturer. Perhaps good for the consumer and a wise choice, but I doubt the MD of AMD would like it!

Imagine an "Intel Inside" badge next the the AMD badge ;P
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Old 18-06-15, 05:13 PM
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I'd imagine once Zen is released, they'll be using it in here instead of Intel, but it's good that AMD swallowed their pride in order to give the consumers the best performance possible
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