AMD FX brand revived, high-end gaming processors

June 8, 2011

Gaming enthusiasts will be pleased to hear that AMD has unveiled a new line of chunky processors designed to help those shooters fly along at unearthly frame-rates.

The company has revived the FX brand with the Scorpius platform which will feature the new Zambezi unlocked native eight-core processor, along with existing 9-series chipset motherboards and Radeon 6000 series graphics cards.

Leslie Sobon, Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing, AMD, noted: “AMD’s FX brand will enable an over-the-top experience for PC enthusiasts. By combining an unlocked, native eight-core processor, the latest in chipset technology, and AMD’s latest graphics cards, FX customers will enjoy an unrivalled feature set and amazing control over their PC’s performance.”

Previously, AMD had put the FX brand out to pasture and left Intel to the high-end gaming market a few years back. But evidently the new Zambezi can now compete at the upper echelons.

Expect the processor to be out this autumn. AMD also mentioned some new games which are being added to its Gaming Evolved initiative to provide Eyefinity multiple-monitor, Dual Graphics and native AMD HD3D support.

These include the upcoming Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Dragon Age II and Dirt 3 among others.


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