AMD releases their spider platform


AMD has unveiled its new platform codenamed “Spider”, with its quad-core processor supporting scalable graphics. The AMD Spider platform combines the introduction of AMD Phenom quad-core processors, ATI Radeon HD 3800 Series graphics processors with Microsoft DirectX 10.1 support, AMD 7-Series chipsets with CrossFireX and AMD OverDrive software.

With HyperTransport 3.0 technology, AMD Phenom processors have more system bandwidth with up to 14.4 GB/second of high bandwidth I/O. When combined with the additional bandwidth of AMD PCI Express 2.0 chipsets and graphics processors, the AMD Spider platform enjoys maximum bandwidth to support 1080P video playback, enhanced multi-GPU and high-speed disk and network interfaces. 

The multi-core design of AMD Phenom quad-core processors, based on Direct Connect Architecture, features an integrated memory controller designed to support memory speeds up to DDR2 1066, 128-bit floating point units and AMD’s Balanced Smart Cache for rapid access to memory, with a shared L3 cache for leading-edge performance on multi-threaded software.  

Read on for more info on the Spider Platform.

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