AMD Spider Platform
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I recently had a chance to sit down with AMD’s upcoming enthusiast platform called Spider. AMD is breaking new ground with this release doing something that has never been done before. All of the parts that make up the Spider Platform feature new technologies that reduce power consumption while increasing performance.
The recently released HD 3K Series of video cards are built with 55nm cores and Phenom, the new quad core processor uses a 65nm process. Not to be outdone, the AMD Chipset Division who started down Power Efficiency Boulevard with last generations 580 chipset has came through with the 7-Series, a 65nm product. Less power for mo’ power is what AMD has been transitioning to.
Enthusiasts have not been left out to dry even though it would seem a difficult feat with all of the power consumption going on. New technologies such as PCI Express 2.0, HyperTransport 3.0 paving the way for enthusiast inspired CrossFireX, a four way GPU solution and quad core processors. AMD has managed to deliver a 4x4 experience with just one socket and four low cost video cards that can be had for the competitors Flagship price. AMD is even in the final stages of making dual GPU solutions that will give 4-way video solutions with just two PCIe slots.
Today we are going to look at the three products that make up a Spider System. CPU, GPU and the link between them, the motherboard chipset are the web for Spider and you have a front row ticket.
AMD Spider System in a custom Cooler Master Cosmo