HardOCP has a little info
about AMD's upcoming 4x4 initiative.
We previous told you
that 4x4 is a dual-processor, quad-core gaming platform designed to give gamers and power users the fastest machine on the planet.
HardOCP was given a demonstration of the technology, referred to as 'Quadfather'. AMD's demonstration included playing Half-Life 2 whilst also playing back MP3s and MPEG4 video.
AMD pitches 4x4 at the 'mega-tasker' who wants to do everything at once, and says that dual-CPU bundles will be available for under $1000, in a bid to appeal to all
the enthusiast market, not just the high end.
Intel has previous told us that Kentsfield, which has four cores on a single CPU, will be out before the year is done. AMD's quad-core-single-chip won't be out until 2007, although we expect to see 4x4 before then.
Let us know your thoughts on 4x4 over in the forums.