A lot of PC enthusiasts are waiting for AMD's next CPU advance, namely, its Quad FX Processor. Those enthusiasts should be disappointed.
Once AMD released its Phenom processor, The Tech Report interviewed AMD's Suzy Pruitt. The Tech Report asked about Quad FX's future, just to find out that it doesn't have any.
"The short answer is that while there are still engineering resources focused on future platform offerings that build off Quad FX, the current energy and effort has gone into programs and product initiatives like 'Spider' and AMD has discontinued future planning and development of its eight-core enthusiast platform at this time", said Suzy Pruitt.
"We will continue to support customers that have an existing Quad FX with DSDC and are also working on an upgrade path for those customers. While AMD is not actively promoting AMD Opteron processor as a 2P enthusiast solution, we recognized that there are enthusiasts who are looking for two-socket solutions and think an Opteron platform is well-suited to meet that demand at this time."