Athlon 64 FX-53 Gets 64-bit Far Cry

AMD used CeBIT in order to officially announce the worldwide introduction of the AMD Athlon 64 FX-53 processor.

The AMD Athlon 64 FX processor delivers what no other PC processor, for the time being can: 32 and 64-bit computing. AMD64 processors are the only 32- and 64-bit capable processors available today, and according to its creators, will be the first to feature built-in enhanced virus protection security technology when used in conjunction with the upcoming Windows Service Pack 2.

Specifically designed for gamers and PC enthusiasts, the AMD Athlon 64 FX processor has not been able, yet, to fully utilize its advantages due to lack of 64-bit application support. This is about to change however, since finally AMD's claim of providing Cinematic Computing is about to be put to the test.
The launch of the AMD Athlon 64 FX-53 processor comes just in advance of the much-hyped release of Far Cry. Leading video game publisher Ubisoft will release a 32-bit version of the much-anticipated action game later this month, and plans to introduce a 64-bit beta version shortly thereafter. That version will be specifically showcase AMD64 technology.

AMD64 technology will enable gamers to move to the power and excitement of 64-bit games, without sacrificing performance or their investment in 32-bit software, said Cevat Yerli, CEO and president of Crytek, Far Cry developer. CryEngine, the 'nervous system' of our games, was designed to take full advantage of the AMD64 architecture. AMD64 technology not only provides unbelievable 32-bit performance, but will also provide a true next-generation gaming experience when running the upcoming 64-bit version of our game.

The AMD Athlon 64 FX-53 processor will initially be available in limited quantities from select high-performance PC manufacturers worldwide. AMD expects to broaden that availability within the next few weeks to fulfill demand generated by hard-core gamers, digital content creators and other performance-demanding customers. Systems based on the AMD Athlon 64 FX-53 processor are expected to be available from the following:

- Europe: Alternate, Arbol, Batch PC, CDC, EID, Evesham, Formoza, Fox PC, Hattelco, Komplett, Mesh, Network Technical, nVentiv, Olidata, Paradigit, Scan, Time Computers and Unika

- US: ABS, AFT, Alienware, BOXX Technologies, CyberPower, Falcon Northwest, Monarch, Polywell, Velocity Micro, Vicious PC, Voodoo and ZT Group

- Japan: Aro-system Co. Ltd, Bless Co. Ltd, Unitcom Inc., MCJ Co. Ltd., PROSIDE Corp., Thirdwave Corp., and Visual Technology Inc.

The AMD Athlon 64 FX-53 processor is priced at USD 733 in 1,000-unit quantities.

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Athlon 64 FX-53 Gets 64-bit Far Cry

Lol awwww poor intel haters, it will be ok....you will make it even though intel is worth 200 million and Amd is worth 5 million, you will make it that the fact is that 95 percent of the market is still owned by intel, you will make it that when the prescott goes 64 in the next couple months with a mamoth clock speed that it has it will burn AMD to the ground, and guess what it will do it using AMD's own instructions. Dealing your own death is bliss.

Athlon 64 FX-53 Gets 64-bit Far Cry

lol, but AMD sets the standards for what and how processors are made. it doesn't get pushed around as hard as intel chipsets...but definitely does more work. and clearly, that's all that matters. don't forget the damn price either...you can toss bragging rights out the window with ur in the near-future prescott...because amd'll come out with something faster to jump tails. and as of this moment, this processor is the fastest on the planet @ 2.6Ghz, topping out the P4 3.4Ghz XE.

Athlon 64 FX-53 Gets 64-bit Far Cry

Some people did not understand that the war for 64 bits is not a game play for AMD. This is the last jump to the course for having now a chance to get 64 Bits computer for lowest price than intel can do. In fact, intel was so surprised by the new technology applied by AMD for 64 and 32 bits compatibility. And no other processor can do the same, because it is simply hardcoded. That is not an emulation that can be done on 64 bits platforms. So this kind of processor is much more perfomant than any other one, including the next powered generation of Intel Prescot processor that is trully not annouced with 32 Bits instructions assembly. The truth is that AMD did not give you only one processor, but two real processors mounted in one architecture.And when using the 64 bits architecure, the 32 bit one is also working for the 64 one using advanced flags for the memory controls. No one did that. So please don't say that intel is getting 95% of the market. Its false. They are losing between 10 to 15% of market piece every years because of their so bad motherboard products, and also for the very expensive price of their processors without any performance gain expected by the hypertreading (Emulating two processors will never accelerate any physical processor - Do you beleive that your car engine divided buy two will provide you more power and performance ?).

Athlon 64 FX-53 Gets 64-bit Far Cry

I wouldn't upgrade just yet. There's 2 big new changes coming this year The amd64 and pci-express. Right now they have only released amd64's to the general market but wait till summer when you can get a new mainboard with 64bit processing and pci-express so that you can get a matching video card and really take advantage of this whole 64bit dealy. By that time there should be ample software to make it worth it too.

Athlon 64 FX-53 Gets 64-bit Far Cry

WHat should I pick, A AMD Fx-53, or Intels p4 EE, If you look at the benchmarks, AMD beats THE P4 in pretty much all THE games, BUT the P4 beats AMD in pretty much useless aps.OH, well the P4 must cost less the AMDs chip, right? WRONG, Its about 50$ more. AMD,plain and simple, kicks intels ass, then rapes it!!!

Athlon 64 FX-53 Gets 64-bit Far Cry

What makes this chip attractive to buy(if you have that sort of coin) Is the simple fact that the AMD64 fx-53 is faster then Intels latest and greatest. And the kicker. The AMD chip is almost $300 cheaper! And it's 64 bit comaptible. Why anyone would buy a INTEL chip at this time is beyond me....

Athlon 64 FX-53 Gets 64-bit Far Cry

intel is great amd is great too, acording to statistics amd breaks up 10 times more than intel also intel is more cooler but amd mb's provide better overclocking functions. both companies are great like nvidia and ati, it is good that there are two main manufacturers of cpus on the markets so customer wins ;)i have my 2.8c p4 and i am very happy with it. my friend has amd and he is hapy with it so whats the problem? if you want stable system buy intel if you want faster cpu buy amd for the same price.one thing wich sucks on amd's is pr, they never measure it right :(

Athlon 64 FX-53 Gets 64-bit Far Cry

the new verison of the amd prosesorwill be the same typethey will be compatible""Neither platform is really likely to stand the test of time: while Intel will replace Socket 478 with Socket 775, AMD will phase out Socket 940 in favor of Socket 939 in the next quarter, which will be able to accommodate both the Athlon64 and the faster FX. Nevertheless would-be purchasers of an FX system shouldn't be left out in the cold: AMD's grand plan envisages even faster processors for Socket 940, ""

Athlon 64 FX-53 Gets 64-bit Far Cry

u would have to f**kin crazy to buy a new setup with all this new hardware coming out.it kinda sucks tho lol i need an upgrade to play all these new games popin out left and right but it will suck asoon as these little puppy's hit the market hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Athlon 64 FX-53 Gets 64-bit Far Cry

I have an AMD64 and it smokes EVERY intel that I have laid my eyes on. I just love how Intel had to make the "Extreme Edition" to try and compete with the A64's LOL. As if they had a chance, AMD is the new king.. Intel needs to bend over and take it up the ass HAHAHAHAHA

Athlon 64 FX-53 Gets 64-bit Far Cry

i cant wait for anything new cause my 3200+ is getting old and i want to upgrade it. the 64bit athlons are looking good but the fx chips are looking better. i wanted the best gaming system out there. i was thinking about getting an athlon 64 3400+ but i want to be able to overclock it hardcore. at the moment i have my 3200+ sitting at 2.4ghz on fan forced so i am happy. will the new fx chips accomodate larger clock speeds?.2.8ghz? that would be nice. i would like to have both the newest p4 and the fx 53 and benchmark them myself before i judge them. but farcry is optimised for 64b so why not go cheap and overclock later 64b3200+?

Athlon 64 FX-53 Gets 64-bit Far Cry

Amd fx 53, Ati's new card w/16 pipelines, 2 gigs of ram @ 466 Corsair...Asus latest mobo w/oc capabilities... 1 Scsi 60gig hd for the OS and 1 hd 200gig @ 7200 RPM for data...a Flat Viewsonic 19 inch... water cooling...How much would be that? :(

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