Happy 10th anniversary Hammer!
Subject: General Tech | September 25, 2013 - 05:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: fx-51, decade, athlon 64, amd
Back on September 23, 2003 a site called AMDMB did a review of the Athlon 64 FX-51 processor, which turned out to be the fastest desktop processor on the planet at the time and could handily beat Intel's offerings even with their higher clock. As Slashdot has pointed out that this is indeed the 10th year anniversary of the release of that processor they thought it would be nice to look back on a better time in AMD's history. Head to Slashdot to read through the comments and click through to ExtremeTech who have put together a retrospective.
"It's been a decade since AMD's Athlon 64 FX-51 debuted — and launched the 64-bit x86 extensions that power the desktop and laptop world today. After a year of being bludgeoned by the P4, AMD roared back with a vengeance, kicking off a brief golden age for its own products, and seizing significant market share in desktops and servers."
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