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Advanced Micro Devices has delivered its first server chipsets derived from its acquisition of ATI Technologies. The Fiorano platform that launches today will have three different chipsets, not the one pairing of the I/O hub and southbridge that we had been lead to expect when AMD sped up its Opteron chip roll out in April, just …

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More Info on the New AMD Server Platform

You can find additional information on the new AMD platform in this blog: http://links.amd.com/ServerPlatformBlog.

And watch these videos for an overview of the new platform: http://links.amd.com/NewPlatformVideo and http://links.amd.com/ChipsetVideo.

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Headmaster

Mangy-Cours ?

bit of a freudian slip there. Magny-Cours, circuit of the French Grand Prix, surely.

Was this an AMD pun: Many cores; circuit?

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Mangy-cours?

*snigger*

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Coffee/keyboard

None the wiser ?

Is it just me or did I just learn nothing from AMD here ?

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Re: Mangy-Cours ?

Both the AMD pun and the background to the misspelling can be seen here:

http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2009/08/04/amd_magny_cours_migration/

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Probably the dumbest question on this page

Do these new AMD chipsets support Crossfire? Some of the boards described here (Supermicro at least) have of PCIe 16x slots: some mad gamers, and also graphics professionals, would pay for dual CPU quadfire boxes.

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There are no quad crossfire boards

Hi, PCIe 16x slots are used not just for graphics on a server board. Last I heard ATI drivers would not support 4 graphic cards, just 3.

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