Athlon 64 FX-57

Last week AMD launched the Athlon 64 FX-57, which is currently our fastest shipping 8th-generation core at 2.8GHz. It’s also a “rev. E” core, which means it has a better memory controller, support for SSE3, and process improvements that reduce operating temperature.

I finally got around to reading some of the tech reviews and stumbled across this gem on HardOCP:

Why did we not take the time to compare an Intel CPU in our comparison? The simple fact of the matter is that while Intel would have you believe that they do make “gaming” processors, the AMD Athlon FX-57 simply kicks the crap out of anything Intel makes in the realm of gaming.

If you read HardOCP, you know that Kyle is anything but an “AMD fanboy”. Coming from him, the above carries some serious weight.

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