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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, …

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  1. Jake at AMD

    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.

  2. GrahamT
    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?

  3. John Vinall

    Mangy-cours?

    *snigger*

  4. paul brain
    Coffee/keyboard

    None the wiser ?

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

  5. TeeCee Gold badge

    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/

  6. E 2

    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.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    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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