AMD used an Intel CPU in Project Quantum

AMD use an Intel CPU in Project Quantum

AMD use an Intel CPU in Project Quantum

AMD used an Intel CPU in Project Quantum


It looks like AMD have used an Intel CPU in Project Quantum, making AMD's super Powerful Dual Fury X System not even an all AMD System.  Has AMD lost faith in their own CPUs?


AMD Project Quantum

 (Pause between 1:06 and 1:08)


As you can see in the video above and the picture below, which from the looks of it AMD has used an Intel LGA CPU in their Project Quantum System, which even has an Intel Integrated NIC which is clearly visible. 

It is unknown why AMD did not use their own current generation CPUs inside this system, it is possible that their Flagship FX 9590 was too hot or power hungry for this compact System, or that an Intel CPU simply provided AMD's System with more pure CPU performance. 

it is possible that AMD is using a prototype of an upcoming AMD CPU which uses an LGA mounting system, but this seems unlikely. It is also possible that AMD have just set up this part of the video in order to troll us, though this board does look identical to that used in the system if the design shown be AMD is to be believed. 

Looking at AMD's design, I can see a few places where issues may arise, firstly that their is a DDC pump, which could cause a lot of vibration noise when mounted in such a compact case, the right angle 8-pin CPU power which is pointed at the rear IO on the motherboard and the fact that we can only see a mount for a single GPU, when AMD claimed that the Quantum was running with two Fury X GPUs. 


AMD used an Intel CPU in Project Quantum

AMD use an Intel CPU in Project Quantum  

AMD's Project Quantum will be a gaming system which is more powerful than over 95% of systems out there, but sadly AMD may not be able to take all the credit for that.

AMD's next generation of CPUs, which will be using their all new Zen Architecture is AMD's big chance to get back into the CPU race, but with it's launch dated for 2016 AMD will need to make do with using a competitors CPU in their highest tier gaming systems, if they are indeed using a competitors CPU. 

Regardless of what CPU is used in AMD's Project Quantum System, it does not take away the fact that the system packs an amazing level of performance in a form factor that any system manufacture would find difficult or even impossible to match right now. 


You can join the discussion on AMD using an Intel CPU in their Project Morpheus System on the OC3D Forums. 



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Posted by OC3D on Thursday, 18 June 2015


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18-06-2015, 06:09:44

Knew it, for duel gpus an how there crossfire works it was the smart thing to do at the moment, hopefully zen changes thisQuote

18-06-2015, 06:17:06

AMD haven't had faith in the FX series since in launched. :PQuote

18-06-2015, 06:20:41

Well they did it say it was one of the most powerful consumer PCs so it immediately ruled out AMD FX Quote

18-06-2015, 06:52:28

Let's be honest, it beats putting a 9590 in there and having to deal with the heat in such a small form factor, let alone either needing aftermarket chips or running two Furies at PCI-E Gen 2.0 still...Quote

18-06-2015, 07:02:12

I'm a server guy rather than a gaming one but what's very clear is that Intel have been stronger in the areas that have traditionally made up CPU buying decisions for the best part of a decade.

We all know that for specific market segments AMD can be quite competitive but in general terms Intel rule the roost. Of course Intel need a broad competitor to stave off competition law implications which is how AMD continue to gain funding in a variety of ways. But I believe that if there was a significant third company in the x86 market - even one half the size of AMD - then that funding would dry up and AMD would be broken apart for its IP (probably by one of their biggest clients - by turnover if not profit - MS or Sony) - that's how weak they are as a going concern today.Quote

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