AMD FX ''Zambezi'' Processor Box-Art Revealed

Delicious art-work ... hope it's true!

Here are the first box-shots of AMD's upcoming series of high-end desktop processors, under the FX series, referred to as "Zambezi" by the company, internally. Zambezi is based on AMD's newest Bulldozer architecture that improves instruction per clock-cycle (IPC), and packs the latest industry standard instruction sets. As stated in an older article, AMD will not assign a brand-name (such as Phenom or Athlon) to name its high-end desktop processors, but will instead refer to them as "FX" processors. To that extent, the processors will even feature a logo that resembles that of AMD Radeon to a very large extant.

AMD designed two iterations of box-art each for its FX eight-core and FX quad-core processors, puictured below. The processors look to be shipping in cuboidal paperboard boxes, very much like AMD's processors already do. The art looks very "energetic" and makes use of the AMD "arrow" motif pointing in the top-right direction. The background in each iteration is distinct, one shows splashes of red (eight-core) or orange (quad-core), the other shows flow of red/orange. It's interesting to note that all boxes denote Black Edition with its unlocked bus multiplier feature, leading us to speculate that unlocked multiplier could be standard issue with FX series processors. Also shown is the second generation TurboCore technology support, and AMD's claim to be selling the first eight-core processor [in the consumer market]. AMD's FX processors will be released to market in June.


K404 says:

Red tidal wave. A few days after a Tsunami in Japan. Someone at AMD design and marketing is maybe feeling very very bad about themselves right now.

Belgium Teemto says:

For those who haven't read it elsewhere yet:

Zambezi models:
FX-8130P Black Edition (8-core 125W TDP)
FX-8110 Black Edition (8-core 95W TDP)
FX-6110 Black Edition (6-core 95W TDP)
FX-4110 Black Edition (4-core 95W TDP)
Llano models:

Colombia saint19 says:

The box look pretty good, would be the same for the content?

Spain masape says:

perhaps, nuclear power plants can be built underground, and large beaches to the tsunami.

Johni5 says:

Huuh.Nice LGA 775 socket:)AMD fuzion Intel??? Intel C2D HD4410????????

Belgium Massman says:

Looks like AMD doesn't like leakage.

Update March 14, 2011 10:07 GMT - As per request by the source, we have removed the link to the original publication. AMD requested that these images and the story is to be taken down. However, Bright Side of News* has a policy of keeping the stories online, especially if those stories turn out to be true. The proper way to work with our publication is by providing the same level playing field as with other media outlets on the Internet.

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