AMD's Quad FX Takes On Intel's Quad CoreLouis Ramirez11/30/06 9:58amFiled to: PCsAmdAMD 4x4AMD Quad FXIntelQuad FXQuad-core16EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink AMD's dual-socket Quad FX platform is official. Code named the 4x4 platform, its AMD's answer to Intel's Quad Core chips. The platform is powered by two dual-core Athlon 64 FX-70 series processors. Its based around Nvidia's nForce 680a chipset and as we've already seen from Asus' initial 4x4 mobo, can support up to 12 SATA ports and four PCI-Express cards. The folks at PC Watch and ExtremeTech have done some early benchmarking on the chips comparing them to Intel's Quad Core CPUs and found this out.