AMD FX high-end processors and platforms surface at E3

AMD and Intel have fought for the dollars of the computer enthusiast and gamers for a long time. It used to be years ago that the gamer leaned towards the AMD processors because AMD had faster and more overclockable hardware. Intel didn't let that sit long and today AMD has nice parts and lower prices than Intel frequently, but Intel wins out in the high-end with processors that offer higher performance than AMD in many instances.

AMD has reintroduced one of its high-end lines of processors specifically aimed at the enthusiast and gamer. The line of processors have been unveiled at E3 and is called the FX series. The first of the new FX platforms is called Scorpius and will use the currently shipping 9-series chipset mainboards and AMD Radeon HD 6000 series graphics cards along with the upcoming Zambezi unlocked 8-core processor.

AMD has also announced at E3 a renewed commitment to PC gaming with new members and improved relationships with existing members of the Gaming Evolved program. "Since the launch of AMD's open stereo 3D initiative last year, developers have been embracing native 3D support that will work with a range of 3D glasses and monitors from different vendors," said Neal Robison, director of ISV relations, AMD. "This excitement by developers is starting to pay off with the announcement by Eidos-Montreal that 'Deus Ex: Human Revolution,' will enable native stereo 3D support."