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Can amd drop a hexacore first?

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January 23, 2010 1:07:05 AM

we have no doubt all seen the screenshots of the gulftown wonder strutting its stuff about the interwebs, we know that amd has hexacore server chips as does intel, the last time amd had a first to market was the whole 64bit thing, but since then its been no win with intel being first to market with pretty much every new advancement in microprocessing, the both companies have slated q1 2010 as the time to release hexacore processors

both companies say that the current gen boards will support hexas so the framework is already in place, but recently i got to thinking, what if amd really dropped the first hexa, gulftown would no doubt whup its arse, simulatons have even shown that an amd hexa will be barely neck and neck with an i7 975, but is there really a posiblity that amd can get a hexa out b4 intel?

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January 23, 2010 1:38:00 AM

it would be better if it didn't, they don't want to rush out anothre Phenom I

it would be better if they used their new 1.88 billion dollar profit to spend money on enhancing the hexa core

if they can get back crown position or even go equally with an i9 then AMD can definately get performance crown next year
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January 23, 2010 1:48:11 AM

Intel have been sampling (sending out ES) hex cores for a couple of months.

AMD also has a hex core in production which is the Opti, and I imagine will produce one for the ethusiasts ... it was touted.

More cores give diminishing returns unless the software is heavily multithreaded, and you need very fast memory control and large caches (bandwidth) to make effective use of it.

Looking forward to playing with one though ... Mmmm ...
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January 23, 2010 1:49:11 AM

AMD might be the first 5 core cpu in that case ... a defective hex (like the triples).

We could call it an Audi !! lol
a b à CPUs
January 23, 2010 1:54:29 AM

that would be awesome


but really games can really expand once they multi thread

especially if they do GPGPUs with multi core procs

imagine the eye candy @3560x2580

dreamy
a b à CPUs
January 23, 2010 2:01:10 AM

Well with the 3D glasses on my Samsung 2233RZ and the 260GTX cranked up to melting point the view looks pretty good from here.
a b à CPUs
January 23, 2010 2:04:18 AM

see i don't understand how people can find 3d Glasses have a 3d affect

i mean those green and Red glasses just discolor the picture

and the green and black of Nvidia i just don't see how that creates 3D
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