Dual Cpu-Core!!? I'm slow

Hi, I'm new to the boards. ^^;
I have heard about this new idea, but I do not know if its true or not. Clarification would be nice ^^. Anyway, i am saving up money to build a kick ass rig next year. Maybe these things will be out in less then 12 months. Sigh, I hate/love the quickness of updating technology. My current PC was built last year (summer) which seems ancient now-adays.

Athlon XP 1900+
Geforce 4200 TI
Sound Blaster Audigy(1) Gamer
Mobo: GA-7VTXE...???? <---- O_o Gigabyte sucks or at least this board.

My Plan: Spend $3000 dollars next summer to build a computer to last 3 years~ instead of waiting for prices of older technology only be outdated in 1 year >_<.

Sorry for the faces..... i played too much FFXI this year.
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  1. I would suggest waiting for the winchester or toledo procesors. Dual core is basically two cpus on one chip.
  2. Dual core processors makes one processor work like 2 processors, sorta like hyper threading only REAL two processor cores, it's like 2 processors in one package.


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  3. P.S. <A HREF="http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=2178&p=2" target="_new">http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=2178&p=2</A>
    This is a handy page about upcoming AMD and some current ones. Next page Intel.
  4. That was some good reading of the past, present, and future of cpus. :) At the end of the article there is a mention of rumors of quad core cpus...... my head hurts.
  5. Intel even has the Tuckwilla on the road map which is supposed to have 16 cores! Anandtech estimated it would have several billion transistors! This is not a chip many people would buy though. :)
  6. Just remember, dual core is very much like dual chips. It will only be worthwhile when software support is there.
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