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Old 22nd February 2010, 18:12   #1
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Default AMD: “Magny-Cours” is Right on Schedule, and Shipping to Customers

That distant hum that you hear is the sound of the factory churning out AMD’s most advanced x86 processor ever. Yes, production of the new 8- and 12-core AMD Opteron™ 6100 Series processors (codenamed “Magny-Cours”) is underway.

They started their journey weeks ago, in the German state of Saxony, where the GLOBALFOUNDRIES fab began the process of building these marvels of modern silicon technology. Precision German engineering (I am biased after all) is in the heart of making one of the greatest innovations in processor technology. The wafers begin life as non-descript silicon, but over the weeks of the process, the 8 and 12-core “Magny-Cours” begin to take shape. After the wafers are finished, they head on to Penang, Malaysia for packaging before the final stop in Singapore. There, the test, marking and sort happens, with processors ending up in those trays that you’ve seen so often.
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Old 23rd February 2010, 01:37   #2
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No real tweaks to the architecture, though? Because their many cores are getting trounced by just a few of Intel's in computational workloads.

8 core machines edging out similarly clocked 16-core AMD machines, overclocked Core i7 920's outperforming or matching 8-12-core setups.

AMD needs to strengthen their architecture further or just develop a new one. My 4.32Ghz Core i7 with four cores matches the performance of a 16 2.26Ghz Barcelona core setup...
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