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Old 7th June 2005, 23:10   #1
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Default AMD quad core plans revealed

THE NICE THING ABOUT large trade shows is you get face time with the right people, so you can confirm or deny things is a flash.
This time was the whopper that I have been chasing for a while, the four core Opteron.

Well, it is real, there is a four core beastie coming with the F-Step CPUs in Q1. Yes, I said Q1.

This says that the AMD 65 nanometre process is on track, or that the quad core will be delayed, but it is shooting for Q1. One AMD wag told me "but that would make it a 300mm chip" as a sort of denial, and then started grinning his *** off, so it would have to be a 65 nanometre product, but who knows?

With a sufficient price premium, AMD could probably justify a 90 nanometre QC chip. 2006 is already shaping up to be a lot of fun.

http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=23747
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Old 8th June 2005, 13:54   #2
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Is this a moot point again?

A 4-core processor but with no applications to take advantage of them?
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Old 8th June 2005, 14:46   #3
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you will take advantages of it without any special written applications, just not as much as with special written ones
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Old 8th June 2005, 15:22   #4
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You can run 2 apps that are optimized for 2 cores . Or running 4 f@h instances.
Or rip a dvd, do a virusscan, run f@h and play FarCry at once, or whathever combination you like.
But, for the normal user, it's useless. Dual core is enough. Servers might profit quadcores, but that's all.
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have you ever worked on a Dual CPU system Faiakes?

it is considerably faster when actively multi tasking, copying data in background, writing DVDs, gaming, heavy applications, etc etc
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Old 8th June 2005, 17:25   #6
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monsieur Jmke, I talked about a 4-core system running single core applications.

Definitely not much benefit there fo r a gamer (given that that is the most instensive application most people run apart from video encoding)
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read his post

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Originally posted by HardFreak
You can run 2 apps that are optimized for 2 cores . Or running 4 f@h instances.
Or rip a dvd, do a virusscan, run f@h and play FarCry at once, or whathever combination you like.
But, for the normal user, it's useless. Dual core is enough. Servers might profit quadcores, but that's all.
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Old 9th June 2005, 08:46   #8
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I saw that, but the performance in Far Cry can't be the same as in running it on a single core CPU (on its own)?
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actually it is; and you have 3 more cores which are working on other tasks
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Old 9th June 2005, 11:02   #10
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What model single-core against which model 2-core?

Are we talking the same frequencies here?
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