| ||Thread Tools|
|10th May 2005, 17:19||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2004
Dual Core Processors - Why Now?
The final topic is overclocking and once again, the problems with increasing the frequency. According to the speaker, overclocking on a dual core chip means that better cooling is not a choice but will be mandatory as current draw goes up significantly and the thermal threshold will exceed current levels. The speaker also stressed that all dual core solutions, AMD or Intel will face the same issues. My interpretation on this comment is that there may not be a huge amount of headroom available in frequency scaling and that we should expect the same general trend of 200 Mhz jumps every six months or so. There was also a quick comment on quad-core processors and they were expected to debut after AMD makes the switch to 65nm. Coupled along with the comments made about Moore's Law, there seems to be little doubt that AMD's strategy is to double the number of cores and reduce frequency every time they approach the alarming voltage / heat level. While process technologies will not be able to sustain clock speed jumps indefinitely, AMD has proved with SOI and other engineering refinements that they are can manage heat and voltage requirements to a certain degree.
Opteron 165 (2) @2.85 1.42 vcore AMD Stock HSF + Chill Vent II
|11th May 2005, 19:50||#2|
Re: Dual Core Processors - Why Now?
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Intel Pentium 820 D 2.8GHz 90nm Dual Core||jmke||WebNews||0||9th June 2006 10:34|
|HOWTO: Dual Core Gaming Fix Guide||jmke||FAQ / INFO / HOW-TO||7||13th January 2006 08:27|
|Dual Core Done Right : AMD’s Athlon64 X2 Processors||Sidney||WebNews||0||16th July 2005 08:14|
|AMD Athlon64 X2 4800+ Dual Core Basic Test||windwithme||Hardware Overclocking and Case Modding||8||9th July 2005 18:37|
|Dual core processors, AMD takes the lead?||Sidney||WebNews||2||27th May 2005 17:30|
|Dual Core AMD Processors||Sidney||WebNews||0||10th May 2005 04:51|
|Intel First to Ship Dual Core||jmke||WebNews||0||13th April 2005 11:39|
|Intel dual core may play games slower||jmke||WebNews||0||18th March 2005 12:02|