quote: In this day and age of a much more respected AMD however, it is debatable if Intel stands to lose more ground through adopting AMD tech, or through coming to market late again with their own.
quote: When your posts are absent of any balancing good news on the Intel front, the tone of your posts quickly becomes one of anti-Intel, pro-AMD
quote: I don't necessarily agree or disagree with you about anything
quote: Fusion: The CPU world as we know it is heading for change. AMD with the acquisition of ATI in their fusion concept can drop 2 R600 cores, and 2 Barcelona+ cores onto 1 die, and drop two of these into a much maligned Quad FX mainboard (yes, or pretty much any Dual or Quad socket Opteron mainboard as well).Wonder why 45nm and fusion is so special for them?
quote: I think torrenza could potentially have an impact on certain markets, but I am not sold on the idea that it will have a major impact anytime soon on most markets or end users
quote: Fusion = Torrenza on-die. It's basically including the graphics coprocessor into the die itself.
quote: A chip die with 2 R600 cores and 2 Barcelona cores would be the largest cpu ever. The R600 is rumored to be well above 600 million transistors, so 2 of the is over 1.2 billion. The current dual core K8 chips are roughly 227 million transistors, so even if we say the Barcelona has the same number of trasistors as K8 (which it won't) this brings us to a total of 1.4 billion transistors. Conroe at 65nm (with 4MB of cache) is roughly 300 million transistors and 143mm^2. At 45nm you could fit roughly 600 million transistors in that same 143mm^2. This means that the chip you described would be more than double that size at around 300mm^2.
quote: While Torrenza is well on its way to seeing daylight, Intel is also working on its own open architecture platform
quote: (remember that AMD opened HT up to the Consortium almost 2 years prior to release, and Torrenza/Fusion is about the same)
quote: AMD do not own Hyper-Transport, its an open standard owned by a consortium
quote: Intel is already talking to some of the smaller companies working on accelerators about plugging into CSI and offering them a chance to play outside of the Opteron-only realm
quote: Intel has partners developing for CSI. We haven't been told who, yet, because Intel has not talked at length about CSI
quote: if you really think he is doing biased comments, plese explain and write something more