quote: Nehalem can contain up to eight cores per die. Combined with 2-way Simultaneous Multi-Threading (SMT or Hyper-Threading), you'll have the ability to execute up to 16 threads on one chip!
quote: Multithreaded code is much harder to conceptualize and build, not to mention horribly difficult to troubleshoot.
quote: This is NOTHING like linear scaling, but if done right it will improve performance.
quote: he's an expert in the industry
quote: Seeing as I have a hard time finding apps that will stress 2 cores I think 8 is relatively pointless outside of high-end servers and workstations.
quote: Bill Gates' statement was quite accurate at the time.
quote: I think 8 is relatively pointless outside of high-end servers and workstations.
quote: Now that AMD started a tech war, how do they intend to compete with a company that can massively outspend them on fabs and research?
quote: what's the actual difference between "native quad-core" and "non-native quad-core."
quote: But "mainstream"? It's very much a two-horse race.
quote: according to Fudzilla.com
quote: AMD demonstrated the power of this Phenom FX system by encoding a 1080p movie trailer into H.264 in near-realtime.
quote: dubbed quad-core Wolfdale and dual-core Yorkfield
quote: And by the way, I sincerely hope that when Rivet says, "You'll see that in the Christmas line-up," he's simply giving a conservative upper bound on the launch date.
quote: Overclocked that thing at 14x220fsb using a phasechange cooler. with the serial ATA and ddr running at 220, the thing SMOKEDED every p4 I ever came across. How much waas that Proc? $98 on newegg. The P4 EE was the only thing I ever saw that posted higher PC marks than I, and it was like $1200. That will be AMD return to glory. They need to offer great product at scary low priced.
quote: mark AMD's first demonstration of an 8-core desktop
quote: The official launch date for Agena is still undetermined.
quote: "Quad-core, codenamed Barcelona will launch later this summer, in the July, August kind of time frame -- followed by [Agena FX] on the desktop," stated Robert Rivet, AMD executive vice president and CFO.
quote: AMD's Rivet makes one promise; we'll see quad-core desktop components in 2007. "That'll launch a little after the server part, it'll be called Agena. You'll see that in the Christmas line-up," Rivet claimed.
quote: The server counterparts to these chips [desktop Penryn], dubbed dual-core Hapertown and quad-core Yorkfield