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June 6, 2006 didn't fit AMD's schedule

We just got official confirmation from motherboard and chipset manufacturers in Taiwan -- AMD has moved the official launch date of Athlon 64 DDR2 up two weeks to May 23, 2006. AMD roadmaps have previously put the AM2 launch at June 6, 2006 (during Computex 2006), but since motherboards and CPUs are already completed, the launch will be pushed up. AMD insiders tell us Conroe's launch date was also a factor in pushing the AM2 launch date up, though even we do not know the exact date Intel's Conroe will launch.

AMD's latest advisories claimed the following:
  • May 16, 2006: Global announcement of Energy Efficient Processor roadmap and pricing
  • May 23, 2006: Global announcement of Socket AM2 and new desktop product availability and pricing
  • May 31, 2006: Global announcement of AMD LIVE! desktop system availability


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RE: reverse hyperthreading?
By daschneider on 4/19/2006 11:39:09 AM , Rating: 2
You can't keep throwing parallel resources at a single threaded program and expect to get performance improvements. Combining two cores into one logical core may improve performace slightly but probably no where near the 2x cost of the resources.

Read up on Amdahl's law for the details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amdahl's_law


RE: reverse hyperthreading?
By glennpratt on 4/20/2006 6:05:51 PM , Rating: 2
Umm, you do realize, the cost is already paid. The extra core(s) are already there. This will do nothing for good multithreaded app... assuming it's even real.


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