quote: 1. A64 had a 10-months delay.
quote: a. K8L will arrive. When? July 2007, not before.
10-months since tape-out, like it was for A64.
quote: b. Penryn will arrive. When? August/September 2007!
quote: AMD claims Barcelona was taped out in early August. The launch date is tennatively "Q3 2007."
quote: Let we talk about HyperThreading.
It was a GREAT thing. With HT, it was like having a multiprocessor. Quick response from OS and programs, loading time decreased, just like having a multi-CPU!.
I then sold my Intel rig and made the switch to an Athlon64 single-core, but I missed it a lot. Sometimes I get that crappy OS freezings for a couple of seconds.
So, again, why in the Hell you people have to say HyperThreading is crap??! Ignorance is crap, or prejudice, that is.
I only see a feature that would help squeeze 100% off the CPU.
Maybe it will be less useful since dual core will be the norm, but it isn't harmful.
Maybe there really won't be... or maybe there would be something similiar, who knows? Time will tell.
quote: The Penryn tape-out was November 2007.