Discussion in 'Submitted News' started by Jewelzz, Jun 1, 2009.
I lost the link to front page posting...
hmm, I wonder how this will fare with the intel. I am hearing rumors that they are coming out with an 8 core in 2010.
hmm.. server cpu or not, I'm not which is better, AMD or Intel, when it comes to multi-core.
AMD cpus are true multi-core processors, ie. 1 cpu, 2/4 cores.
Intel (as far as I recall) are 1 chip, 2 cpus, 2 cores per cpu. I wouldn't be surprised if their "8-core" cpu is actually 4 cpus on 1 chip with 2 cores each OR 2 cpus with 2 cores on 1 chip with hyperthreading.
the core i7 chips are true multicore and are capable of scaling to 16 physical cores per package. Add hyperthreading to the mix and you have 32 thread processing capability
They both have slightly different interpretations but Intel is still a little better in overall efficiency and power-draw at the high-end.
In the mid/low-range, things become more blurred.
For large scale multi-proc/multi-core configurations, Intel still has a lot more flexibility than AMD.