AMD announces its new six core Opteron processor, codename Istanbul

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  1. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    I lost the link to front page posting...
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  2. Johnny

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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 :)
     
  5. Sazar

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    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.