AMD's "Istanbul" Chip to Launch Next Tuesday

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Marcbman

Is 6 cores all they could do?

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/intel_ship_8core_server_processors_later_fall

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Devo85x

AMD chips are known to run EXTREAMLY hot compaired to intel, if you really want 8 cores, then youll be the one who has to pay for an insane cooling setup (if those 8 cores are AMD)

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Nipyf2

Intel has kept delaying virtually all of its new projects.  It doesn't matter what AMD have on the drawing boards but what they have right now... and doesn't Intel already have 6 core procs.

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nekollx

true but you have to keep in mind their doinf a 2 for one comparison

 

presumably they woull disable 2 cores on a 8 core i7 for a fair test so you will have 12 cores vs 6 cores/12 threads

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Number Six

A fair comparison would actually be matching the price point.  If Intel can deliver 8-cores for the price of AMD's 6, then that's what matters.  OTOH, if AMD can deliver a dual 6-core system for the price of a single Nehalem EX, it will be an AMD 12-core vs. Intel 8-core server slugfest.

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Number Six

24 (4 CPUs x 6 cores) procs showing up in task manager, but it pales in comparison to Nehalem EX.  Eight cores with HT, a four-way server will show 64 threads.  This is what that looks like: http://tinyurl.com/5skrec

IBM has a 8-way Nehalem EX in the works.  That will show 128 CPUs in task manager!

-Six

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nekollx

let's make our way to Constantinople.

 

Cause Istabul is no Constantinople.

 

let's make our way to Constantinople.

 

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