AMD's Six-Core Istanbul CPU Released

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ez223

It probably means 2 processors, 4 processors and 8 processors, 2p, 4p and 8p

 

Actually, since we're talking about multi-core cpus, it's probably more descriptive to say 2 socket, 4 socket and 8 socket in reference to how many cpu sockets are on a motherboard.

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nmanguy

Ah, thanks. Multi-socket mobo it is.

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nmanguy

This is probably something obvious that's just been abbrieviated, but for the life of me I cannot think of what 2p, 4p and 8p mean.

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Denis63

 How long till the first 5-core and 3-core Istanbul?       -Denis

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jcollins

Hrm.  I wonder how well the 3 NotFred's cranking away on the 6 core processor would do... :)   I imagine the reality is that since it is being marketed as a server CPU, it's going to cost up the wazoo.  If you don't see the prices in the press releases, it's way expensive.

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yogurt80

The good news from this is that it is available, if not really to the public, but this means it should be mainstream within 2 years I'd imagine.  Way to go AMD!  I'll put it on my Christmas list for 2011.

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sasquatch42

and the spinoff finally pays off for AMD

amazingly fast considering how long it took for the ATi purchase to pay off

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