Beyond Bulldozer: AMD May Release a 10-core CPU in 2012

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tallguy56

Why would they dub a cpu socket fm2 when the fm1 socket is used for an apu? Shouldn't they call the socket am4 to follow the pattern?

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CarryingColoradan

today's software doesn't make the most out of multi-core processors

Umm, if you limit your definition of software to monolithic Windows applications that you run only one of at a time, maybe that's true.  Linux distributes processes over cores very effectively, and running a compile across all available CPUs is *very* fast, I assure you.

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TerribleToaster

If only the majority of consumer software was built to run on Linux. At last, most of it is not. But one can dream.

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Belboz99

Woot!  Now I can relive 2001 with an AMD Radeon 7200!

*This* ^^ is most likely a large part of the reason AMD stopped selling it's GPU's under the ATI brand.

 

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Kinetic

2012 huh? Well at the rate of the current AMD delays it should launch right along side bulldozer.

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green0ne

So should I go ahead and get that AM3+ board or will it be obsolete by 2012? Will FM2 work in the current AM3+ boards specifically this one: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3Plus/SABERTOOTH_990FX/

thx

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MechWarrior

For distributed computing projects of course

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DoctorX

why is it every one keeps saying "As it stands, today's software doesn't make the most out of multi-core processors"....   err... I run a 1090T hexacore and i can do serious multitasking.  Who gives a shit if one program is single threaded... let it monopolize the core... i have 5 more for 5 others.  Windows 7 x64 smooth as silk on it.

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Caboose

A multi-threaded app runs even faster and better on a multi-core CPU than a single treaded app on the same CPU.

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rawrnomnom

Any my V8 has more power than my 2 Stroke vespa? Whats your point...

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Peanut Fox

The point is that more cores are worthless if they are going to be underutilized.  At least with the V8 there's fun to be had on the road. 

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DoctorX

I use all my cores all the time... what is your point?

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TerribleToaster

The point is that a single or dual core CPU can be (more easily) overclocked to higher speeds than a quad or hexa. So even if he can run an app like he said, he could still do it faster with the same gen single/dual core architecture.

If I have a Intel xxx hexa core clocked at 3.3 GHz and an Intel xxx single core clocked at 4.4 GHz and I am only running a single thread app then the single core will run the app faster than the hexa core.

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Keith E. Whisman

That single core also has to deal with OS back ground processes and the such. You like letting your AV program run in the background? Your going to take a huge hit in performance. A 2ghz dual core will run a single threaded app faster than a 4ghz single core processor will. You have to figure in all the back ground shit that clogs the pipes before your game even starts running. 

I remember back in the day I used to have to shut down processes except for the bare minimum just so I could dedicate the most performance to my games. Those days are happily in the past and I'll never again by or build a PC with anything less than a dual core processor.

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DoctorX

err... what?

 

I have my hexacore 1090T @4Ghz... all the cores all the time... and it flies!  What's your point?

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TerribleToaster

 

As high as you can clock a hexa core, a quad, dual, or single can all be (respectfully) clocked higher all other conditions the same, Doc.

And Keith, that's only an excuse to use a dual core CPU in single threaded apps.

I love hexa-core+ CPU's, but we really need more parrallel processing software.

 

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NayusDante

So... AM3+ is old news before we even get the chips. FM1 and AM3+ get replaced by FM2? Two sockets released and dethroned within a year's time?

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Caboose

OH NO! They're pulling an Intel.

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goku_dsv

You beat me to it. next thing we know, AMD is going to raise prices and skimp on the IGPs.

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Holly Golightly

Hurray! I am looking forward to seeing AMD have the most core for the buck solution. 10 cores is definitely great news. I just hope they do not keep delaying it like they did with Bull Dozer. It took them long enough. Anyhow, I do hope it is released sometime in the first half of 2012, and not the second half. We have waited too long. With that said, I hope they perform phenomenally.

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illusionslayer

AMD already has the best core/price ratio. Core/price ratio doesn't matter when a performance/price ratio exists.

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shommy2002

and what would you use 10 cores on? It says right in the article the multi-core processors that we have now arn't even being properly utilized...

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MechWarrior

For distributed computing projects of course

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