It's Official: AMD Confirms Hexa-Core Thuban CPU

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george22

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david22

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Screenshots will be... delayed unfortunately. Hokie had the hardware for the tests but didn't have time to write the article, so I wrote it. However, I didn't realise the FX880M isn't DirectX11.... If anyone wants to run it and grab some screenshots, send me them as png or jpeg ideally, and 800 pixels 70-549 on the longest edge, to david [at] overclockers doot com I'll add them to the article and credit you appropriately.

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NeoCambell

This processor is fantastic. I just tried it with Windows 7 and the results are fabulous.

The reality is I bought it for very less than Intel i7 as always.

Go ahead AMD.

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pcfxer

lol, bragging rights with an x6 for n00bs maybe. I love pimping my "old" dual core FPS's against online whores with Intel C2Qs and still having higher FPS than them ;).

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94_xj

For the games you play they probably only utilize 2 threads so yeah, your higher clock speeds probably do outperform slower clocked quads.  However with x4s becoming commonplace even in notebooks your dual core will start showing it's age soon...unless you keep playing the same old games.

Also us "noobs" who do digital video production, 3d modeling and other multimedia tasks really benefit from more thread processing.  

 Not everyone plays your old 2 thread games.

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Darth Matty

I think what's best about this, and the planned orochi chips is that where there is competition there's fair(-er) play. I was glad to here about AMD's company restructuring, I was glad to see that Intel lawsuit couldn't stop them. I was glad to see Intel get slapped with a $1.4 billion dollar fine for unfair rebate practices (drop in the bucket though it was), And I'm glad to see AMD still trying to crank out innovative product. Now all they have to do is get their chips to run faster and not just their clock speeds. Maybe someday we won't have to pay $1,000 bucks for a high end CPU.

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Gailim

I think you guys meant to say "Backwards Compatility with AM2+ is the Big Surprise"

AM3 is the current socket so it wouldnt make much sense

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MeTo

I think this is just hype. True or False ? After 3 cores you see little or no improvement in test with x1,x2,x3,x4 cores?

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dag1992

Not hype at all for some of us.  It's great for us 3D modeling and CAD guys.  Of course it just gives you bragging rights if your a gamer.

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LGA1156

I have a hard time cooling my I7 860 oc'd to 3.8 with turbo on, with a Zalman Extreme, how does intel and Amd expect to cool a 6 core?

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punditguy

What temps are you getting? I've got a 920 @ 3.6 idling at 41C and under load (all 4 cores, more than an hour) at 64C with a CM Hyper 212 Plus. I'm curious, because I built this rig last week and I've never used aftermarket cooling before.

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dag1992

Well you can always turn turbo off...  My V8 cools my i7 950 quite well with turbo to 3.4.

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eudolus

WIN

 I new it was a smart move to avoid the quad-core generation.

My x2 5200+ still works wonders, and since ill be able to upgrade to their new ones... more win for me.

Ill still get another mobo though, its just more fun that way.

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Havok

 I'm sorry if I don't get too excited over the die size (does it really matter? Don't flame me, just explain it to me), but I like the fact that my mobo can accept this hexacore chip (most likely) when it comes out. When Intel launches their hexacore, most users are going to need to upgrade their mobo, if they currently follow 'the best' Intel architectures. I'm still confused about what's a Core i5 or i7 these days, but I sure as heck know what's an AM2+ or AM3 capable CPU.

 

 

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Nipyf2

Does it matter if intel comes out with a 32nm proc before amd...  

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rockntrumpet

Thanks AMD, 6 cores, awesome..oh but wait...you're still on 45nm technology.  Last I checked, Gulftown is gonna be 32nm technology...hmmm, right.....ok then...

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dag1992

AMD back in the high end market?  I know they make a good portion from run of the mill budget boxes, but I'd sure like to see them going after Intel at the top.  Competition is good for everyone. 

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paradissis.1

 

Hell when I left the PC desktop market 4.5 years ago, the AMD FX55 was THE cpu to own.  I come back and the game is dominated by Intel :(  I do have MUCH respect for AMD for not trying to screw over their current customers by allowing their customers to use their current mobo.  This is why I am building a 2nd PC but going the AMD route this time around vs my Q9550.

 

Q9550 @ 4.33gh nough said!

 

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paradissis.1

 

Hell when I left the PC desktop market 4.5 years ago, the AMD FX55 was THE cpu to own.  I come back and the game is dominated by Intel :(  I do have MUCH respect for AMD for not trying to screw over their current customers by allowing their customers to use their current mobo.  This is why I am building a 2nd PC but going the AMD route this time around vs my Q9550.

 

Q9550 @ 4.33gh nough said!

 

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bikerbub

if AMD comes out with their hexacore before intel, the intel will come out cheaper! everybody cross your fingers

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gendoikari1

Intel? Cheap? Surely you jest.

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mattman059

Seriously...Intel will come out twice as expensive and label it as "high performance Elite" just to justify the cost.

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I hope AMD can beat intel in the future.

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james_io

This is never going to happen. JadooSEO

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