AMD Unveils 'Istanbul' Six-Shooter Opteron

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Economister

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"That is nearly double the performance gained by the addition of only fifty-percent more cores."
No it isn't. As a matter of fact, it is about 68% more performance from 50% more cores.
 

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68% more performance for 50% more cores is still a wicked improvement. Even linear scaling is tough, let alone managing to use a similar system more efficiently with all those cores to bog down memory/HDD/intercore connections.
 

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[citation][nom]Tekkamanraiden[/nom]Shaggy and Scooby?[/citation]


You gotta name 'em something. Why not make it something that represents your character or hobbies.
 

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nice, but how much and when will it trickle down to the desktop. i bet intel will answer with an 8 core...

God, intel noob always has to ruin the show. My dog can run faster then yours!! Idiot
 

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@joeman42: There is one good reason why both AMD and Intel launches the business chips first. They can ask a lot more for their Opterons and Xeons. Expect it to take from 3 to 6 months, after the business optimized are launched, for the fabs to be ready for a desktop release.
 

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AMD just needs to completely kill the competition (intel). How about a true 48 core processor with hyper threading... INTEL could never keep up as they cant fit it onto the dye.... work it!
 

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"it will probably be a power hungry beast."

Didn't you read the article is specifically says:

"all within customary Opteron power and thermal envelopes."

READ! instead of jumping to negative and WRONG conclusions.
 
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