Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th May 2006 22:43 UTC
AMD AMD confirmed details of its "Next Generation Processor Technology" today, but it's really business as usual for the company. As AMD heads to four-core country, the company will continue to improve the bandwidth of its processor package, tweak memory and rely on help from partners to compete with an upcoming line of revamped chips from Intel.
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First, they quit the cheap stuff with the Athlon, which have regularly been up there with their Pentium counterparts, except the few times they couldn't keep up (Barton until Clawhammer). I'd love to see dual-core Semprons, though.

Yes, we will have 10+ core CPUs. Not in desktops in a couple years, but surely in servers around 5-7 years.

Software has not caught up [for general use]. But it will. Games and encoding software (including compression!) are catching up right now.

BTW, those four cores are for a server chip, where software can use its power as soon as it is released.

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