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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RE[3]: Why multicore
by kaiwai on Thu 18th May 2006 06:20 UTC
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No quite, the issue was that it was on an SMP system, and SMP systems were not that common, and if they were, they would be only dual, hence, there would be no real performance boost.

Fastward to today, there are now quad core systems shipping, and not too far in the future we'll have dual processor, quad core (8 cores in total) shipping - the number of processors and the volume of them would justify the extra work given the must improved throughput today, given the hardware, vs. what people were up against 15-20 years ago.

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