Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Oct 2006 20:13 UTC
AMD "AMD described its forthcoming quad-core processor, codenamed Barcelona, in a session at today's Microprocessor Forum. Details of the new microarchitecture on which the processor is based (codenamed K8L) have been known for some time now. Still, the event brought some new info, and here are some highlights that I've culled from some of the reporting on it."
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Yeah...forgot about AV apps....Vista too
by Phloptical on Thu 12th Oct 2006 00:58 UTC
Phloptical
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2006-10-10

Dual core 32 bit has been out (desktops), what, 3 years....64bit like 2 years? I suppose the only great equalizer is video games. Even then, there's not much that my aging AthlonXP 1700 won't run, video game wise.

Although, it's a great position to be in from a consumer standpoint. When the 4 core deals come out, the high end 2 core chips are going to be real cheap. Pretty much guaranteed that buying a dual core chip today will last you for about 5 years easy.

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