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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RE: Wow, that's pointless.....
by nedvis on Thu 12th Oct 2006 03:22 UTC in reply to "Wow, that's pointless....."
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Has anybody read an article "Miltiplied"Linux Desktop Migration Startegy ( see OSNews link )?
Many modern CPU are already very very idle and that's where Novell sees an opportunity for for their "multiplied Linux Desktop" . In other words they are after better utilization of current hardware which is good.
When INTEL announced an end of "fighting over the CPU speed" era year ago some analist raised the questions what's gonna be next battlefield for CPU manufacturers. And now, as we can see, its packaging more CPU cores on die. And I don't see where it's gonna end up.
However, I'm still happy with my fanless Mendocino CPU (Celeron 500 MHz) which is crunching PCLinuxOS code now just as good as seven years ago when it was introduced to consumer PC market.

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