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: I know what you mean
by CPUGuy on Thu 12th Oct 2006 04:23 UTC in reply to "I know what you mean"
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Depends on what it is your are doing.

Something as trivial as burning a CD or encoding an mp3 can really suck down the CPU, being able to offload those types of operations onto another core and be able to do what you would normally do while they are running is a BIG plus.

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