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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What is wrong with you people?
by tuttle on Thu 12th Oct 2006 08:19 UTC
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I think that quad-cores are great. And I would love to have one. Multi-Core CPUs will finally force software developers to write multithreaded programs.

And I can think of many applications that can max out these CPUs. Ever tried running Visual Studio 2005 on a single core CPU? Or Eclipse? It is not a very pleasant experience.

Programs like 3D Studio Max will also run much faster. Probabilistic voice recognition programs will have much better recognition rates.

And games will also run better. And I am not talking about stupid 3D shooters, even though I am looking forward to Crysis. What I want is a go game that can beat me.

I am not a good go player, but I still manage to beat every single go program out there. So just because you only use your computer to read email and browse the web does not mean that everybody else does!

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