Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Jan 2006 15:26 UTC
AMD AMD has released its first dual-core Athlon 64 FX processor, the FX-60. The Reg puts it through its paces, and concludes: "AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 is the best consumer processor AMD has ever produced. With effectively a pair of FX-55s sat in the same socket, sharing an efficient memory controller, it's close enough to FX-57 in single-threaded apps that the multi-threaded advantage makes that slender gap moot. Targetted at the well-heeled enthusiast, the new dual-core processor should be a shoo-in for those with FX-57s already, and those with the required readies to drop on the latest and greatest."
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RE[2]: Prices
by klynch on Tue 10th Jan 2006 18:44 UTC in reply to "RE: Prices"
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How can you "require" dual cores? It's not like it's impossible to run multiple threads on the same CPU. Sure it won't be true concurrency, but it'll still operate.

Also, let's assume the game needs two threads to run in true concurrency. These threads will be able to run well on dual processor systems too.

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