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[2]: I know what you mean
by dylansmrjones on Thu 12th Oct 2006 11:00 UTC in reply to "RE: I know what you mean"
dylansmrjones
Member since:
2005-10-02

One can already do that today on a single 32-bit CPU running @ 1.5 GhZ. But of course an extra core would be most welcome here.

But for those few minutes it takes to burn a CD, it's not really a problem that one may have to be somewhat relaxed about the use of his/her PC.

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RE[3]: I know what you mean
by CPUGuy on Thu 12th Oct 2006 14:04 in reply to "RE[2]: I know what you mean"
CPUGuy Member since:
2005-07-06

Ok, so a DVD.

I have to say, a system running at 1.5ghz isn't going to do a whole lot for these different tasks.
You won't be able to do anything other than these individual things, except for maybe using your browser.

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RE[4]: I know what you mean
by dylansmrjones on Thu 12th Oct 2006 14:08 in reply to "RE[3]: I know what you mean"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

I can do a whole lot with 1.5 GhZ system. At least with 1024 MB ram everything works reasonably. CPU-power isn't so important (The number of cores are more important). The barrier is still primarily the harddisk.

If the application is sluggish on a multi mhz system, it must be replaced. It's simply crappy software.

I can easily write documents or hear music while burning a disc. But of course, opening applications and documents take longer time.

Good advice: Avoid sluggish applications.

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