Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Sep 2007 15:54 UTC, submitted by Josh Graham
AMD AMD has unveiled its first set of quad-core processors, three months after its original launch date. This 'complicated' design that resulted in the delay and puts the chip maker a full generation behind its archrival in terms of chip manufacturing processes.
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RE[3]: Welcom back
by phoenix on Mon 10th Sep 2007 22:03 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Welcom back"
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Ars Technica has an interesting look at the 4-socket, 4-core offerings from Intel and AMD http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070905-intel-launches-tigert...

For setups that are mostly CPU-bound with FP ops, the Intel setup rocks.

For setups that are mostly memory-bound, the AMD setup rocks.

The graphics in the Ars article are the most telling. Until Intel comes out with CSI, AMD has it in the memory bandwidth department, and is gaining in the CPU processing department.

Single socket CPU setups, Intel rocks.
Dual-socket CPU setups, it's mainly Intel.
Quad-socket CPU setups, AMD rocks.

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