Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Wed 20th Aug 2008 17:13 UTC, submitted by Vito Melecka
Intel Intel unveiled a power gate feature incorporating a "turbo" mode for its upcoming Nehalem family of processors. With the turbo mode, in a situation where not all the cores are necessary for a particular workload, the ones that are idle will be turned off and power is channeled to the cores that are active, making them more efficient. Intel also showcased the Nehalem-EX for the expandable server market, which consists of eight-core processors on a single die.
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Mulit vs single threaded
by magick on Wed 20th Aug 2008 18:06 UTC
magick
Member since:
2005-08-29

I just wonder what will happen when we all gonna have 16-way machines (8 core x 2 threads ?) on our desktops...

It is actually a good way to balance between multi and single threaded performance.

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RE: Mulit vs single threaded
by frantisheq on Wed 20th Aug 2008 18:46 in reply to "Mulit vs single threaded"
frantisheq Member since:
2008-07-25

sorry but i just can't ressist ;) from my experience i can tell that if i'll be using some MS OS it'll be just as slow as vista is now. remember those "what intel gave us, microsoft took from us" articles? ;) no flaming but the problem is if i use vista on my 2.4 GHz core2duo it feels just like ME on my old 400MHz Pentium II no matter if use those sassy glass window frames or not

Edited 2008-08-20 18:51 UTC

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RE[2]: Mulit vs single threaded
by satan666 on Wed 20th Aug 2008 19:23 in reply to "RE: Mulit vs single threaded"
satan666 Member since:
2008-04-18

remember those "what intel gave us, microsoft took from us" articles? ;)


It doesn't work like that. It's all about creating new needs. You want to sell your new products. This is where Vista comes in handy. I'll hazard a guess: these new CPUs are designed to work with Windows 7.

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RE[2]: Mulit vs single threaded
by justinc on Wed 20th Aug 2008 19:27 in reply to "RE: Mulit vs single threaded"
justinc Member since:
2006-07-24

Something is seriously wrong with your P.C.

I use Linux/*BSD/*Solaris/Windows and yes even vista and I dont see it running slow.

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