Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd Jan 2011 20:27 UTC
Intel It's the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, so it's time for new stuff to spend your hard-earned cash on. This time around, Intel is making headlines by officially launching its Sandy Bridge line of processors, which, up until now, were totally next-generation.
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RE[5]: Comment by vivainio
by kaiwai on Tue 4th Jan 2011 07:17 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by vivainio"
kaiwai
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But it all depends really on how optimised middleware, compilers and operating systems are for these new extensions. If Intel has the hardware edge but AMD does a better job working with existing technology which requires no additional optimisations then it'll be an interesting to see AMD pull ahead in terms of market share.

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RE[6]: Comment by vivainio
by Cletus on Wed 5th Jan 2011 13:30 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by vivainio"
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How so? Sandy Bridge will work well on existing codes without recompiling or rewriting.

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RE[7]: Comment by vivainio
by kaiwai on Thu 6th Jan 2011 07:23 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by vivainio"
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How so? Sandy Bridge will work well on existing codes without recompiling or rewriting.


They're introducing new extensions and applications will have to be optimised to use them. Why is that so difficult to understand?

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