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[3]: Prices
by gilboa on Tue 10th Jan 2006 20:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Prices"
gilboa
Member since:
2005-07-06

Here's the difference between UNI and SMP.
I don't need to go take a cup of coffee just because my machine is building.
I don't need to stop burning a DVD, if I want to play Doom3/Quake4.
I don't need to leave my machine alone, just because I'm backing it up.

In short,
I can play Quake4, burn a DVD and download the new kernel source concurrently... without suffering from a massive FPS drop.

Can you?

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RE[4]: Prices
by StephenBeDoper on Thu 12th Jan 2006 07:35 in reply to "RE[3]: Prices"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes. I have a KVM switch ;)

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RE[5]: Prices
by gilboa on Thu 12th Jan 2006 15:58 in reply to "RE[4]: Prices"
gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

Yep.
Somehow the idea of have 3 different machines, each with its own set of hardware (video, disk, MB, CPU, memory, etc) and software components (OS/Office/what-ever license if you are using Windows) seems less logical then having a single SMP machine that does everything simultaneously.

But that's me...
Gilboa

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