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AMD ftw!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by toader, Apr 8, 2005.

  1. toader

    toader Banned

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    AMD ftw!

    http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,120363,00.asp

    AMD has finally beaten Intel to something. Later this month, theyre coming out with the first dual core processor (for public anyways).

    Anyways, some of you nerds like me might find this an interesting read.
     
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    DrunkCajun Banned

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    Does it run OSX?

    *shrug*
     
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    Yes.



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  4. Usufruct

    Usufruct IncGamers Member

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    Not real impressed. I doubt it will offer me any incentive to replace any of my dual xeon servers.
     
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    I doubt it will entice too many people to give up their G5s either.
     
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    Since it can't run OS X, I don't think anyone will.


    Plus the OS that does run it has to be able to support 4 processors on a single mobo, 8 if it has hyperthreading. So far that's OS X and A few upper level Linux Servers. Oh and the fact that it wouldn't really help a home user out much unless they are rendering 3d scenes. As far as I know there isn't any software that can multithread a process enough for it to be worth it. Not that any home users really have any processes worthing of splitting between 4 processors.

    Games will have little advantage if any at all, day to day computing(internet/word processing/listening to music) won't change.

    The only real advantage here is for laptops, if you can get the software to use both procs then you are set for a nice long battery life and a good amount of power.
     
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    Um, FreeBSD???
     
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    OS X is a variant of FreeBSD, so yeah.
     
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    Yeah, they based darwin off of FreeBSD 5. But OS X is not FreeBSD by a long shot.

    Edit: And you can run quad processor windows systems if you want to pay for the stupidass processor lisences in windows server. That burns me up.
     
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    1) Its not meant to compete with Mac or run the OSuX

    2) Its not meant for home computing, its meant for servers just like almost every other dual processor application.

    3) The point of posting it was to show that AMD is beating Intel to the punch for the first time ever with releasing new tech publically.
     
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    AMD is the first to use 64 bit computing.So I think they already beat Intel at something.
     
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    Intel had an advantage in terms of multitasking with SMT. But now that dual core processors are on the way, AMD will beat Intel there as well, assuming everything works out. However, for single applications, until they're multithreaded, there won't be significant gains from dual core processors.
     
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    Intel had the Itanium first. AMD just had consumer models first.
     
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    Question: Is the Itanium better than the FX-64 series? I've never really seen a comparison.
     
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    The Itanium is a server class chip that costs about 1100$, it doesn't really stack up.
     

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