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And you thought quad core was good


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Seems Intel are determined to upstage AMD everywhere - I did like the bit that said "...Company officials stressed that the 80-core chip was not a future product per se...". So - why make such a big fuss over it?

 

Actually what they never did admit was that their 'quad' chip isn't true quad anyway (it's a pair of dual cores CPUs piggy-backed together rather than a dedicated quad core)

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Seems Intel are determined to upstage AMD everywhere - I did like the bit that said "...Company officials stressed that the 80-core chip was not a future product per se...". So - why make such a big fuss over it?

 

Actually what they never did admit was that their 'quad' chip isn't true quad anyway (it's a pair of dual cores CPUs piggy-backed together rather than a dedicated quad core)

 

 

Toms Hardware CPU Review

 

 

AMD's 4x4 Platform & Athlon 64 FX-70 - Brute Force Quad Cores

 

The overall concept behind Quad FX is clear: "if we cannot provide a real quad core now, let's go and build something bigger with what we have." The result is three new processor products, all based on existing technology. If you purchase an Athlon 64 FX-70 ($599), FX-72 ($799) or FX-74 ($999), you will be buying two physical processors running at 2.6 GHz, 2.8 GHz or 3.0 GHz, respectively. Socket AM2 does not support more than a single processor socket, so AMD simply pulled the professional Socket 1207 off of the Opteron shelf to power Quad FX. So far, there is only one motherboard that will be available to support the new FX-70 series, but before we get to it, let's dig into Quad FX step by step.

 

 

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"Actually what they never did admit was that their 'quad' chip isn't true quad anyway (it's a pair of dual cores CPUs piggy-backed together rather than a dedicated quad core)"

 

You're right on with that Daithi. Maybe Intel never admitted it, but anyone that reads any type of computer magazines or frequents computer hardware websites, certainly knew that. Sneaky way to get it out on the market, huh ?

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