Tuesday, September 8th 2009

AMD Magny Cours CPU-Z Validation

Here's the first CPU-Z validation of AMD's 12-core Magny Cours processor. Whatever details the existing version of CPU-Z does read, perfectly matches the specifications of the processor sketched out so far. Firstly, it's based on AMD's upcoming socket G3 package that marks Opteron's transition to high-level integration within a single package. With 1,974 pins, socket G3 is able to provide as many as six 16-bit HyperTransport 3.1 links, and four DDR3 memory channels. The package is one of AMD's first multi-chip modules, that houses two six-core dies (dubbed "nodes"), onto one package, and connects the two using a HyperTransport link.

Each node has 6 x 512 KB of L2 cache and 6 MB L3 cache shared between the six cores. Out of 6 MB, 1 MB of the cache is reserved for low-level system operations, namely the HT Assist (probe filter) that aims to lower memory subsystem latencies, reduces queuing delays due to lower HyperTransport traffic overhead, and minimizes probe traffic to increase system bandwidth. The CPU-Z reading of 10 MB total chip L3 cache is spot-on. Also seen on the validation page are details on the reference motherboard, called "AMD Dinar", that uses SR5690 (same chip as 890FX) + SB750 chipset. The CPU-Z validation can be found here.
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48 Comments on AMD Magny Cours CPU-Z Validation

#1
[I.R.A]_FBi
by: wolf
Sell a retail 12 core chip and we'll talk. two 6 cores just isn't the same.
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#2
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
Well AMD is smarter than I thought, lets release details of our amazing 12 core processor (which will never hit the public) on the i5 release so AMD fanbois can argue that AMD is awesome. Good plan.
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: wolf
Sell a retail 12 core chip and we'll talk. two 6 cores just isn't the same.
That's a 12-core chip. If you think two 6 cores aren't the same, then Intel started selling quad-core chips only 10 months ago.
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#5
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
by: btarunr
That's a 12-core chip. If you think two 6 cores aren't the same, then Intel started selling quad-core chips only 10 months ago.
Most of this, "2 processors duct taped together is bad" stuff stems from AMD marketing put out a long time ago, but we all know that AMD has not been ahead even though they have "true" quad cores (Intel does NOW, but who cares?). Now they have throw that out the windows and duct tape because they are behind. The truth? AMD's true quad core concept has been thrown to the wind because it never really was faster anyway.
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#6
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
by: btarunr
That's a 12-core chip. If you think two 6 cores aren't the same, then Intel started selling quad-core chips only 10 months ago.
yes but is it a dual dual like a Q6600 for example (totally cool), or is it two six core CPU's in two sockets, that's surely what the picture makes it looks like.

If it is actually 2 cores in ONE cpu, that's cool, if you need a 2 socket board, MEH!
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#7
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: wolf
yes but is it a dual dual like a Q6600 for example (totally cool), or is it two six core CPU's in two sockets, that's surely what the picture makes it looks like.

It is is actually 2 cores in ONE cpu, that's cool, if you need a 2 socket board, MEH!
It's a single socket.
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#8
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
by: newtekie1
It's a single socket.
cool, I guess. Still doesn't mean the death of Intel, or that this is even close to retail release.

Interesting... yet, I fear its too little too late for this architecture, my meh! stands.
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#9
mdm-adph
by: PVTCaboose1337
Most of this, "2 processors duct taped together is bad" stuff stems from AMD marketing put out a long time ago, but we all know that AMD has not been ahead even though they have "true" quad cores (Intel does NOW, but who cares?). Now they have throw that out the windows and duct tape because they are behind. The truth? AMD's true quad core concept has been thrown to the wind because it never really was faster anyway.
I think it all stems from the fact that the Pentium D was a horrible, horrible, horrible processor, and its specter has remained in peoples' heads and will continue to do so for years.
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#10
Jizzler
by: mdm-adph
I think it all stems from the fact that the Pentium D was a horrible, horrible, horrible processor, and its specter has remained in peoples' heads and will continue to do so for years.
Oh yeah... I was overclocked to 4Ghz. Still wasn't that impressive.
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#11
Kitkat
by: btarunr
Many Thanks to KitKat for sending this in.
OMGGG OMGGG im a star! kiss me :roll::roll::roll::roll:

backstory: we were just sitting in the pickup and i asked paw i says paw.... what that in the bushes. He grabed his gun and we just started running sure enough it turned back and looked at us... and i knew it was an amd.

by: kid41212003
That's a quad-channels memory right?
from ther boards we saw it could be or could just be a val test without honestly
MAYBE lol PR move this week i mean lol..
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#12
mdm-adph
by: Jizzler
Oh yeah... I was overclocked to 4Ghz. Still wasn't that impressive.
..and you had to practically put your PC in the fridge when you did it, too.
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#13
Jizzler
Had a Scythe Ninja and I lapped them both :P
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#14
pr0n Inspector
by: FlanK3r
and score....more better then 2x Nehalem at the same clock!
Awesome score.... wait, are they running two 12-core CPU's? :rolleyes:
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#15
AsphyxiA
i hate all the fanboism that's going through this thread. So what if AMD takes the crown for a while, it's good for the market.
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#16
Taz100420
I use both Intel and AMD. Personally I like both equally and 12 cores on one chip?!?!? Thats awesome! I buy what I can afford and what I can afford for the bang for my buck! And AMD was my bang now lol. I still have a P4 socket 478 Northwood running in the other room for a daily machine lol.
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#17
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
AMD certainly upstaged Intel on this one--I don't think Intel saw it coming because AMD shouted and screamed that the C2Q is an MCM design (and still spanked them). Still, if Intel feels this actually posses a threat (and I believe they don't), it would be just as easy for them to MCM Dunnington as it was for AMD to MCM Istanbul. We'll have to see if and how Intel responds.
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#18
Hayder_Master
dumm this cpu shot me in he head and make confused , how much this cost and can it set on new platforms 890fx im think about desktop gaming pc run with cpu
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#19
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
by: AsphyxiA
i hate all the fanboism that's going through this thread. So what if AMD takes the crown for a while, it's good for the market.
wait, AMD are taking the crown now?
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#20
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
Ha, no. If they bring this processor to market, it may shift the enterprise server market a little in AMDs favor. The enterprise market is the only area where AMD has been doing alright for the past several years so it makes sense that they are focusing there. When you're talking about buying 10,000+ CPUs, AMD is simply more bang for the buck.
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#21
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
Funny how all the intel fans get there panties all bunched up when amd brings out something new that might threaten there precious intel....:roll::roll::roll:
I had a feeling amd wasn't just sitting back letting Intel dominate the world, but instead they were just working and keeping things hush hush and just waiting to drop the bomb ........ WICKID!!!!:rockout:
I just hope this is going to be the chip to stomp intel for a change...:pimp:
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#22
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
by: Kitkat
OMGGG OMGGG im a star! kiss me :roll::roll::roll::roll:

backstory: we were just sitting in the pickup and i asked paw i says paw.... what that in the bushes. He grabed his gun and we just started running sure enough it turned back and looked at us... and i knew it was an amd.


from ther boards we saw it could be or could just be a val test without honestly
MAYBE lol PR move this week i mean lol..
Thats funny... thanks for that Kitkat you made my day on that one lmfao :roll:
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#23
Chad Boga
by: fullinfusion

I just hope this is going to be the chip to stomp intel for a change...:pimp:
Hope springs eternal.
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