Saturday, February 23rd 2008

Intel Planning Six-Core Processor, Will Call it 'Dunnington'

Intel is planning on serving a heaping pile of pain to AMD's revenue/stock figures again in a few months, by developing a six-core juggernaut. While AMD is still tweaking on a way to merely get four cores to work in tandem, Intel is hard at work shoving two more cores on one die. This six-core monstrosity will be succeeded by the even beefier Nehalem micro-architecture, which could have up to eight cores on one die. Most of the Dunnington project is still top-secret, but some say that Intel already has most of the hard work done.
Intel has already put together a die, the size of a postage stamp, with three dual-core 45nm Penryn chips on it sharing a 16MB L3 cache. Allegedly, we'll see the Dunnington in either Q2 or Q3, this year
.Source: Gizmodo
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110 Comments on Intel Planning Six-Core Processor, Will Call it 'Dunnington'

#2
ShadowFold
Anyone know if this is 1066 fsb or 1333 fsb?
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#3
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
prolly a 1600mhz fsb chip. it's gonna be a B*tch to cool that's for sure. i must have one!
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#4
Triprift
This and then the nehalem amd's in for another bad year baring a miricle.
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#5
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
by: Triprift
This and then the nehalem amd's in for another bad year baring a miricle.
yeah, but i think they have nvidia cornered this yea in the graphics department.
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#6
hat
Maximum Overclocker
So... is this gonna be a native chip I.E. one six core die?
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#7
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
by: hat
So... is this gonna be a native chip I.E. one six core die?
HAT...
Intel has already put together a die, the size of a postage stamp, with three dual-core 45nm Penryn chips on it sharing a 16MB L3 cache.
:)
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#8
Sh00t1st
you all forget amd has already got a 3 core chip, so assuming they have the bugs worked out they could pull an intell and just slap two 3 core chips together. could but i don't think they will.
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Sh00t1st
by: fitseries3
yeah, but i think they have nvidia cornered this yea in the graphics department.
i think your pretty much dead on right there. barring some good concepts ideas from nvidia. and lowering of price somewhat. after all they do almost have market control for now which usualy means they make the most profits so they can afford to reduce price to the consumers but have they ?
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#10
hat
Maximum Overclocker
by: fitseries3
HAT...



:)
WTF, 3 dies?! So what, Nehalem will be 4 dies? Intel needs to get off thier fat lazy gold-lined asses and actually develop something new.
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#11
Ravenas
No one here will need this for a personal PC, this is server type stuff. Your PC will have no idea with what to do with 6 cores, 4 cores are still only functional in a small amount of apps.

This processor will be used for servers.
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#12
Laurijan
Really fast Intels development - a little bit too fast imo..
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#13
Sh00t1st
by: Ravenas
No one here will need this for a personal PC, this is server type stuff. Your PC will have no idea with what to do with 6 cores, 4 cores are still only functional in a small amount of apps.

This processor will be used for servers.
if the game industry would just jump aboard whole heartidly to the multi core concept/the cpu makers have already done it, i think it would be beneficial to us to have that extra power.
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#14
hat
Maximum Overclocker
by: Laurijan
Really fast Intels development - a little bit too fast imo..
They didn't DEVELOP anything, they just threw more dies on a single wafer, it seems to be thier favorite thing to do.
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#15
Sh00t1st
they did progress the technology and manufacturing and core efficiancy, they also upped the number of transistors too. amd was competing but they seem to have just given up
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#16
ShadowFold
1600FSB! You need a 210$ board for these new things.. uggh I hope they release cheap 1600 fsb boards soon
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#17
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
by: ShadowFold
1600FSB! You need a 210$ board for these new things.. uggh I hope they release cheap 1600 fsb boards soon
$210 if your lucky. most are upwards of $300 or more.
they guy who regulates prices should be shot in the face. and that goes for gas prices too. WTF?
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#18
Scrizz
sweet benching with that thing
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#19
hat
Maximum Overclocker
by: Scrizz
sweet benching with that thing
:rolleyes:
most benchmarks are only single threaded
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#20
Laurijan
by: hat
:rolleyes:
most benchmarks are only single threaded
Ahh.. Now i know why prime95 doesnt untilize 100% of my Q6600 but only 25% of each core..
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#21
imperialreign
As I stated in the other thread:
Seriously, though, Intel is just beating a dead horse at this point . . . Let the C2D go, it'll be alright! No need to keep it on life support like this . . .

AMD, please, please, pretty-pretty please throw out something that will :slap: some sense back into Intel. God knows if weren't for you we woulda seen Intel do the same thing with the Pentium 4 lineup that they're doing now with the Core 2 Duos.
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#22
JacKz5o
Id rather have a very fast 4-core chip than a semi-fast 6-core... maybe thats just me :
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#23
hat
Maximum Overclocker
by: Laurijan
Ahh.. Now i know why prime95 doesnt untilize 100% of my Q6600 but only 25% of each core..
Are you using the multithreaded version?
If you are, you should see 4 different Prime95 exe's in the task manager, and the all say 25% because they are all utilizing 100% of one specific core, or 25% of the total CPU power.
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#24
DonInKansas
by: Ravenas
No one here will need this for a personal PC, this is server type stuff. Your PC will have no idea with what to do with 6 cores, 4 cores are still only functional in a small amount of apps.

This processor will be used for servers.
But what about those needing e-penis extensions? You forgot about that....:)

Heh, bring it on...........
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#25
Triprift
Yes like a mate no who has to have the latest and greatest king e-penis is he.
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