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12-core CPUs From AMD on Their Way

Discussion in 'News' started by D_o_S, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. D_o_S

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    Shanghai, the 45nm core from AMD, is likely to debut late this year. It will be similar in many aspects to the currently-availabe B3 stepping of the Socket 1207 Opteron (Barcelona) shipping today. Unlike Barcelona however, which has its HyperTransport 3.0 clock generator fused off, Shangai should utilize HyperTransport 3.0 for inter-CPU communication. Also, AMD has a new "native six-core" Shanghai derivative in store, currently codenamed Istanbul. This processor is clearly targeted at Intel's recently announced six-core, 45nm Dunnington processor. AMD plans to utilize 2 Istanbul cores to create a 12-core CPU, where both cores will communicate with each other via HyperTransport 3.0. A quad-channel memory controller may also be possible. All new Shanghai CPUs should be backwards compatible with existing Socket 1207 motherboards.

    Shanghai is currently taped out and running Windows at AMD.

    Source: DailyTech
     
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    I sure hope this is an Ace for AMD, they need to come ahead again, (and possibly not lose money in a Q4 of 08?)
     
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    Sounds like they are trying to win over the business world like Intel did in the 90's. AMD, I think, is more interested in getting their money from corporations and big business then from individuals. AMD is becoming Intel in the 80's and 90's.
     
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    go AMD!!! this is like Intel's approach and i think they will do great if 45nm will cut the power requirements by about half or so
     
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    45nm wont cut any power at all unless they change the voltage manuf. size makes no difference in heat generated
     
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    So... will we have Intel aficionados complaining that this isn't a "native" 12-core chip? :laugh:
     
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    alright, no need to agitate. AMD users also used "duct tape" phrases :laugh:
     
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    Looks sweet! Nice job AMD!:toast:
     
  9. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    no cause they wont have a native 12core either
     
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    Wow, this is surprising news. I didnt think they would do a 12 die true core so this is pretty awesome. Wonder what they got for the Socket AM2/AM2+/AM3 deal.
     
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    lol, its just 6 true core die and 12core is just 2dies
     
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    glad to see this!
    AMD ftw!
    i really hope this helps them out.
     
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    just wait. just wait
    nehalem wil eat this 12 cored cpu as luanche
     
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    ummm no they have run several test the phenom 9850 stacks dead even against the intel Q9650 @ the same 3.2ghz
     
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    I suspect poor OCing performance on the horizon from 12 core AMDs!
     
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    great...not another AMD v.s.Intel thread....i thought this topic was about AMD!?
     
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    poor oc performance if this current generation even after the b3 stepping fix is any indication amd chips will be a big pain in the but to oc
     
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    It not a versus, its just facts ..Current Phenoms suck.
     
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    alright, the oc perf. of amd cpu's was never as great as Intel cpu's and yet people were buying it, so...
     
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    this is sad but i have to agree, so far phenom has not proven to be better that intel offerings
     
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    Any link?
     
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    i just hope its not like the pentium d's which maximum pc called two duck taped together p4's it was great at encoding/decoding but any other bechmark it got smacked by amd i hope that amd puts the cores together like intel does with their quad cores. it will be interesting to see how it fairs considering intel only plans to have octa cores out by the end of 08 start of 09
     
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    Istanbul, a city in Turkey, formerly named Konstantinopolis, the city where i live....Nice...
     
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    notice that amd finnally got their shit together after one of the main guys from amd resigned.
     

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