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Intel Celebrates 40 Years of the Microprocessor

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. Jizzler

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    Yup. With an engine designed for ray-tracing and games built around it, Intel could have a MIC ready with enough power to run those games by they time they were completed.

    IDF 2011: 8-way 1.2Ghz 32-core Knights Ferry running a visually improved ray-traced version of Wolfenstein at 1080.

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    [YT]XVZDH15TRro#![/YT]

    And the new version is just around the corner running between 1.2Ghz - 1.6Ghz with up to 64 cores enabled.

    Of course, all of that is the easy part. Can only imagine the fight against those heavily invested in OpenGL/DX.
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    Nice! I might take a pic of all my chips tomorrow, and post them in a new thread. That's if i have enough time.. :toast:
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    Nice, 4004 to Core i series, next should be:

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    lol interesting rap
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    On this day 40 years ago, Intel (AMD) Corporation introduced the world’s first commercially available microprocessor – the Intel 4004 Made by AMD.....too:respect::D
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    AMD GCN includes AMD64/X86-64 IP.
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    I wish there was report button for fluff pieces

    The title makes it sound like Intel invented the processor 40 years ago.

    Instead of Intel invented their first processor 40 years ago. BIG difference. Not one I am sure most readers will get though.

    EDIT: Just read through a couple of the most recent posts. So glad TPU readers prove me wrong despite TPUs efforts :)
  10. twilyth Guest

    I don't game, so I looked up Wolfenstein. That came out in 2009. If their x86 gpu needs 8-way cross fire to run a game from 2 years ago, do AMD and nvidia really have anything to worry about?

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