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AMD Demos 48-core ''Magny-Cours'' System, Details Architecture

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Earlier slated coarsely for 2010, AMD fine-tuned the expected release time-frame of its 12-core "Magny-Cours" Opteron processors to be within Q1 2010. The company seems to be ready with the processors, and has demonstrated a 4 socket, 48 core machine based on these processors. Magny Cours holds symbolism in being one of the last processor designs by AMD before it moves over to "Bulldozer", the next processor design by AMD built from ground-up. Its release will provide competition to Intel's multi-core processors available at that point.

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Christ on a bike 48core??? F@H Here i come!!
 
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Christ on a bike 48core??? F@H Here i come!!
Bah -- it's an impressive setup, but you could probably still do more folding with a few GTX 295's, right?
 
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Its still impressive nonetheless. A native 12 core Proc OHHEMMGEE!!!
 
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Hooray for 12 core Opty's! :D
I may have to get a few :rolleyes:
 

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Jeebers help us all...
 
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Its still impressive nonetheless. A native 12 core Proc OHHEMMGEE!!!
Actually it is 2 native 6 cores in one package like the Core 2 Quad processors (which were 2 dual cores in one package). This means that the shared L3 is shared between two sets of six cores and not across all 12 cores and that each 6 cores only has dual channel memory as opposed to having quad channel across 12 cores - it just means if one core needs more bandwidth than dual channel can provide then it would bottleneck but in such a multithreaded environment anything running on that would have to be designed to run on multi-cpu setups (which would also limit max bandwidth available to one core at a time to be dual channel speeds) anyway.
 

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i think you have a typo, "multi-chip module (MXM)"

i think it should be MCM not MXM


MXM is for GPU on laptop
 
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GIVE IT TO ME!^^

48 crunching tabs running 24/7 a 3ghz....:eek: YEAH:D
 
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I want one. Would go great with my network design.
 

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they are real, really glued together ....
 

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what ever happened to "real men use real cores". ;)

This isn't 12 "real" cores....
it is in fact 12 real cores.

the 'less than real' cores refers to hyperthreading, not the sticky tape approach.
 
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what ever happened to "real men use real cores". ;)

This isn't 12 "real" cores....
No, they are 12 "real" cores, but this isn't a "real" 12-core. Make sense? :laugh:
 
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if this isnt a 12 core, core quad wont be a quad;) multipacking makes no difference
 

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intel is losing the war, what happened to the tick tock? or is tic tac?
just my two cents
 
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Damn it someone beat me to the Crysis joke. Not only that they registered to do it :laugh:

intel is losing the war, what happened to the tick tock? or is tic tac?
just my two cents
Dude your lost on this.
 
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intel is losing the war, what happened to the tick tock? or is tic tac?
just my two cents
I wouldn't be so quick about it. from what i've seen, these 12-cores will not come to desktops, not anytime soon, at least.
 
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intel is losing the war, what happened to the tick tock? or is tic tac?
just my two cents

Intel's market share: 79.1% in the fourth quarter of 2008
AMD's market share: 12.8% in the fourth quarter of 2008


I wish I could lose at girls as well as Intel is said to be losing to AMD. I'd be rolling on a pile of women whilst giggling with glee every night.
 
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Intel's market share: 79.1% in the fourth quarter of 2008
AMD's market share: 12.8% in the fourth quarter of 2008


I wish I could lose at girls as well as Intel is said to be losing to AMD. I'd be rolling on a pile of women whilst giggling with glee every night.
You still can with enough methamphetamines.
 
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#24
So copious amounts of meth is Intel's key to success as well then? Or is that strictly a me only scenario?
 
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Yea AMD! W00T!

But what I really want to say is directed at themailman.

Are you listening?

That avatar is genuinely disturbing.

I'll let you know in a couple days if that is compliment or not.

Carry on.