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Intel Celebrates 40 Years of the Microprocessor

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You misunderstood. What I'm saying is, it needs it's "own" instruction sets to work. Only then it'll have a way out. They didn't bother to emulate it because it was much work and they knew it'd blow. So the hardware is there, it just doesn't have the software to function (due proptietery standarts). Same reason why XGI/Monster or any other old GPU maker isn't producing DirectX GPU's. It's just between AMD and nVidia, which is junk considering the number of different GPU producers there were (for OpenGL/software) back in the early 2000's.
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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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, 4004 to Core i series, next should be:

 

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It's all about the Pentiums

It's all about the Pentiums, baby
Uhh, uh-huh, yeah
Uhh, uh-huh, yeah
It's all about the Pentiums, baby
It's all about the Pentiums, baby
It's all about the Pentiums! (It's all about the Pentiums, baby)
It's all about the Pentiums! (It's all about the Pentiums, baby)
Yeah

What y'all wanna do?
Wanna be hackers? Code crackers? Slackers
Wastin' time with all the chatroom yakkers?
9 to 5, chillin' at Hewlett Packard?
Workin' at a desk with a dumb little placard?
Yeah, payin' the bills with my mad programming skills
Defraggin' my hard drive for thrills
I got me a hundred gigabytes of RAM
I never feed trolls and I don't read spam
Installed a T1 line in my house
Always at my PC, double-clickin' on my mizouse
Upgrade my system at least twice a day
I'm strictly plug-and-play, I ain't afraid of Y2K
I'm down with Bill Gates, I call him "Money" for short
I phone him up at home and I make him do my tech support
It's all about the Pentiums, what?
You've gotta be the dumbest newbie I've ever seen
You've got white-out all over your screen
You think your Commodore 64 is really neato
What kinda chip you got in there, a Dorito?
You're usin' a 286? Don't make me laugh
Your Windows boots up in what, a day and a half?
You could back up your whole hard drive on a floppy diskette
You're the biggest joke on the Internet
Your database is a disaster
You're waxin' your modem, tryin' to make it go faster
Hey fella, I bet you're still livin' in your parents' cellar
Downloadin' pictures of Sarah Michelle Gellar
And postin' "Me too!" like some brain-dead AOL-er
I should do the world a favor and cap you like Old Yeller
You're just about as useless as jpegs to Hellen Keller

It's all about the Pentiums! (It's all about the Pentiums, baby)
It's all about the Pentiums! (It's all about the Pentiums, baby)
It's all about the Pentiums! (It's all about the Pentiums, baby)
It's all about the Pentiums! (It's all about the Pentiums, baby)

Now, what y'all wanna do?
Wanna be hackers? Code crackers? Slackers
Wastin' time with all the chatroom yakkers?
9 to 5, chillin' at Hewlett Packard?

Uh, uh, loggin' in now
Wanna run wit my crew, hah?
Rule cyberspace and crunch numbers like I do?
They call me the king of the spreadsheets
Got 'em printed out on my bedsheets
My new computer's got the clocks, it rocks
But it was obsolete before I opened the box
You say you've had your desktop for over a week?
Throw that junk away, man, it's an antique
Your laptop is a month old? Well that's great
If you could use a nice, heavy paperweight
My digital media is write-protected
Every file inspected, no viruses detected
I beta tested every operation system
Gave props to some, and others? I dissed 'em
While your computer's crashin', mine's multitaskin'
It does all my work without me even askin'
Got a flat-screen monitor forty inches wide wide
I believe that your says "Etch-A-Sketch" on the side
In a 32-bit world, you're a 2-bit user
You've got your own newsgroup, "alt.total-loser"
Your motherboard melts when you try to send a fax
Where'd you get your CPU, in a box of Cracker Jacks?
Play me online? Well, you know that I'll beat you
If I ever meet you I'll control-alt-delete you
What? What? What? What? What?

It's all about the Pentiums! (It's all about the Pentiums, baby)
It's all about the Pentiums! (It's all about the Pentiums, baby)
It's all about the Pentiums! (It's all about the Pentiums, baby)
It's all about the Pentiums! (It's all about the Pentiums, baby)
Now, what y'all wanna do?
Wanna be hackers? Code crackers? Slackers
Wastin' time with all the chatroom yakkers?
9 to 5, chillin' at Hewlett Packard?
What??
 
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lol interesting rap
 
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#32
it isn't intel's birthday but the bday of the 4004 cpu: INTEL Founded Mountain View, California, U.S.
(July 18, 1968)
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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Hmm sounds like a risc vs cisc argument. Although there is no doubt in Intel's success I feel like people fail to give credit to other companies (AMD) for their contribution in modern computing.

AND
Intel still thinks you can build a video card off x86
AMD GCN includes AMD64/X86-64 IP.
 
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#34
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 :)
 
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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.

http://theburnerishot.com/photo/Knights-Ferry-8-Way.jpg

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.
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?