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New Intel Xeon 7500 Eight-Core Processor Pushes Mission Critical into the Mainstream

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Intel Corporation today culminated the transition to the company's award-winning "Nehalem" chip design with the launch of the Intel Xeon 7500 processor series. In less than 90 days, Intel has introduced all-new 2010 PC, laptop and server processors that increase energy efficiency and computing speed and include a multitude of new features that make computers more intelligent, flexible and reliable.

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I think Intel released 8-core CPU because AMD did that a bit earlier.
 

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8 core chips, now you're talking! None of this 3, 6, 7, 9, 10 core stuff for me. The best computer designs always go up in powers of two. The next leap should be to 16 core. Now that will be a challenge...
 
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Holy...that's 2,048 cores!
Don't forget hyperthreading: 4096 logical cores at 2.26 GHz.


AMD hasn't made an octo-core yet. They are close to (if haven't already) releasing a MCM 12-core chip which has two hexa-core Istanbul chips. This chip most likely has better throughput though because of hyperthreading (16 threads per processor versus 12).
 
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Funny thing is, when the C2Qs were out, AMD called all their quads "true quad cores" and talked bad against Intel putting two C2D's on a chip, but they're doing it themselves now! A little ironic, dontcha think?
 

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Funny thing is, when the C2Qs were out, AMD called all their quads "true quad cores" and talked bad against Intel putting two C2D's on a chip, but they're doing it themselves now! A little ironic, dontcha think?
Yes and no. Intel's way of doing it with C2Q had each of the 2 CPUs going to the north bridge to be able to communicate. With Magnycours, AMD has HT links directly connecting the 2 cores within MCM for low-latency communication. All CPUs within the MCM also share the same L3 cache. AMD's approach is much more advanced compared to what Intel did to produce the C2Q.
 

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Funny thing is, when the C2Qs were out, AMD called all their quads "true quad cores" and talked bad against Intel putting two C2D's on a chip, but they're doing it themselves now! A little ironic, dontcha think?
That's all they could do: scream, cry, and moan that they have no competitive product. MCM was the only ammunition AMD had so that's what they moaned about. Now the only thing they have to moan about is "big bad Intel locking me out of the marketplace." A shame that one worked with EU, Korea, Japan, and USA anti-competition lawsuits. :(


I have little respect for AMD over the past few years. They've been acting immature.
 
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I think Intel released 8-core CPU because AMD did that a bit earlier.
Takes months for a product to move from planning to box on your shelf
 
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That's all they could do: scream, cry, and moan that they have no competitive product. MCM was the only ammunition AMD had so that's what they moaned about. Now the only thing they have to moan about is "big bad Intel locking me out of the marketplace." A shame that one worked with EU, Korea, Japan, and USA anti-competition lawsuits. :(


I have little respect for AMD over the past few years. They've been acting immature.
Like it or not, there needs to be anti-competition evidence for EU/Korea/Japan/USA etc to work on.
Unfortunately there are plenty of such evidence. Don't make it sounds like Intel is being set up. :laugh:
 
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Yes and no. Intel's way of doing it with C2Q had each of the 2 CPUs going to the north bridge to be able to communicate. With Magnycours, AMD has HT links directly connecting the 2 cores within MCM for low-latency communication. All CPUs within the MCM also share the same L3 cache. AMD's approach is much more advanced compared to what Intel did to produce the C2Q.
And this is also quite a while later than the C2Q release.