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When will Intel release an entirely new CPU micro-architecture?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Monkey_Business, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. AMD's next generation of processors is the 8-core "bulldozer" chips. Does anyone have any idea what intel's next generation CPU's will be? 2011? Core i9? Core i11?
     
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    i7 was a new architecture?
     
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    Core microarchitecture ... Nehalem microarchitecture ... Sandy Bridge microarchitecture....
     
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    Behold, Intel Terascale
    Samples will be shipped to chosen science institutes and software developers from as early as next week!
     
  6. I doubt we'll be seeing these chips in our home desktops for at least another 10-15 years.
     
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    10 years ago an Athlon or a Pentium 3 was THE thing to own - now we are on 6 core chips that PWN those Athlons and P3s, and the Pentium 4s that followed 'em.
    I will say I am disappointed by the 'speed' of progress though - if Intel had more competition CPUs would be in a much different place for sure. Once AMD finally pulls their rabbit out of the hat Intel will be forced to innovate as well as we'll see a great leap, like we did with Pentium 4 to Core 2.
     
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    Aye, but the processor market is slowly getting better. AMD have been coming back (albeit slowly) from their phenom failure (phenom II's are nice though). Plus the hd4/5 series has definitley helped the company stay afloat and make some decent profit for the first time since phenom.

    I guess the cpu market will become very interesting when fusion is released. After all, AMD have gpu experience, intel just don't (integrated gpu's are naff and larrabee showed they have a very ham fisted view of gpu engineering).
     
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    Fusion, if it actually will be as described (dedicated cores for java, phsyics ect... along with the CPU cores + GPU core) will mop the floor, if not the with first generation, the second for sure.
     
  10. I doubt the integrated GPU's with fusion will be much fast. Probably equal to a Radeon X-800 Pro or the old DX9 AGP cards.
     
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    Llano (first fusion chip of amd ) rumoured that will have 400 shader (same shader with 5670) and DX11 ,need time to find truth .IF it is correct a bit better performance than 4670 with DX11 possible ( 5670 still have faster ram advantage with DDR5) .
     
  12. I remember getting a loaner PC when my current PC was being repaired under warranty, I tried playing Battlefield 2 on the Intel GMA IGP, but it wouldn't run.

    It's nice to hear that integrated chips are finally starting to get fast.
     
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    i just read of AMD 12 cores... its a leak from an AMD engineer. I dont remember the blog where I read. it sorry!

    Multi core will still be the trend I think. :confused:
     
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    Check the news, 8 and 12 core Opterons have already been announced some time ago.
     
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    Intel IGP is for HD media, not gaming ;)
     
  16. You could have a processor with 100 cores, but it wouldn't at all effect the performance of today's games. Most modern, DX10 games are coded to be multi-threaded through only Two cores.

    Having more than Four CPU cores will only effect things like video encoding, not gaming.

    Unless many years from now, games are made to run on 6-12 cores, and so forth. But I don't see that happening anytime soon.

    I would imagine that 12 cores with hyper-threading would make HD video encoding a breeze.
     
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