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News AMD’s tri-core Phenom – more than meets the eye

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 4 Dec 2007.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    wait.. what?
     
  3. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    I suppose it'll clear up closer to release time but.. wtf??
     
  4. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    same boat..... :confused:
     
  5. Tim S

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    The tri-core chips might be a completely different chip to the current quad-core Phenoms, but then there are other things which point to it being the same chip. It introduces a shed load of questions about what all of these codenames are for.
     
  6. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    wait... i got it..... "more than meats the eye", they are transformers and the code names are their real names......
     
  7. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    me: doing his confused look...
     
  8. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    They may well run out of integers for model names if this is the case.
     
  9. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    rofl.... yeah transformers...

    tbh im with these guys' boat... have no clue. EXCEPT i now understand AMD's 45nm quad-core with shared L3 = Deneb. thats all i need to know lol.
     
  10. Hugo

    Hugo Ex-TrustedReviews Staff

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    I love writing for a less techy site sometimes - codename free writeup :D

    linkage
     
  11. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    wait, AMD's newly developed 3 core CPU uses the same amount of power as my over 2 month old 4 core CPU??

    god, AMD, do try to keep up
     
  12. steveo_mcg

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    Not being funny, but does intel still use a north bridge for the memory controller? If so then of course the AMD cpu power consumption is going to be higher... the intel chip simply off loads some of the heat to a separate chip
     
  13. Tim S

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    As Steveo mentions, the north bridge uses considerably less power on an AMD platform than it does on an Intel platform because the biggest heat-generator (the Memory Controller) is inside the CPU. Also, don't directly compare TDPs - Intel uses 'typical' and AMD uses TDP-max. :)
     
  14. Clocked

    Clocked Yar! It be drivin' me nuts...

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    So the processors will have the cores on them but just disabled, I don't get it - why? Surely its a bit of a waste if they are there...
     
  15. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    My head hurts...
     
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    Presumably initial stock at least will be processors which have come out of the manufacturing process with a fault on one core, so they disable that faulty one and sell it at a reduced price.
     
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    So they can sell off faulty quad core chips as a dual or triple core chips rather than binning them, but then i dont know how the triple core chips can have ddr2/3 support when quad core chips only have ddr3. so... ???
     
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    so from what I can tell... AMD is releasing these by the time that the QX6850 will be around $500 USD.. honestly not to impressed by AMD's planning. Figured they would release something stronger asap.
     
  19. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Is it Tri-Core because there'll be effectively three different cores on one chip?

    Tbh, it sounds like a pretty mean feat of engineering.
     
  20. Woodstock

    Woodstock So Say We All

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    tri-core is a we can do this but intel cant
     
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