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News Intel readies a six core chip

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 26 Feb 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. rhuitron

    rhuitron Bump? What Bump?

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    Ok,

    2 Core= Duo Core
    4 Core= Quad core
    6 Core= SEX CORE?

    Btw, this is a fraekin trip!
    What are we going to do with it though?

    Well..........never mind that question. I can think of great things to do with it.
     
  3. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Wait.. it's not April 1st.

    The 1066 bus speed - is that then quad-pumped? Or is that the quad-pumped speed?
     
  4. rjkoneill

    rjkoneill New Member

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    "No specific desktop use has been outlined"
    so basically its gonna be 2-4 years+ until we start seeing 6core chips in peoples sigs
     
  5. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    or 10 moths for 8 core chips.....
     
  6. impar

    impar Well-Known Member

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    Greetings!
    Hexa-core.
     
  7. Nikumba

    Nikumba Member

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    Depends if you have the cash for Skulltrail
     
  8. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    Guh, I would've bought a Sex-core PC just for kicks.
     
  9. Dreaming

    Dreaming New Member

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    Bear in mind intel plan to have 80 core chips in 2012, so we're probably going to see some doubling every year or something like that.

    2006 - 2 cores
    2007 - 4 cores
    2008 - 8 cores?
    2009 - 16 cores :D
    2010 - 32
    2011 - 64
    2012 - 128

    of course, this is probably completely wrong, but hey there we go :)
     
  10. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    is moores law going to start applying to the number of cores in a cpu?
     
  11. mrb_no1

    mrb_no1 Pie Eater

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    i could research this before i ask, but i cant be fecked to do so, but isnt moores law specific to core speed, seeing a max of 4ghz or whatever it was, or did he create moores zeroth law like newton as he realised you can only fit soo many coes on the chip? Purely in response to chris' question.

    I can see it now, new AMD 5 core solution with unparalled performance, the note reads: yes, we did it again, a botched batch of proccesors came out of one of our fab's so instead of six, you get 5 but what the hell, maybe we'll get it right one day but for now we'll say that we are covering a niche in the market :p Anyone know what AMD's roadmap has instore for us, will they ever really compete with intel again?

    peace
     
  12. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    Moores law was just about transistor count, If we assume Moore's law does apply to multicore cpu's and assuming intel would stop increasing the transistor number per core then with a 6 core cpu in 2008 it would mean a 12 core cpu in 2010, a 24 core cpu in 2012... but, Intel wont stop increasing the Transistor number per core, so its rather hard to make predictions based on Moore's Law if it comes to Number of Cores in Future Cpu's.
     
  13. Hydra

    Hydra Dude.

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    :hehe:

    This is crazy. It's also sort of depressing. No matter how much you spend on an uber high end system, there will always be something better in a year.
     
  14. Spaceraver

    Spaceraver Ultralurker

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    Has it taken so long to figure that one out? :p
    j/k
    No matter what we do the industry will has something better in a few months.. Once You could run DOS 6.22 on a 16MB Ram machine and it would be flying.
    Today.. Just to cope with all the bling we need 256 times that amount..
     
  15. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    okay so umm I know this is cool and all but what do we need it for? I mean we are just not taking advantage of dual cores, barely have touched the quads and now this???
     
  16. Constructacon

    Constructacon Constructing since 1978

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  17. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    Why 6??? Why not just stack 2 quads on eachother and make a 8 core CPU?
     
  18. freedom810

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    Because there silly.:D
     
  19. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    they want to milk the market, why release 8 when you can make money selling 6 and then release 8.
     
  20. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    exactly, I should of bought a dual core instead of a quad. I dont use the quad and i could overclock a dual farther because there is less heat. no matter how you look at it, if you only use one core out of however many you have, whats the point of even having more than one?
    sure in time we will be using more than one core on a regular basis, but in the mean time why spend the extra money.
     
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