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News Intel's Avoton Atom tipped as an eight-core OoOE part

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 19 Oct 2012.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    Do want.
     
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    Another nail in AMD's coffin...
     
  4. james888

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    I want one of these as a toy. What could I do with 18 cores? hmmm... but that is the fun in it.
     
  5. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    Just bought an Atom D2700 (used as an internet browsing machine) and I'm surprisingly pleased by it. Except their crappy "windows 7 32 bit only" driver, this is a nice little chip. Just can imagine how an 8 cores will run :D
     
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    Anyone else drawn to this article simply to find out what an earth 'OoOE' is?
     
  7. greigaitken

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    seems like intels gpu was going in the right direction just they should have left it's function as a cpu. I think they had 64 cores on 65nm, that could be 500 cores on 22nm same die space. i know its a bit trickier than lego and not all cores are equal but you would still have 500 x86 modules in one package.
     
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    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    Yup!
     
  9. Nexxo

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    It's the sound geeks make when presented with an 8-core CPU with 20W TDP max:

     
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  10. play_boy_2000

    play_boy_2000 It was funny when I was 12

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    I don't get what all the fuss is about? Sure it has a bunch of cores, but unless 2 of the 8 cores can turbo boost to 6Ghz, the single threaded performance is going to just suck.

    Maybe if intel dumped a 1/2 speed QPI link in there and sold a server with 1x skt 2011 and 6x atom chips as co-processors, i might take interest.
     
  11. dicobalt

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    But.. but.. I want an 8 core netbook :(
     
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    As a toy sir as a toy
     
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  14. play_boy_2000

    play_boy_2000 It was funny when I was 12

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    I have a pentium 4 641 sitting on my desk that I use as a toy, and oddly enough probably has more oomph than any atom, performance per watt aside. It makes a really great-ish spinning top.
     
  15. bullseye

    bullseye Who dares wins

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    "Intel refuse to comment on industry rumour or speculation", That they leaked to make customers hold off on using the Arm.
     
  16. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

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    If they do release something like that, and have similar price to current Atom it will be a huge winner. I suspect it would be priced a lot closer to Xenon though, making it largely pointless.
     
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    If they put this in a netbook then I can finally watch HD content without getting an add in card.
     
  18. javaman

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    /in fat *******s voice, "Get in my netbook"
     

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