The Phenom X6 die is already approching the maximum length, and adding more width wouldn't allow them to fit 2 more cores since that is not how AMD set up the Phenom dies.
If you really want some sort of many core Phenom, the G34 opterons have 2 dies in one package, so they either have 8 or 12 cores. (2X4, or 2X6, similar to Pentium D or Kentsfield). If AMD could have put all 8/12 cores on the same die, they would have. It would be a lot cheaper to produce (assuming yeilds weren't terribly low), and it would definitely run cooler.
We have already seen what happens when AMD tries to add more cores to an already maxed out architechture with the Agena X4's. Adding two more to a thuban die would probably yeild similar results. If they attempted to squeeze the 2 extra cores in there, they would probably have to either leave the cache the same, or cut it down a bit to make room for the extra cores, and it would be a repeat of phenom 1.
Originally Posted by Am*;13479340
It would make 0 difference in "system responsiveness". The only thing that would is either an SSD or a faster hard drive (boot drive), unless you're gonna claim running a web browser maxed out your Phenom?
System responsiveness. In other words, how well the system seems to react to your input.
I feel like the i5 was a lot quicker than the X6.
Of course the X6 beat it down in CPU heavy stuff like transcoding and cinebench though.
Originally Posted by Dromihetes;13482123
Most probable you ve chosen the wrong RAM ,HDD or something.As this is the reason i use AMD ,for responsiveness.CnQ was on ?!
CnQ is never on.
Same ram/HDD/everything only swapped motherboard and CPU in that swap.
Just so I can clear any perceptions of "fanboyism", right now i am typing on a Phenom II x2, which compliments my 2 Turion based laptops, and backup Phenom II x4.
The one is my sig is the only intel gear i own (aside from some old celerons). The reason i have it is because at the time when i bought it, AMD could not run bigadv effectively.