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That's the name of an article found on uk.theinquirer.net about the AMD quads. The explinations are gotten right "from the horse's moth", AMD themselves so there may be a point to them. Linky here!
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I think that article just disagreed with a bunch of other articles on the same site...good clarifications though.
     
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post #3 of 10
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Well, until this point it was just speculation. The intresting part is that the next core's name isn't gonna be K8L, it's gonna be K8 revH... That says a lot.
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I wonder if these upcoming 65nm are new architecture. The article never really mentioned that... just quad cores and 65nm. I know we can speculate that the 65nm are still K8 rev. F (or maybe G for 65nm?). Bah, I'm tired of waiting, even though I cannot afford a new system.
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As far as I remember from some past articles AMD cearly indicated that the 65nm parts that should show up this winter are NOTHING MUCH than a die shrrink. The new parts are going to be called RevG and the only difference between them and the current 90nm AM2s is going to be a further improved memory controler, but nothing spectacular.
The performance improvements we all expect are going to surface along with the RevH (also known as K8L)
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post #6 of 10
Thanks for the news post dragosmp, I was really getting confused about K8L, Quad Core AMD's, Brisbane etc and all the release dates. This has cleared things up. Really hoping these new quad cores will be a conroe killer or more importantly a kentsfield killer.
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Dunno if you saw the Kentsfield benches (linky here) but they are not all that impressive, at least for me. I was expecting another performance gap between the quad core2 and the core2, but it seems that the usual apps don't really benefit from quad core.
I really hope that the dual core RevH will be a decent improvement over the RevF AM2 I currently posess.

*EDIT typo
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I wish AMD would give us a tiny bit more info as to what they have up their sleeve. They've gotten soo secretive. I guess I can understand why but it just drives me nuts! Does that mean that quad cores are coming to the destop in A64 form in Q4/07? Probably FX I guess. And what are the differences between Barcelona and Budapest? Just the HT? hmm.......
    
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Cool. That's why I'm waiting until January to buy my rig. Amd might pull something out of their....
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dragosmp
Dunno if you saw the Kentsfield benches (linky here) but they are not all that impressive, at least for me. I was expecting another performance gap between the quad core2 and the core2, but it seems that the usual apps don't really benefit from quad core.
I really hope that the dual core RevH will be a decent improvement over the RevF AM2 I currently posess.

*EDIT typo
Thats because most applications are currently single or dual threaded. Once we get apps that have 4 threads, there will be a difference.
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