Originally Posted by Jori
What??? AMD has not had 6 "mini" cores. ever. Where are you getting this?
AMD's X2 whooped Pentium-D's...
Man, am I the only one seriously over 20 years old here? (Not stating maturity reference, but age/experience reference).
Years ago when the amd's were seriously starting to come out, even the EARLY athlon xp's (pre 64 bit series). They originally were built with 6 core's, literally. HOWEVER they were all tied in as a single core, hence the extra "heat" temp's, and lower clock's but similar power to the p4's and celerons AT THE TIME that were equal power to the Athlon 2400+ (2.4 p4) similar power approx's.
That's in reference to old age information, and it probably doesn't exist or is hard to find online. (I doubt i'll find something 4-5 years back on the web that has this information).
However that's what i'm referiing to, and in all technicality, the x2 is a 12core processor even though it's 2 "primary ones", the original design consisted of 6 mini's in it. And if the 4x4 (I presume 16), is technically 96 micro core's worth, in a sense, heat temp's overall will be harder to control in the LONG run, however decently well developed none the less.
I hope that helps, why I've mentioned the micro core reference prior to the actual "dual core" releases.
And especially the fact that INTEL decently ran well with SINGLE CORES vs the micro core reference, (btw, not an urban legend). Intel will in the long run, either A. take over amd, OR, just "let" amd live, just to keep up a FORM of competiion....hehe (fyi, reference to 20-30 years ahead of us..... not the 3-5 year future).