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Ive heard that AMD will have "true quad core and have 4 procs in one, while intel will have 2 core 2duos in one. I've also heard vice-versa, which is it? Which would be faster?
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AMD's implementation would be faster, because all 4 cores could talk to eachother without using the FSB.
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The first quad cores from intel will be 2 conroe packages on one die rather than four independant cores on one die - which is slower than a "true" quad core architecture. Later on we will see true quad cores introduced from both companies
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Now the FSB is a bad thing? How will they communicate? Sorry
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Where do you get your info from? lol Intel has a true 4 core on one die CPU, it's known as Core 2 Quadro (Kentsfield) & the new 4 core Xeon (Clovertown).

As for AMD it's known as AMD 4x4 (Dual CPU motherboard supporting two FX Processors).
 
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Where do you get your info from? lol Intel has a true 4 core on one die CPU, it's known as Core 2 Quadro (Kentsfield) & the new 4 core Xeon (Clovertown).

As for AMD it's known as AMD 4x4 (Dual CPU motherboard supporting two FX Processors).
Wrong.

As far as I know, AMD's Quad core solution has 4 cores and a shared l3 on a single die and uses the HyperTransport bus to communicate between them selves. Intel however have 2 Core 2 Duo dies on one 'card'. They use the FSB to communicate.
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