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Originally Posted by RonindeBeatrice
It is technically dual die... it's two distinct processors each one single die/dual core (Santa Rosa from the looks of it).
the article specifies one chip. It uses singular labels twice - leading me to think it was intentional
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the article specifies one chip. It uses singular labels twice - leading me to think it was intentional

from the article...
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its dual die dual socket chip.
if you can think of a way to make one chip work simultaneously in dual sockets then
at the worst they're guilty of forgetting a couple of s's.

I'm tickled that I'll see another paycheck before this beast launches ^_^
    
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Nitpicking a typo? Low in my books..

Anyways, the reason why it cant be done with the SAME effect on AM2 is because Socket F has more HT link's and is alot more scalable than AM2. Its not the exact same thing, Socket F Opteron's are actually overall more superior chips compared to the mainstream, they are to say "beefier". so thats why. More HT links = more that can be dedicated between the 2 cpu's to communicate with each other and the rest of the computer.
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Nitpicking a typo? Low in my books..

Anyways, the reason why it cant be done with the SAME effect on AM2 is because Socket F has more HT link's and is alot more scalable than AM2. Its not the exact same thing, Socket F Opteron's are actually overall more superior chips compared to the mainstream, they are to say "beefier". so thats why. More HT links = more that can be dedicated between the 2 cpu's to communicate with each other and the rest of the computer.
Yup yup it's all about the hyper-transport! Plus! each processor will have it's own bank of RAM and on-die memory controller! Straight blowing away intel's memory model.
    
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Yup yup it's all about the hyper-transport! Plus! each processor will have it's own bank of RAM and on-die memory controller! Straight blowing away intel's memory model.
Not necessarily. A unified memory architure has its advantages as well.
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ok just to get somthin str8, i thought that AMD's quad core cpu's were gona be 4 cores on one chip. not 2 dual core cpu's.

i'm usually an amd person, but if thats how there gona do it and if the prices are as high as i'v seen then i'll be goin intel for quad core
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AMD is also working on Quad Core CPUs, but that's a different story. I don' know when these will be out.

The technology 4x4 consists of a dual socket motherboard with two dual core CPUs (and in the future likely two quad core CPUs).
    
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When AMD goes quad core (somewhere around 2h'07) they will be using "true quad core" dies. Meaning as opposed to Kentsfield which is essentially 2 Conroe's stacked on top of each other, AMD's quad core will be 4 cores all on 1 day, each taking well, 25% of the space on the die. It does offer some efficiency bonuses.
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