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4x4 Quadfather = quad core MCP x 2!!!

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http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=35333

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AMD follows Intel with Quadfather One

The die is cast

By Theo Valich: Thursday 26 October 2006, 08:28
WE MANAGED TO learn the official NDA expiry date and the launch of AMD's quad core offering. Or, should we say, its dual die dual socket chip.

After AMD laughed off Intel's dual core and upcoming quad core microprocessors as "not true multicore", with the main reason they physically share two dies, it seems to have done the same thing. Intel's Pentium D "Presler" consisted of two Cedar Mill cores, Core 2 Extreme "Kentsfield" features two Conroe cores and shared the front side bus.

Quadfather or the 4x4 as AMD marketeers have it, is actually a dual die quad core chip, using the Opteron processor socket and will launch on November 14th. The nForce 680a, the launch chipset is proof that the AMD-Nvidia strategic alliance still has four legs.

The launch line up was revealed here, but the pricing has been "re-constructed" severely downwards, with the fastest CPU pack now matching the price of Intel's Kentsfield. µ
Quadfather 4x4 should outperform Kentsfield 8 cores vs 4 cores!!!
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Ohh, looks like amd might take the lead again...but, what would u do with all the cores. One for windows, on running linux in the background, one running a video game, another running a video game, another 2 for physics, and...2 more for graphics, no need for graphics cards anymore.
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I don't think it's quad core x 2. At least, not until AMD releases Quad Core CPUs.
    
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hopefully motehrboard makers will see this an opertunity to make some money with the enthusiast and there will actually be some motherboards that support this that aren't made by Tyan....
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post #5 of 35
lol @ the inquirer how there raving about quadfather how they said earlier...

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All in all, it seems that there isn't much sense for AMD to release QuadFather platform in Q4'06, but this was probably directed by marketing, which needs strong answer to Kentsfield. However AMD, are you guys too little, too late when it comes to enthusiasts, which you kept with your doors shut while everything was la-la in Opteron land?
    
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post #6 of 35
Folding Farm in a box.

EDIT: Ahh, I see the Inq dinked up again. 4 total cores, not 8.
    
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post #7 of 35
4 cores until they release quad cores, I believe they're planning to do that for this socket in 07' sometime...
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Yes, it will be dual-core per socket for now until quad-core comes out and then we'll see quad-core FX for that platform to bump it to 2 x quad-core. I think this is going WAY past the point of diminishing returns for gaming..... Is there really a difference between 900fps and 1300fps???? Guess we'll have to wait and see....
    
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post #9 of 35
Wow the inquirer did it again. I know I can trust them because they check their facts, check um again, and then check them one more time.
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How much is this monster likely to cost?
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