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is the fx 8350 a true 8 core processor or is it still four cores shared like previous bulldozer processors
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Its like the previous bulldozer, except more efficient and higher IPC.


Please correct me if im wrong.
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No, it's still an "8 core" CPU.
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Originally Posted by Quesoblanco View Post

Its like the previous bulldozer, except more efficient and higher IPC.
Please correct me if im wrong.

yes and no.

single threads can use full use of front end and L2 cache, so you have 4 full uses of those but not for dual threads in a module.

dual threads in a module will split and make it an eight core, thread speeds are slightly slower when this happens.

it's a more of a hybrid between the two.
    
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That depends on how you define a CPU core.
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No, it's still an "8 core" CPU.
This, basically.
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For floating point math, no. For integer based calculations, yes.
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Yes FX-8350 is a true 8 core processor, it has 8 integer cores. Thus why AMD couldn't advertise it based on modules.
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How does the FX 4300 perform against the core i3 3220?
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For floating point math, no. For integer based calculations, yes.

This. Piledrivers modules aren't "true cores", but they're pretty darn close as far as your computer cares for.
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Ok it is like this for all the FX chips and this is from AMD.
4*** series are 2 modules with 2 cores per module = 4 cores.
6*** series are 3 modules with 2 cores per module = 6 cores.
8*** series are 4 modules with 2 cores per module = 8 cores.
Each modules has a 256bit FPU that can split to 2 128bit FPU if it needs to be.
Edited by dixson01974 - 10/23/12 at 11:51pm
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