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Originally Posted by Korbelz View Post
i bet you'll see nanotubes much quicker than you think, it may only be possible to go lower than 22 nm with nanotubes/non-silicon matter, i bet by 2012 CPUs will be very very differnt than what we are running today.

but the real fact is we are DAYS away from 2007 yet 98% of programs are still being writting for single-core CPUs..yet quad-cores are about to roll off the line. having 4/8/32/80 cores does ZERO good if you still running games that are written for single core CPUs. I do think by 2008 ALL games released for PC will be supporting multi-core, thought it might not be till late 2008 that it is a REQ to have multi-core to play. once games reach the stage where dual/quad cores are a REQ to run, thats when we'll start getting really amazing games i cant even dream of a game that would REQ a quad-core(3.0Ghz+) 2 Gig DDR2, dual DX10 video cards...and that just REQs :-) that would be an amazing game, shame it wont be till late 2008/2009 till it happeneds.
Not true in many respects. Dual core shows significant improvement in single threaded applications. Also, unlike what you said, most new applications are being programed for multi threaded use (at least those of which would benefit from it, solitaire, will remain single threaded)!
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solitaire, will remain single threaded!
Indubitably.
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Indubitably.

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cant wait for the quad core 65nm, that will definately help with power consumption.
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QX6700 is 65nm quad core. The 45nm 57Watt quad core 3.2-4.0Ghz Core 2 Quad will definitely make things interesting.
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Wow.... that makes a lot of sense PaRaDoX...

Not only does the QX6700 defeat the FX-74 4x4 in benchmarks, it demolishes the 4x4 in power consumption and performance per watt.

oi?

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as you missed, i pointed out the quad core Opteron that is AM2|Skt F, not a FX.

http://www.amd.com/us-en/Corporate/V...111541,00.html
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Well i doubt they were losing money off of them, but they wernt making the money they wanted, or at least retailers wernt.

It cant cost more than $100 to make a dual core. Processors are basically all material costs.
What about labor and power/machinery?
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Yeah.. If anything I would think AMD would be marketing.. I guess it is pretty complex.
Yeah well they don't exactly have money to throw away like Intel does. Intel is huge compared to AMD.
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do any of you remember amd commercials back in the 90's?
EDIT: cause i dont.
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Yeah well they don't exactly have money to throw away like Intel does. Intel is huge compared to AMD.
But Intel also poured alot into R&D, and are still producing pentium-4's which have little demand. So sales figures for the pentium-4's they are still producing cant be that high.

AMD on the other hand is still selling the processors they are making, so they arnt flooding the market with older products when everyone wants the newer one, and since they have/had a problem with producing enough processors, that means they are selling all that they make, and are making money. I dont know what the sales figures for Intel is, but im sure the pentium-4 is like a dead weight right now that are dropping profits alot for Intel.

Point being, Intel may be bigger, but both have more than enough resources to advertise.

Edit: BlueFire, there is no charge for labor practically, its all automated machinery.
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