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When I first read this I thought it was a joke... a couple months ago AMD's only sample was that 1.8GHz quad core at Computex.

By the way, guys, this is their new architecture, not that same K8 AMD64 one they've been using since 2003.

http://theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=41256
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i hope thats tru cause if it is then amd could be back.
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It lists the third card as being "in software" do they mean that it doesn't need a bridge, or that it is not used for games, just so you can have multiple monitors?
    
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What does the third card do?... physics or just helps more with the rendering?


Knowing TheInq, they probably just stuck a third card in a PCIe slot, took a picture, and made up some more nonsence about 3GHz K10s and software GPUs.
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good question, i was thinking maybe that it is completley software controlled and that only very few things will use. Im thinking like the two work as one and the third unbridged one get special tasks give through software however i just made all that up but it sounds good in my head lol.
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It lists the third card as being "in software" do they mean that it doesn't need a bridge, or that it is not used for games, just so you can have multiple monitors?
I haven't seen any word on this yet. I'm just psyched that they might actually stand a chance of meeting or even exceeding the performance of those killer Core 2 chips.. I made sure my little brother got one in his new gaming rig
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Third one being in GPU mode, of PhysX? Can't regular graphics cards be used for PhysX cards? Thats also a possibility...if that really is Tri-Fire and a 3ghz quad core AMD IS BACK BABY
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i hope thats tru cause if it is then amd could be back.
We will see how thing progress, but Intel still has quite a few wild cards up their sleeve. We will find out at the launch of Phenom and Intel's 45nm chips. Plus Intel is launching en entirely new socket/architecture in about 10 months.
    
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AMD has always taken the market by surprise. I have a feeling they are going to blow doors off with the Barcelona release.
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the only reason i hope this is tru is it will drive down prices of chips if there is actual competition. Cause i dont want to have to pay 600 for a decent intel quad if amd just doesnt compete at all. But since im getting a G0 q6600 i dont have to worry for a while.
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