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[INQ]Intel readies six-core chip

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CHIP FIRM Intel is preparing to introduce a six core chip called the "Dunnington", a processor that will pave the way for its Nehalem architecture later this year.

According to Eclipse, the “Dunnington” was designed in Bangalore, and will use three dual core 45 nanometre Penryn processors with a shared 16MB L3 cache.

It will use the “Clarksboro” chipset, the report said.
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Definitely trumps AMD's tri core idea.
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post #2 of 28
So its just three dual cores. It seems kinda odd that they would use 6 and not 8.

Nice find none the less.
    
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Interesting. Although I can't seem to work out why AMD are bothering with 3 cores and now intel 6 cores.

Why not just 4 and 8?
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my question is what socket layout will it have? i cant seem LGA 775 supporting 6 cores.
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Ohh the TDP of that
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Interesting. Although I can't seem to work out why AMD are bothering with 3 cores and now intel 6 cores.

Why not just 4 and 8?
I don't know why intel is bothering with 6 cores, but AMD's tri cores are their quad cores where 1 core didn't work. It makes sense to me, it means they don't have to throw away tons of stock that could generate some revenue for them.
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I don't know why intel is bothering with 6 cores, but AMD's tri cores are their quad cores where 1 core didn't work. It makes sense to me, it means they don't have to throw away tons of stock that could generate some revenue for them.
It's cheaper than buying the 8-core Nehalem maybe? Intel will still be producing the Penryns along side the new architecture until the Westmere 32nm die-shink I believe.
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So its just three dual cores. It seems kinda odd that they would use 6 and not 8.

Nice find none the less.
Rofl maybe because it takes a lot of effort just to get three in there in the first place? You know they can't just glue another one on, right?

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Interesting. Although I can't seem to work out why AMD are bothering with 3 cores and now intel 6 cores.

Why not just 4 and 8?
Two different reasons, attributed to the fact that Phenom is "true quad core" and something like this is just three dual-cores on one chip, just like C3D was two dual-cores on one chip. As for Intel's 6 cores, read above.

As for AMD's 3 cores, it's just a 4-core Phenom with one core disabled, aka one core came out of manufacturing not working. They can still sell them instead of throwing them out. A lot of people here would love a tri-core Phenom for the price they'll be at lol.
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I'm kind of confused with all of the additional cores... Have they even optimized programs or code to take advantage of 2 cores yet? I'd be a lot happier if they would perfect what they've got out there now rather than keep going with the "more must equal better" approach. Don't get me wrong, I bought a quad AMD, but I'm kind of saddened by the fact that there's really nothing that's going to take full advantage of all 4 processors to speed up one task.
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post #10 of 28
This is built for servers, socket LGA 771. They say right in the article that it is the successor to Harpertown.

Xeon Quads at 2.0 ghz have a TDP of 80, so this wouldn't be anything ground shaking or horrid.
    
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