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[dvHW] A look at AMD's Istanbul die

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Hans De Vries took a look at AMD's upcoming Istanbul core:

"It's probably not a bad idea for AMD to take advantage of their relatively small core size. At 45nm it can cram two cores (with 256 kB L1 total) into 30mm2. A single Nehalem core with 256 kB L2 also occupies ~30 mm2. So in terms of IPC/mm2 you get two cores against one core with 2 threads."

"The 8 core Nehalem seems to be a megamacholomaniamonolitic die. larger still as Dunnington (700 mm2 ?) More for bragging rights purpose as for profitability, considering that it will be rather TDP limited. Istanbul could be at or just below 300 mm2. Istanbul/Sao Paulo should become a mass market 32nm device so it's not a bad idea in terms of risk reduction to develop them as server/workstation chips at 45nm."

"It is better to add cores, to 6 in total, as to extend the L2 caches from 512kB to 1MB per core on a 4-core device as was planned with Montreal."
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post #2 of 15
SHall it contend better?


lets hope.

(thats cool though - one chip with 6 cores ^_^ )


= 2 chips, 12 cores!
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ROFL

"Artists impression (Not a real die)"

I will believe it when I see it AMD.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by trueg50 View Post
ROFL

"Artists impression (Not a real die)"

I will believe it when I see it AMD.
stupid intel fanboy. if this were to be real, then the 6 cores and the 6mb L3 cache would be right with all the rumors, but the L2 cache troubles me. i thought the L2 cache on the CPUs coming out in '09 had 6-12mb L2 cache?
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and your not a fanboy you hypocrite?
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woha woha woha. Peace. everyone.

please.

edit: lol... great 800th post.
    
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post #7 of 15
Cool it guys.. really

Be mature.. all three of you
    
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hahah you guys are funny .. you act like you own the company..
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Quote:
Originally Posted by trueg50 View Post
ROFL

"Artists impression (Not a real die)"

I will believe it when I see it AMD.
You do realize a third party drew that right?
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So does this mean that we won't be seeing a 4 core 1mb L2 cache 6mb L3 cache processor at 45nm from AMD?
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