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Two years from now, where do you see AMD processors being? What do you think the highest speed processor will be at stock? Do you think single core CPUs will be produced any more?

I think the highest speed CPU from AMD will be around 4 GHz, but dual-core (possibly triple or quadruple-core). As far as single cores go, I can't really see them sticking around too much longer. Multi-core is the wave of the future, and as soon as software starts catching up with hardware, single-core CPUs will disappear.
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Two years from now, where do you see AMD processors being? What do you think the highest speed processor will be at stock? Do you think single core CPUs will be produced any more?

I think the highest speed CPU from AMD will be around 4 GHz, but dual-core (possibly triple or quadruple-core). As far as single cores go, I can't really see them sticking around too much longer. Multi-core is the wave of the future, and as soon as software starts catching up with hardware, single-core CPUs will disappear.

I see them being at 4 or maybe even 5Ghz as for the amount of cores im not to sure have to wait for that one. I think the Single Cores will be begining to Die out along with the older sockets
     
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I think each core will max out at around 4ghz, I doubt anything will get higher then that, and they will just expand on cores, adding 1 after another until we have 10 cores.
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I think we'll start seeing something beyond dual-core by the end of next year. I also think AMD will have dual cores pushing over 3 GHz each (or close to it) stock by the end of next year. By the end of 2k7, I can't see anything less than 4 GHz dual-cores, hopefully 4 GHz quad-cores .
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I remember when we went from just reaching 1Ghz to get 2Ghz in a very short period of time. Now the processor speed is starting to level off, but other technologies are increasing speeds. Like 64bit processing, and 90nanometer tech. Those are the changes we will see in future processors.
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I read that intel will be releasing QUAD-CORE CPUS within a year, I bet AMD will take the same path.
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64bit processing really has to be put to use.
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post #8 of 22
I think it doesn't matter.






4 billion cores.
post #9 of 22
In the future I see Multi core CPUs becomeing more popular. But not in the way you guys see it. I think that the future will show several task specific cores that run at modest speeds at lower voltages. A single CPU that does it all does nto seem to fit the bill to me. If you have two CPUs why not code them for different tasks. Or at least code them to be better at different tasks. That way you can still multi task well. If they really want to they can move up to 4ghz CPUs but I dont see the need.
    
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post #10 of 22
I can see alot of processors hitting 4GHZ most probably all dual cores and definately 64 bit...but i reckon Intel will be pushing up there with there clock speeds.
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