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Very interesting read. AMD Talks about its future.

"EET: How about beyond two cores?

Hester: We'll have quad-core architectures in the 2007 time frame."

Article here-
http://www.eetuk.com/tech/news/showA...leID=175803862

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yeah i doubt going beyond 2 cores right now is even worth it unless someone develops an operating system specifically designed for 2 core.

and then up that to 4-6-8 and past.

i think (right now) there's still some improvements to be made with single cores. so that the future duals and quads will benefit from the advance technology.

not sure if this is right but something about intel taking an older architecture and updating.

dont quote me on that though.
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Yeah, Intel is finally dumping their Netburst architecture after like six years and going back to the rather successful Tualatin Pentium 3 architecture, revamping it for modern use and taking some lessons learned from Dothan, and hopefully building a killer chip that doesn't leak more power than it uses and can actually keep up with AMD.
    
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Or instead of building programs that can run on 2 threads why not build them so the workload can be split in half over and over again. That way, no matter how many cores come along, the program will be able to run on all of them. There must be a way to that.
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That's how things are (at least to my knowledge). You're either single threaded, can only use one CPU at a time, or multithreaded, can use however many CPUs (threads) are available.
    
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