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Early performance numbers suggest that AMD's new AM2 platform won't be able to compete with Conroe on raw native performance. However, if AMD can perfect the ability to make multiple cores appear as one, then it could take a massive performance lead in applications that are single-threaded - like the vast majority of games right now.
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/2006/04...yperthreading/
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What the hell? Amd wants to keep the gaming market pretty badly interesting concept though.
    
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What the hell? Amd wants to keep the gaming market pretty badly interesting concept though.
From what I gather, think of the Fx60 performing as a 5.2ghz single core athlon 64.... I could see this being great for quad cores, especially since writing multithreaded software for dual cores is already very difficult and time consuming.
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So wouldn't that actauly DOUBLE the performance? pretty awsome if you ask me.
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yeah same here
    
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Intriguing. I should probably start saving for my next build.
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Sounds like a great idea to me! I remember back when I upgraded my dell (only comptuer at the time) to have two xenon 1.7's and I was so pissed that it didn't help at all with games
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holy freakin crap...that would be absolutely amazing....
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what would be great if if they could do the above AND do hyperthreaded cores (although probably not under that name). Then you could have a dual core act as a single core or a quad core (or a dual core of course), depending on the number of threads open at a particular time. Then it would really be a all-around kick-a55 chip!
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Originally Posted by punkrockscks
So wouldn't that actauly DOUBLE the performance? pretty awsome if you ask me.
No, it wouldn't actually double performance because you're still sharing system ram and other components.
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