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So...what's the point of using the module terminology?
We won't use it in any marketing material, it is only to help designers explain how some resources are shared between pairs of cores.

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Btw, these cores will be capable of supporting multi-processing and multi-threading?
Each core handles one thread. They definitely support multiprocessing.
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So...what's the point of using the module terminology?
AMD calls it a module because it contains 2 integer cores that share a single floating point unit. How much clearer can it be?
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So then why is Bulldozer's approach to multi-threading different from CMP?
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