Originally Posted by pursuinginsanity
Are you suggesting a CPU that is "really 2 quad cores stuck on a pcb" is not an 8-core processor? The Q6600 then, is not a quad core?
It's not the world's first 8 core any more than Phenom was the first quad core, and you know it.
Originally Posted by james8
which somehow does not make it an eight-core? 4+4=8
seriously, intel put 2 dual cores die on a single PCB and call it Core 2 Quad.
get over yourself.
I'm not hung up on it, I was just being pedantic. Technically the core two quad was
two dual cores (it mattered/matters little), but it's still a fact.
If you take the stance that having multiple individual cpus on a pcb, that are linked together count as a single core count, then you should count the multi cpu server setups, the only difference is that they don't share an IHS.
I'm not sure if BD will be the first "true" 8 core or not, I can't arsed to research enough, it's not important.