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AMD follows Intel with Quadfather One<br />
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The die is cast<br />
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By Theo Valich: Thursday 26 October 2006, 08:28<br />
WE MANAGED TO learn the official NDA expiry date and the launch of AMD's quad core offering. Or, should we say, its dual die dual socket chip.<br />
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After AMD laughed off Intel's dual core and upcoming quad core microprocessors as "not true multicore", with the main reason they physically share two dies, it seems to have done the same thing. Intel's Pentium D "Presler" consisted of two Cedar Mill cores, Core 2 Extreme "Kentsfield" features two Conroe cores and shared the front side bus.<br />
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Quadfather or the 4x4 as AMD marketeers have it, is actually a dual die quad core chip, using the Opteron processor socket and will launch on November 14th. The nForce 680a, the launch chipset is proof that the AMD-Nvidia strategic alliance still has four legs.<br />
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The launch line up was revealed here, but the pricing has been "re-constructed" severely downwards, with the fastest CPU pack now matching the price of Intel's Kentsfield. µ

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</div>Quadfather 4x4 should outperform Kentsfield <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /> 8 cores vs 4 cores!!!
 

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Ohh, looks like amd might take the lead again...but, what would u do with all the cores. One for windows, on running linux in the background, one running a video game, another running a video game, another 2 for physics, and...2 more for graphics, no need for graphics cards anymore.
 

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I don't think it's quad core x 2. At least, not until AMD releases Quad Core CPUs.
 

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hopefully motehrboard makers will see this an opertunity to make some money with the enthusiast and there will actually be some motherboards that support this that aren't made by Tyan....
 

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lol @ the inquirer how there raving about quadfather how they said earlier...<br />
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All in all, it seems that there isn't much sense for AMD to release QuadFather platform in Q4'06, but this was probably directed by marketing, which needs strong answer to Kentsfield. However AMD, are you guys too little, too late when it comes to enthusiasts, which you kept with your doors shut while everything was la-la in Opteron land?

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Folding Farm in a box.<br />
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EDIT: Ahh, I see the Inq dinked up again. 4 total cores, not 8.
 

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4 cores until they release quad cores, I believe they're planning to do that for this socket in 07' sometime...
 

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Yes, it will be dual-core per socket for now until quad-core comes out and then we'll see quad-core FX for that platform to bump it to 2 x quad-core. I think this is going WAY past the point of diminishing returns for gaming..... Is there really a difference between 900fps and 1300fps???? Guess we'll have to wait and see....
 

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Wow the inquirer did it again. I know I can trust them because they check their facts, check um again, and then check them one more time.
 

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How much is this monster likely to cost?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Posted already.... misinformed. 4X4 is two DUAL core CPUs, and not ONE Quad Core CPU liek the Inquirer mentions. The Inquirer is incorrect, like so often.</div>

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</div>From the article above Chozart....<br />
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ts dual die dual socket chip.

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</div>if you can find a CPU that will work in <b>two </b> sockets simultaneously then <img src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumb" class="inlineimg" /> <br />
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INQ forgot a <i>s</i> Flame THEM!!
 

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I did flame them, and no one else. Apologies if it sounded otherwise. Edited previous post<br />
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The article is poorly written, and that little phrase is the only part where it indicates that's dual socket. As the title of this thread states, the article gives the impression that a Quad Core CPU is used in 4x4. This is not the case, since AMD won't have a Quad Core CPU until second half 2007 (in which it will be 8x4)<br />
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Again, my apologies.
 

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Hmmm, So, if there was an FAH team, and each member had four of these rigs, would their team be allowed?? LOL
 

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I think the INQ writers need to take some more grammar courses. Its a dual CPU "quad core" with each CPU being dual core, for a total of 4 cores, hence the "quad core" reference.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Hmmm, So, if there was an FAH team, and each member had four of these rigs, would their team be allowed?? LOL</div>
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8 cores per team, 3 cores per member. So, yes they can fold, but only on the max amount of cores allowed for the team <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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</div>8x More than its worth.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">8 cores per team, 3 cores per member. So, yes they can fold, but only on the max amount of cores allowed for the team <img src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" /></div>

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</div>Oh, I thought it was CPU's not cores, and 16 CPU's, not 8...<br />
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OK, I see now... 8 cores per team= 2 of these CPU's??
 

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YEah.... but then limited to 3 cores per user.<br />
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Thus, for example 4 users, each folding 2 cores is good. 1 user folding 1 core, 2 users folding 2 cores, and 1 user folding 3 cores is good also.
 

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So, one would have to customize the settings so they only fold with 3/4 cores on this CPU? that sucks...
 

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well.. you need to run multiple instances of the folding client anyways. I have a dual core CPU, thus I need to run two instances of the folding client (one for each core; this only works with the console version). If I have a Quad Core CPU, I need to run four instances. It's easy to assign two to the team (username1) and two to individual folding (username2). <br />
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Also, I'd guess that with that much power, many choose to fold individually,
 
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