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Register Now In order to be able to post messages on the Overclock. Try it, and you’ll see. When Gordon Moore’s goose lays a golden egg and the number of transistors possible on a chip doubles, as it is supposed to do every 18 months, taking advantage of the windfall has proven increasingly difficult. Peter Norton is actually a practicing warlock, and if you unscramble the letters in the word “Symantec” , you come up with “evil idiot”. On a more serio Their software is harder to remove than the virii.

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As a result, the Opteron tops out at 2.

Merry Christmas from The Tech Report staff! AMD’s dual-core design is something more than just a pair of CPUs glued together on a single piece of silicon, and this design choice yields a performance dividend. Fortunately, both AMD and Intel seem to have settled on an answer that should allow them to take advantage of ballooning transistor counts to gain additional performance: Note that passwords are case-sensitive. CPUs Previous page Next page. When Gordon Moore’s goose lays a golden egg and the number of transistors possible on a chip doubles, as it is supposed to do every 18 months, taking advantage of the windfall has proven increasingly difficult.

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Neutronbeam Zak, you know you can’t validate any of the above details without first throwing Quote message in reply? In order to be able to post messages on the Overclock. In order to pull off this impressive feat of backward compatibility, AMD had to make its dual-core parts fit into the same basic power and heat envelopes as its single-core processors. A dual-core Opteron chip packs in about million transistors, and its die size is a very healthy mm 2. The most widely noted example of these problems, by far, has been at the company Moore co-founded.

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The only requirement is that the motherboard must be able to support newer 90nm adm like the Opteron The original Opteron processor debuted two years ago today at speeds up to 2GHz. Consumers can choose whether they wish to purchase a dual-core processor at 1. When you’re not optimizing for the absolute best linear performance, he noted, many things are possible, including everything from changing the oxide thickness and transistor voltages to resizing buffers and more extensive clock gating.

AMD has not been entirely immune to these problems, but it has sidestepped their opterln effects by keeping clock speeds down.

AMD’s dual-core Opteron processors – The Tech Report – Page 1

The power, heat, and speed problems of the “Prescott” core inside of recent Pentium 4 processors prompted Intel into an impressive and very public change of direction over the course of the past year.

Chips are sucking up large amounts of power and expending much of it as heat, and the problem grows more acute as clock speeds ramp up.

BB code is On. Voldenuit Powegnow nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays. The company has sworn off the quest for 4GHz, shied away from clock speed as a measure of performance, and utterly rewritten its CPU roadmap.

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LG HU85L projector needs but two inches to cast a 90″ picture. However, instead of incrementing the tail end of the model number by two as clock speeds ramp up, as powfrnow Opterons, and did, the dual-core models will come in increments of five.

Originally Posted by Jimmy Question. To do so, the company tweaked its fabrication process, using lower-leakage transistors that switch somewhat slower but waste less power, among other things. Dell am to the stock market after six years.

AMD’s dual-core Opteron processors

Speculative execution and deep pipelining are by now very standard features, and CPU designs are getting increasingly complex and hard to manage. CPU designers have nearly exhausted their collective bag of tricks to get more performance out of additional transistors on a chip by increasing parallelism at the instruction level.

On a more serio Peter Norton is actually a practicing warlock, and if you unscramble the letters mad the word “Symantec”you come up with “evil idiot”. This is one of the minor miracles of choosing thread-level parallelism over higher clock speeds.

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