Tuesday, May 15, 2007

AMD says it's quad core, Phenom, is not a duct taped dual core, like Intel's

AMD claimed that it has an engineering advantage over Intel since its quad-core design uses a single processor die instead of Intel's approach of connecting a pair of dual-core processors -- what McNaughton called "duct-taped-together dual-dual core."

AMD's current line of desktop chips ranges from the high-end Athlon 64 FX to the Athlon 64 X2, Athlon 64 and entry-level Sempron. After launching Phenom, AMD will offer a high-end Phenom FX (in one or two quad-core chips), Phenom X4 and Phenom X2 (in quad-core and dual-core), Athlon X2 and Sempron.
Intel already sells chips for quad-core desktops Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 processor. So far I have been a fan of AMD for my processors such as 35 watt Athlon 64 X2. But I do have a server sporting a pair of Intel's Dual core xeons.

Computerworld Article

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