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    News - AMD to introduce hexa-core Thuban processor in 2010

    Going head to head with Intel's Westmere-derived Gulftown?
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    Re: News - AMD to introduce hexa-core Thuban processor in 2010

    I refute the use of hexa-core as a valid term for six-core processor packages. Instead I propose we use the nomenclature I came up with about a year ago:

    sex-core
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    Re: News - AMD to introduce hexa-core Thuban processor in 2010

    Trouble is, Intel's Gulftown - a 32nm part - will feature six physical cores with support for hyper-threading, resulting in a further six virtual cores. Furthermore, Gulftown is likely to arrive sooner, and it'll be backward compatible with existing X58 (socket LGA1366) boards.
    True, but for double the logical cores you'll be paying nearly double the total system cost too.

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    Re: News - AMD to introduce hexa-core Thuban processor in 2010

    Never mind being backwards compatible with socket LGA1366, this is compatible with AM2+/AM3, which means all my AMD systems can be upgraded to the latest processor.

    Unlike my Core2Quad box.

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    Re: News - AMD to introduce hexa-core Thuban processor in 2010

    AMD provding a nice upgrade path.

    I definately get the feeling they learnt from the overly-zealous early phasing-out of socket 939!
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    Re: News - AMD to introduce hexa-core Thuban processor in 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    AMD provding a nice upgrade path.

    I definately get the feeling they learnt from the overly-zealous early phasing-out of socket 939!
    Oh yes. I'm still hurting over that one.. and Intel's weird lack of upgrade path for 1156 socket is pushing me towards one of these.

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    Re: News - AMD to introduce hexa-core Thuban processor in 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    I refute the use of hexa-core as a valid term for six-core processor packages. Instead I propose we use the nomenclature I came up with about a year ago:

    sex-core
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