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    News - Six-core, 12-threaded Intel Gulftown CPU let loose at IDF 2009

    The battle for the high-end desktop space is on for 2010. AMD Thuban vs. Intel Gulftown.
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    Re: News - Six-core, 12-threaded Intel Gulftown CPU let loose at IDF 2009

    I'd pay a premium for more cores. Useful for me (scientific research). However, if Intel simply releases a 6 core 'core i7' at a higher price I'm not interested. I mean, i7 had been around for ages, thus should become cheaper as new CPUs arrive... BUT! 6 core i7 920 for £200? I'm in!!

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    Re: News - Six-core, 12-threaded Intel Gulftown CPU let loose at IDF 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by hexus
    The six-core, 12-threaded CPU will do battle against AMD's also-six-core Thuban chip, to be released in 2010.
    You sure? I would have put Thuban down as a competitor to Lynnfield.

    Jasper Forest is the architecture I most want, but I suspect they'll never release a desktop version.

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    Re: News - Six-core, 12-threaded Intel Gulftown CPU let loose at IDF 2009

    I would definately consider it as an upgrade after my i7 920. Depending on price & speed of course.

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    Re: News - Six-core, 12-threaded Intel Gulftown CPU let loose at IDF 2009

    /me smells a vmware upgrade

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    Re: News - Six-core, 12-threaded Intel Gulftown CPU let loose at IDF 2009

    Considering the vast majority of my processor usage still fails to task a single core, I probably won't be bothering! On the other hand, if the data analysts at work ever move to a reasonably multi-threaded application (rather than SPSS!) I could well be talking my boss into shelling out on some new analysis machines (much needed since everyone's still using P4 based workstations...).

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    Re: News - Six-core, 12-threaded Intel Gulftown CPU let loose at IDF 2009

    Could be useful for work here - we already make use of a quad core base + GPU in R&D.

    Anyway, to resurrect a debate - is this sex core or what?
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    Re: News - Six-core, 12-threaded Intel Gulftown CPU let loose at IDF 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by Michaelv View Post
    I'd pay a premium for more cores. Useful for me (scientific research). However, if Intel simply releases a 6 core 'core i7' at a higher price I'm not interested. I mean, i7 had been around for ages, thus should become cheaper as new CPUs arrive... BUT! 6 core i7 920 for £200? I'm in!!
    We (aka the boss) just invested in dual i7 machines for exactly that purpose. 1800GBP for 16 threads of lovelyness, plus expanding into GPU at the same time.

    However expect Gulftown, or what will be Core i9, to be around 1000GBP per chip - they're only releasing an EE edition, not a range.

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