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    Dual core Athlon launch tomorrow?


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    but they wil be eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeexpencive, right?
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    21 Apr is Dual Core for Opteron only, not Athlon 64.
    I'll wait for price to come down. I'd rather get decent dual single core / dual dual core than single dual core.
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    but then again..... http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=22679

    It wont matter to most....

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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurleung
    21 Apr is Dual Core for Opteron only, not Athlon 64.
    I'll wait for price to come down. I'd rather get decent dual single core / dual dual core than single dual core.

    But some people will still get it for the 'big willy' factor.

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    Dam thats awesome, just a few questions though:

    1. Does that mean heat production has doubled seeing as its two amd 64s in one chip?

    2. Are programs and apps ready for dual processors? I dont know of any games that are multi threaded.

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    I hope there better than the intel ones. I dont like intel. There stuffs hot and expensive. *shakes fist*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trippledence
    I hope there better than the intel ones. I dont like intel. There stuffs hot and expensive. *shakes fist*
    You've acutally tried Intel's DC chip ? What was the temp reading you got and how much did you pay for it?
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    DC Opteron testage.

    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy!!!
    Dam thats awesome, just a few questions though:

    1. Does that mean heat production has doubled seeing as its two amd 64s in one chip?
    Apparently not, according to that review.

    2. Are programs and apps ready for dual processors? I dont know of any games that are multi threaded.
    No, none of the big games are multithreaded AFAIK.

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    Dual core chips are server market only really, i don't see that changing for another 2 years (with current game development cycles)

    Coding a multithreaded game would take significantly more time and effort, again increasing the development time. Games are not really CPU bounded any more anyway.

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    Ooooo nice to see tech jumping

    Lets wait for dual FX cores

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    Wow impressive, thanks for link + info Rave

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    Quote Originally Posted by TiG
    Games are not really CPU bounded any more anyway.
    They are if games have more and more physics going on, thats a lot of calculations to make.

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    Even if most games are not multithreaded, other applications running in the background would make use of the other core ... wouldn.t they?

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    Yes but that wouldnt make gaming faster

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    A new hardware Physics Processing Unit will be the next big advance in gaming.
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