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wrugoin
01-28-05, 06:33 PM
Hey all,

When AMD and Intel introduce dual cores later this year, can we expect to be burdened with twice the heat output from this single chip? Just wondering if anyone read an article about dual core CPUs where heat issues were brought up.

Thanks

Pandora's Box
01-28-05, 08:31 PM
i remember seeing a pic of the heatsink intel was(maybe is) planning on using. it was huge.

Cota
01-28-05, 08:43 PM
Not necessarily, as the die will be bigger, there will be more surface to make contact with the heatsink. Also AFAIK the voltaje will be lower on dual cores for AMD.

jAkUp
01-28-05, 09:52 PM
I have heard that it will put out tons more heat... but thats just what I heard :)

FastM
01-29-05, 08:58 PM
The Intel solution seems like its going to be a real power hungry chip, werent they talking about shipping TEC (Thermoelectric cooling system) heatsinks with in the retail box?

AMD's on the other hand will probably run a little warmer than were used to but i doubt will need anything crazy for cooling.

r2d2d3d4d5
01-30-05, 07:28 AM
Probably why they are using lower clocked cores to begin with.

ynnek
01-31-05, 12:38 PM
Intel's latest steppings are alot better in thermals..

Both sides will be making sure they pull all the tricks to lower heat, so they don't have to rely on a crazy cooling setup...

superklye
01-31-05, 01:03 PM
Wait, wait, wait...maybe this is really old news, but I thought AMD was going to have dual core socket 939 chips?

ynnek
01-31-05, 03:22 PM
I remember reading from one of those popular nonoffical news sources that AMD users will have to end up buying a new mobo anyways...


Wait, wait, wait...maybe this is really old news, but I thought AMD was going to have dual core socket 939 chips?

Gorion
02-01-05, 12:51 PM
My understanding is Dual Core will be socket 940.

FastM
02-01-05, 12:59 PM
If AMD have to make a socket change for Dual-Core they better make damn sure it will support DDR-2 memory aswell, cause last i heard they were in no hurry at all to support it.

Cota
02-01-05, 08:02 PM
My understanding is Dual Core will be socket 940.

That's right, the first dual core will be opterons hence the 940 socket, but they will also release a socket 939 version probably an athlon FX.