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Old 10-21-10, 12:12 PM   #1
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Default Front Page - AMD: Core Count War Over?

Techspot reports on AMD's efforts to increase efficiency over core count HERE.

Emil Protalinski of Techspot spoke with AMD's Donald Newell about what could be a change of pace for the Sunnyvale, CA semiconductor company.

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"AMD says that the core war will end soon and will instead be replaced by an efficiency war. In the coming years, useful on-die specialized computing capabilities will be more important than the core count."
Ok, so we had a MHz war that turned into a GHz war, which then turned into a core-count war... and that itself may morph into this "efficiency war". Is this a correct projection?

I prefer a "robotic teddy bear war" myself, but AMD hasn't responded to my requests.
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Default Re: Front Page - AMD: Core Count War Over?

According to real world technologies sandy bridge architecture article, it seems Sandy Bridge will be much more efficient per-core, while AMD bulldozer architecture have more cores and less performance per core. They also might have a dual-issue core, that can do two integer operations per core (but not floating point/vector). What will be faster, a mostly dual threaded core or Intels hyper threading? When it comes to specialized instructions, Intel might score high with their cores can do a whole 256bit AVX SIMD in one clock cycle and improved memory access units.

http://www.realworldtech.com/page.cf...1810191937&p=6
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