Could AMD Be The First To Ship 8-Core CPUs?

"Can AMD double up their native-quad core CPUs before Intel can either figure out a way to put 4 dual-core CPUs on a single die, or develop a native quad-core?"

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News <script type="text/javascript" src=""></script> Posted 03/04/07
Author: PV5150
Source: The Inquirer

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While it's a short news post , it does contain an interesting tidbit of information. It seems that AMD is planning to follow the strategy of rival Intel by sticking two of their upcoming quad-core CPUs on one die and calling it an 8-core CPU. Intel is using the same strategy at the moment with their quad-core designs, which are really two dual-core CPUs on the same die.

So the question is, can AMD double up their native-quad core CPUs before Intel can either figure out a way to put 4 dual-core CPUs on a single die, or develop a native quad-core?

"HOW DO YOU get from Montreal to Shanghai? If you are AMD, you put two Shanghais on an MCM and get to eight cores. How? HT3."

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02-04-2007, 14:06:13

I would say, never go over 60oC....
But I hate my chip even hitting 40oC! :D

02-04-2007, 14:25:24

21degC, room temp is the norm.

This is why people always state the ambient temp when doing tests.

Theres no 'cheating' some people in russia overclock on theyre doorsteps during icestorms, subzero cooling without the insulation.

02-04-2007, 14:46:03

I`ve got a room temp of 34° atm.

Threw a 3800x2 on an open mobo tray, on a shelf, armed with a Scythe Ninja, and it`s reading 32° for the system and cpu (idle) - that sound good ?

(I kinda read that as the Scythe making it 2° lower than the room)

Course the $23 Lian-Li mobo tray would look alot nicer with a freakin i/o plate on it !!

02-04-2007, 15:41:47

Was it you that managed to get hold of some li-li mobo trays on there own Rast? No cases?

02-04-2007, 15:53:33

Yeah I got 4 of them atm, shiney as hell.

Downside on arrival 1 fan casing looks better than the other 3. Meshed 1, looks smarter.

Downside on Sunday I realized/remembered u aint sent me an i/o plate yet !!!!

Downside of it today I just noticed 1 has a dent. Which figures why it didn`t lay flat. - not bothered to be fair as u can`t see it when a mobo is on it.

Upside ... did I mention they`re shiney as hell.

Downside, any monkey-prints are a b1tch to clean off.

The pci-slot covers wwwwreek of classness.

.. but who gives an F when u paid about £13 for each one ?!!?!?!


02-04-2007, 16:13:02

Too late, Tox... I've hit 71C with Orthos (15 minute test). :rolleyes:

34C is pretty damn hot for room temp, Rast... I'm suprised you can do any overclocking at all. I start to sweat at 83F, and that's like 93F.:nono:

Ham: those crazy Russians live in an icebox, so I guess you're right, they don't have much to worry about. I, on the otherhand, have that thorn in my side called 'humidity', and lots of it. I also decided to do a little googling, and found that the average room temp is 68 to 77F, so I guess I was in the ballpark when testing.

One of the reasons I was curious was that I didn't want to 'cheat', and say I can overclock so much when it wouldn't be realistic to say so. I can cool my room down to about 70-73F and OC to 3.7GHz and be stable, but any higher in temp and my rig starts locking up. If I could, I'd stabilize my AC at a certain temp and keep my room temp constant.

Thanks for the replies so far, keep 'em comin'...


02-04-2007, 16:22:40

Yeah, the problem I got isnt the cpus in the machines in this room - it`s the floopin hard drives.

For example, I got a temporary JBOD setup of 2 Maxtors and a Seagate, alongside 1 Maxtor IDE - on a shelf (like a bookshelf), nothing surrounding them - and u can`t keep u`r hand on any of them. They`re pumping around 60 out just by themselves.

Other pcs have 3 or 4 drives each in them and they`re the same.

It`s only temporary tho. Has to be, they`ll fail around 70.

02-04-2007, 17:17:44


Too late, Tox... I've hit 71C with Orthos (15 minute test). :rolleyes:

DUDE! I would recommend downing the speed a bit.. Otherwise the chip isn't going to live very long.
Plus I find most CPUs get very flakey above 60oC.

Try finding a cheap way to get better air flow.. or open loads of windows! :)

02-04-2007, 17:25:14

Rast, room temp of 34 degrees, you growing something there lol. Did you get the boards direct from the states?

02-04-2007, 17:56:50

It`s crazy aint it. I`m looking at the temp thing now and it`s ticking between 34/35 !!

hehe yeah growing some stuff ~.^

I got the package delivered to an address state side then posted to me. Longer turn around, but meant I could add a handfull of Scythes, HR-03 and other miscellaneous junk to it.

I`ll quiet and cool this room b4 the end of next week I`m sure ;)

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