Advancing its architecture at what most independent observers would now agree is a breakneck pace, Intel offered further details today on how soon it would begin phasing out the Core Microarchitecture it introduced in the summer of 2006.
Intel bringing the heat to the PC world. Best of luck.
And in three years there will be a program that actually uses all six cores!!
...Intel will have added another 4 cores. I'm starting to see a disturbing trend here. :/
"And in three years there will be a program that actually uses all six cores!!" There are many applications that benefit from 6 or more cores. Rendering, for example, encoding/decoding audio and video, etc. Thing is, its useful for professionals, but worthless for games at this time.
Yeah, seems kinda odd to me that they are already adding cores when I can't think of very many programs (or games for that matter) that use more than 2 cores. Hell, a lot of new games don't even use 2 cores yet!
Agreed. But they tend to try and market those extra cores to non-professional users and justify the price by saying it is going to make things 6X faster. But, never the one to complain about advances in technology. I hope we have 20+ core CPUs long before we actually need them.
Yep, its PR BS. But yeah, its good to have them, because it always lets game devs push the envelope as far as they can. And consoles benefit also.
No Shocker. The Apple Mac Pro has 8 Cores in it and it is available now. I love my G5 Mac Pro.
"No Shocker. The Apple Mac Pro has 8 Cores in it and it is available now. I love my G5 Mac Pro" Yes, but its 2 quad cores, not a single 8 cores processor. Not the same thing we are talking about. There are PC workstations using 2 quad cores for a long time too.
actually is comming sooner than most of you think. http://news.yahoo.com/s/inf... Microsoft is creating adding multicore libraries to their existing framework that will make programming with multicore natural and is native to the .net framework 3.5. Currently not lots of programs do not support multicore because it's hard to do so, it takes lots of effort to do it right. here is a detailed article about it: http://searchwindevelopment... Now that the .net framework allow developers to use cores without killing themselves... there is no reason why not to use it.
I thought the Dual Quads, or "V8s" as some people call them, were considered 8-core processors. If not, and those are merely dual 4-cores...does that mean we'll see a V12 before long?? At this pace, even the Cell will be outdated within 3-4 years ; the next XBOX will likely need a Dual Tri-core, just to keep up with the mid-level specs for Windows PC ports. o_0
6 and 8 are only the begining. Intel and AMD will go higher in 2009 and 2010. I wouldn't be surprised to hear of plan of 12-14-16(likely core chips in late 2009)30-32(likely later in 2010) chips coming in the future. It won't stop there either. The Cell is already outdated by standard PCs. While the Cell is great for super calculations and ray tracing and new gaming trends. Most PCs can already handle bigger applications and rendering with less calculations. Don't be too surprised to see 32 or more cores in the next X-box or Playstation in 2011 or so. :P
great, but will it break the speed cap bottleneck without melting your mainboard?
This reminds me of the grease monkey mechanic, who keeps tearing down, boring-over, and tweaking his Chevy big-block...then drops it back in, and shreds his rear-diff. Unless all of the components in a PC are upgraded simultaneously, most of this added "horsepower" will go to waste.
crazy! wonder what ten years will bring. i love the age we live in, so many technological advances.
by 10 years there will be nano processors and A.I trying to take over the world... well, if Earth lives on after 2012 that is.
when will this be released? when would I be able to buy for instance a dell xps with this in it? and/or when would i be able to buy this standalone so I can build my own pc?
I would of thought it will be available to you around the same time as Dell, if not maybe before. These will be BIG money though dude, especially if you go with Dell. Please dont! There are many companies out there whos build quality/support is equal but prices are much lower. Or build your own, personally i love putting the stuff together and that first worrying "power-up".... ....KA-BLAMOOOOOO!!!.....
Need to get every last drop out of the current dual/quad core's before they move on. Still when these release should be able to pick up what is currently a BEAST of a CPU for much less money :)
I think they're jumping the gun a bit here. Multiple cores sound nice, but the reality of their usefulness is less exciting. It's like that PC World advert where the shop assistant boasts that multiple cores allow you to "send email whilst you're surfing the net"!!!
Still trying to catch up to the cell >.<
and 6 individual core Processors?
Pretty huge difference actually
hehe... you obviously do not know the difference between independent cores and SPEs... you may need to do a little more research.
2008, Intel are going to release a 6 core processor. 2006, Sony release the PS3 with 7 core Cell processor. Yes the smaller programming teams say they are finding a learning curve with programming for the PS3. But look at some of the fantastic games for the PS2 that came out last year, years after release. God of War II, Final Fantasy XII. Quality games come from programming teams learning the hardware. The PS3 is a very powerful machine. I believe with time, more and more games will be able to tap into its 7 cores. Roll on Christmas!
I think you're a little confused, each Cell on the cell processor isn't nearly as strong as one of the Cells in a normal Processor, everything from each of those cells still has to run through the main processor.
...at Andronix. So cute and naive. :D
the ps3 has 1 core with threads that act like cores but are not near as strong as a normal core in a normal intel/amd chip
I admit. I am not a technology expert. Sorry. :( So, what your saying is there's different types of cores. Some better than others. OK.
poos3 - Then what was the point of releasing the 7 core cell processor to the PS3 ? i'm not argumenting, just wanted to know if any of u guys had a clue?
the PS3 has seven SIMD's, which are way better at handling vectors and graphical computations than a SEQUENTIAL core like those intel makes COULD EVER be. no wonder bots buy the 360, they don't know their butt from a hole in the ground when it comes to the tech that makes this work.
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i want my next gen console to have 8x2 cores, 8gb ram, holographic storage of 1TB, and 4 sli XXXX series gpu. thnks
Would you like that the price tag of $20,000 for that console though.