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Comment: Re:Note to AMD: We don't care (Score 1) 206

by mhectorgato (#16399501) Attached to: AMD Unveils Barcelona Quad-Core Details
I agree that AMD solution is better for high-end processing. But what percentage of customers need that extra few % of performance that a true QC would derive vs 2xDC? What percentage of customers need the extra % of performance of Core2 2xDC vs Core2 Quad?

This is definately a marketing move, this will sure help regain market share. But it's also a technical move, due to the fact if I bought a Xeon5100 server, When this system starts to bog down, I can go from 4 cores to 8 cores relatively painlessly.

This is also only a stop gap solution, as Intel is coming out with a true QC later in '07. They are already working on a replacement technology for the current FSB, like AMD's approach - CSI (I believed it was named)

Intel is working on multiple fronts simultaneously - 2xDC; QC; multiple FSBs on server mobos; 45n; Geneseo, CSI, etc ...

Although I'm a self-pronounced Intel fan boy, I can clearly see the technical superiority of AMD's approach. Intel also is following AMD's lead, as well as the other way around.

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