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Windows 7: AMD puts on the ritz with six-core Opteron demo

23 Feb 2009   #1

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AMD puts on the ritz with six-core Opteron demo

AUSTIN, TEXAS — With Intel's Nehalem-based Xeons gathering like a storm on the horizon, AMD today gave the first working demonstration of its potential counterpunch: a six-core Opteron processor code-named "Istanbul." Istanbul is a fairly straightforward upgrade over current 'Shanghai' Opterons: a 45nm processor with 6MB of L3 cache that fits into a Socket F-style motherboards, only with six cores rather than four. As a result, the upcoming Istanbul-based Opterons will serve as drop-in upgrades for existing Socket F systems. The chips will take advantage of the same 2P, 4P, and 8P infrastructure as today's Opterons, with HyperTransport and two channels of DDR2 memory per socket.

AMD has previously stated that Istanbul processors will become available in the second half of this year, and the firm hasn't yet provided any more specific guidance about when to expect Istanbul-based systems. However, the presence of working silicon would seem to indicate that Istanbul Opterons could be introduced much earlier in that broad "second half" time-frame than originally anticipated.

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23 Feb 2009   #2

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook

Wow, looks very impressive.
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23 Feb 2009   #3

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64

A very interesting read on how AMD is moving along with it's processor development.
Makes you pause and say - wow!
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23 Feb 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate / Snow Leopard OS X 10.6.4

Great news , thanks for the find !
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24 Feb 2009   #5


Blah, it will be too little too late as usual. By the time they actually release this they will never be able to catch up.
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