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A Glance into the Future: Six-Core AMD Istanbul in a Desktop Platform
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Written by Danrok   
Thursday, 22 October 2009 16:27

From Xbit:

It no secret to anyone anymore that in about 6 months AMD and Intel will roll out their six-core processors for desktop platforms. However, we decided not to wait until then and put together a system with a six-core processor today. It is built around a six-core AMD Opteron 2435 from Istanbul family.

 

Over the past few years multi-core processors have been coming into our computer systems more and more aggressively. AMD’s and Intel’s marketing efforts were not in vain: they managed to convince the consumers and software developers that increasing the number of computational cores is one of the most optimal ways of increasing the performance of contemporary computer systems.

 

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