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Jan 23, 2006, 09:29 AM
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Link: Dawn Of Dual Core (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20060123102908)
Description:: Intel and AMD will introduce more of these powerful processors this year as they go mainstream in a big way

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SiliconAddict
Jan 23, 2006, 10:23 AM
Did anyone else just hear the imperial march start playing when you read that title? :D Sounds ominous, but in a good way.

Spock
Jan 23, 2006, 10:43 AM
The 955XE, an Extreme Edition dual-core version aimed at high-end gamers and power users, already has been released to rave reviews. Like Intel's first Extreme Edition Dual Core, the 955XE features hyperthreading support, which allows it to show up as four processors in Windows. Also new is a lightning-fast 1,066-MHz front side bus.


Intel Powermacs??

greatdevourer
Jan 23, 2006, 10:44 AM
Why is this called the Dawn of Dual Core, unless dawn means something different to the rest of the world. AMD have had dual core for a long time now, and even Intel have had them for at least 6 months. A small number of games and a large number of other pieces of software have supported it for a long time, too (although much of the non-gaming software was actually designed for dualprocessor, not dualcore)

capone2
Jan 23, 2006, 10:47 AM
last night for the first time in a while i went to their website and read about the VIIV and all the other processors, it got me very hyped about products apple could introduce just around the corner!!!!








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SiliconAddict
Jan 23, 2006, 11:04 AM
Intel Powermacs??


Nope. Intel isn't going to go near Intel's NetBurst crap. Conroe is where the PowerMac is going.

In 2006, you can expect to see two desktop CPUs based on this new architecture. The first, code-named Conroe, will be a Socket 775 processor featuring two cores and a shared 4-Mbyte L2 cache. This shared cache is a substantial improvement over Intel's current-generation chips, as is another element of the new design that will allow the separate L1 caches on each core to communicate with and even transfer data to the other.

The result will be significantly increased processor performance. That's exciting. Also excit-ing are the aggressive levels of power management Intel is building into this line.

Fiveos22
Jan 23, 2006, 11:43 AM
I sure wish I could read that article, too bad those ******* intrawindow pop-ups are blocking it. Normally you can close them, but apparently not today on InformationWeek.

Oh well, back to my Igf2 readings.

Sharewaredemon
Jan 23, 2006, 12:05 PM
Also new is a lightning-fast 1,066-MHz front side bus.

I like that, because Apple had a 1.25 GHz front side bus in their G5's over a year ago.

DMann
Jan 23, 2006, 12:15 PM
I like that, because Apple had a 1.25 GHz front side bus in their G5's over a year ago.

So much for catching up wit IBM! The Conroe chip will be
powerful enough indeed!!!

DMann
Jan 23, 2006, 12:24 PM
Why is this called the Dawn of Dual Core, unless dawn means something different to the rest of the world. AMD have had dual core for a long time now, and even Intel have had them for at least 6 months. A small number of games and a large number of other pieces of software have supported it for a long time, too (although much of the non-gaming software was actually designed for dualprocessor, not dualcore)

Dawn likely refers to the entire industry of chip makers finally
waking up to dual-core technology. IBM & AMD were
indeed the pioneers during the "twilight before the dawn."

sjk
Jan 23, 2006, 11:18 PM
Intel isn't going to go near Intel's NetBurst crap.You do mean Apple isn't going ...? :)

sjk
Jan 23, 2006, 11:22 PM
I sure wish I could read that article, too bad those ******* intrawindow pop-ups are blocking it.I don't see 'em so I guess PithHelmet is doing its job.

Try the printable version (http://www.informationweek.com/shared/printableArticle.jhtml?articleID=177102302).