Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Samsung Licenses ARM's Mali GPUs
New Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition Smartphone Launches in Spain
Computex: ASUS Showcases Pen Stick PC Powered By A Cherry Trail CPU
Apple Is Recalling Beats Pill XL Speakers
IBM Buys Blue Box to Accelerate Open Hybrid Clouds
Yahoo Gives Advertisers Fraud Verification Tools
Fujifilm and imec Demonstrate Full-color Organic light-emitting diodes With photoresist technology for organic semiconductors
Microsoft Showcases new Windows 10 Devices At Computex 2015
Active Discussions
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > AMD's d...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, October 06, 2004
AMD's dual-core performance boost


Advanced Micro Devices on Tuesday detailed performance results for its forthcoming dual-core Opteron processor, showing a speed boost of 30 percent to 55 percent, compared with today's single-core models.

In addition, AMD said the dual-core Opteron chips will be about the same size and produce the same amount of waste heat as current single-core Opterons, Kevin McGrath, manager of the Opteron architecture, said in a speech at the Fall Processor Forum here. That means the new chips will fit into the existing server designs.

Dual-core chips put two processing engines on the same slice of silicon, a way of letting chips do more work. The change is made possible by moves to more advanced manufacturing processes with smaller features that permit more circuitry to be squeezed into a given area.

AMD has established a foothold with its Opteron processors, bringing the competition Intel faces in desktop and laptop PCs to the server market as well. Opteron has won places in Sun Microsystems and Hewlett-Packard servers, and in an IBM machine for the high-performance niche.

IBM began the charge to dual-core processors in 2001 with its Power4, while HP and Sun released dual-core versions of their competing chips this year. But AMD thinks it will be first when it comes to dual-core models of the x86 server chips, such as Xeon and Opteron, that are widely used.

"AMD expects to be the first to introduce dual-core" for x86, including models arriving in mid-2006 for workstations and for servers with one to eight chips, McGrath said. In addition, AMD will release a dual-core chip for desktop computers in the second half of 2005.

Intel, which sells the vast majority of x86 server chips despite AMD's inroads, plans to debut dual-core server, workstation and PC chips in 2005. The company professes no concern about AMD's competitive assertions.

"We don't see it as a race," Intel spokesman Otto Pijpker said.

AMD wasn't as restrained. "I think it's easy to say it's not a race if you're second," said Barry Crume, director of AMD's server and workstation business unit.

Today's single-core Opteron, built on a manufacturing process with 130-nanometer features, measures 194 square millimeters, Crume said. The dual-core model, built with a 90-nanometer process, will be within 5 percent of that size, he said.

McGrath also detailed the number of circuitry elements called transistors on the new chip. Single-core Opterons have 106 million transistors, while the dual-core model has 205 million transistors, he said.

Each core has its own 1MB section of high-speed cache memory, McGrath said.

The size of the performance increase going to the new processor depends on the speed of the two chips. Comparing a computer today with one that uses two chip sockets with 90-nanometer processors, performance increases between 30 percent and 55 percent on various benchmarks, McGrath said. The dual-core models run 600MHz to 1GHz slower than the single-core models to prevent overheating problems, he said.

Source: news.com.com


Previous
Next
Verbatim Shipping High-Speed DVD+R Double Layer 3-pack        All News        Kodak Updates Its Image
Windows XP SP2 finally hits the shops     General Computing News      Western Digital enters mobile hard drive market

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
AMD Targets Notebooks and All-in-Ones With 6th Generation A-Series Processor
New AMD A10-7870K APU Promises Performance And Affordability
Upcoming Video Cards Form AMD and Nvidia Appear Online
AMD Details Preps High Bandwidth Memory Stack
New AMD Radeon 300 Series Are Rebrands
AMD Outlines Future Growth Plans
AMD Delays CrossFire Freesync Update
Leaked AMD Processor Roadmap Lists 14nm Processors For 2016
AMD to Launch New Godavari APUs In May
AMD Reports Loss, Exits From High-density Server Business
AMD Showcases DirectX 12 Performance in new 3DMark API Overhead Feature Test
AMD Enters The Virtual Reality market With Liquid VR

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .