AMD to Demo Quad-Core CPU 2H 2006?
Omega65 Philadelphia, Pa
edited January 2006 in Science & Tech
Xbitlabs reports that AMD will demo Quad-Core Server CPUs in the second half of 2006.
Source: XbitlabsAdvanced Micro Devices’ quad-core processors will be demonstrated as early as in the middle of this year and, perhaps, will be unveiled even earlier than expected according to some analysts. But the most intriguing claim is that the forthcoming chips with four processing engines will be demonstrated on currently available platforms, a departure from the plans implied originally.
Does this sound familar btw?
"I prediect in 1000 years we'll have a computer 10,000 times larger and twice as fast!"
As I would quote from Wayne's World "Like that would make just a totally awesome Folding rig, DUDES! Excellent!"
But if they are
I'm afraid your misgivings about an enterprise price would be totally justified
If I had to hazard a guess as to intial price with an Opteron label? Proabably about 2K USD?
I sure Low-end Quad cores will be available (In the $400+ range)
There will always be a "affordable" server CPU. New Technolgy & competition causes prices to fall and currently expensive CPUs will eventually be affordable.
Case in point: AMD Slashes Opteron Prices 2006-01-24
(The Pentium 300mhz was $1000 when introduced, now it isn't worth $10......)
In any event the Quad-core is destined to shine as a 65nm CPU. When AMD 65nm process ramps up late 2006/early 2007 Quad-cores will come to the desktop
The Quad-Cores will be mass produced when AMD's 65nm process is up and running. Heat will be managable and similar to what you see now.
My oh my, I want one. I'm already hooked on dual core, and that's only been for a few weeks now.