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GS059 Feb 07, 2005, 01:28am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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but remember, if you open up the task manager, you see alot of tasks going on. with the dual cor or evan the dual/ quad processor, it splits them up. so you can have one of the cores making your os work, and the other letting you play a game. than you would have a 3 ghz processor for your os, and another dedicated to gaming, if of corce you can make a program for load balancing so that you can tell the computer where to put the load. with your computer it will put some of the processes on on and some o n the other. it is still sortof worth while, but i dont thing that the average user will be able to use it as much as people like me.

ps i want a quad processor, or if they could do this, a quad processor system with dual cores. i would only want each one to be like 1 or 2 ghz each though, the wxtra speed is not neaded.

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Sean B Feb 07, 2005, 01:46am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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It's likely that they'll start producing dual core Opterons and Xeons, but the Opterons are probably going to have the memory controllers kicked out of the processor and back onto the chipset.

They'll have to do something to reallocate the space.



Carlos, are you talking about Extended 64bit or Dual Core?

There's an obvious reason if you mean extended 64bit... just look it up.

If you meant dual core, the reason is that while Windows 2k/XP and a ton of Linux distros support SMP and load balancing, they don't have any utilization for dual core.

Dual core offers some very nice advantages, such as each core has access to the other core's cache, which means the cores can work directly together as a team... rather than multiprocessors, which work together indirectly like an assembly line.

Current software and operating systems don't know how to utilize features like that... and in order for it to work as intended, it needs to have programmers dedicated to rebuilding it, rather than just making a patch.


Windows XP Extended 64bit Edition is basically just a patched up version of Windows XP that was recompiled to support Extended 64bit instruction sets. That's why it probably won't offer significant performance increases over Windows XP, but it might improve stability.

SuPeR Xp Mar 28, 2005, 08:49pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Nope, The Opteron is keeping its Integrated Memory Controller & Intel is working on a similar solution for there future Dual Core's.

Typical for Intel, AMD does all the work & Intel just follows like always.

Good Work AMD. And the Athlon 64 Dual Core CPU's are going to be a lot faster than Intel's Dual Core because of Intel's problematic single FSB feeding two cores. Ouch, that will hurt performance.

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