Just seen this over at Guru3D:
Looks like we will see up to 2.8Ghz for now. I just wonder how they will compete with i7/i9.
They will be better than current i7s in performance; I doubt 4 hyperthreaded cores will beat 6 physical cores; there's just too much of a bandwidth bottleneck. But I also doubt they'd be on par with the coming 6-core i9s, if quad Nehalem vs quad Phenom II is any indication.
9th September 2007
Wow 6 physical cores? That's insane. I hope it will cost less than the Instanbul.
"I'd shush her zephyr." ~ Zephyr.
Let's hope it costs less than Gulftown. I don't think a $1000 processor will be on the top of most people's shopping lists. Hopefully it will debut around the price of an i7 950, or better yet, a 930.
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19th November 2007
2.8ghz? Don't the current phenom IIs have 3.4?
I'd rather have 4 3.4ghz cores than 6 2.8ghz cores. I'm guessing most of the time those extra cores get almost no usage anyway. Even with my dual core I notice #2 is rarely used as much as #1 anyway.
Lets see how these things overclock. If they dont overclock, I'm sticking with i7.
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Pretty interesting... I can't imagine 2 extra cores would be that much more expensive. Technically, it shouldn't cost much more than +%50 to build, unless there is either new technology involved, or more cramming which can only be helped with a more expensive build process.