AMD's vice president talked a bit about the future, saying the company will scale its 4x4 technology to a total of 8 processor cores next year and open up the technology to other processor types such as physics processors.
Even with a Core 2 processor that reportedly is breaking benchmark records one after another these days, AMD is not going to hand over the processor performance crown without a fight. "4x4," announced on 1 June, will become AMD's tool to answer Intel's challenge on the very high-end of consumer processors.
"4x4 is a bit of my child. I always felt that, to a degree, there was no reason why we wouldn't bring workstation class technology to the gaming industry," said Richard in an interview with Patrick Schmid, managing editor of Tom's Hardware. The executive, known as an avid gamer in the industry, suggested that there is plenty of room for scalability in 4x4 to increase the performance capability of high-end gaming systems.