AMD working on six-core Istanbul chip

Posted on Monday, Apr 21 2008 @ 16:04 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
FUD Zilla spotted a six-core Istanbul processor on AMD's roadmap for early 2009.
Intel just announced its six-core Dunnington and in order to stay in the server / workstation game AMD has to have a competitor.

The main difference between Dunnington and AMD's six-core codenamed Istanbul is that K10.5, 45nm-based Istanbul is native six-core, while Dunnington is three dual-core Penryns stitched together.

If AMD makes this six-core product in time, Intel might get some competition in this particular area.


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