Posted on Sunday, April 24 2005 @ 14:14:04 CEST by LSDsmurf
The duel is on: AMD and Intel have entered yet another processor race. This time it centers on the next technology to power workstations, servers, desktops and notebooks for the next decade. Dual core, as discussed previously (see "AMD Announces Its Dual Core" and "Inside Intel's First Dual Core CPU", gives the user a leg up when processing concurrent tasks, or using applications that have been written to take advantage of multiple-threaded processes. In this article, we'll discuss AMD's initial implementation on the Opteron platform and our test results. Since we anticipate that Opteron dual core will be available in workstation PCs first, here we concentrate on those tests..