AMD Shows details new Athlon X2 and X4 processors

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    AMD has shared the specifications of three new Athlon X2 and X4 processors. Two quad and one dual-core are being presented, these are based on Kaveri architecture, but interestingly enough do not hav...

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  2. nz3777

    nz3777 Ancient Guru

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    When are these going to be relesed? Iam interested in the x4 quad-core.Any word on price ?
     
  3. DeusEXMachina

    DeusEXMachina Active Member

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    No FX with Steamroller........very disappointed :bang::bang:
     
  4. somemadcaaant

    somemadcaaant Master Guru

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    Is that the magic combination we're waiting for from AMD?
     

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    icedman Master Guru

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    The way u make that sound is like the FX naming magically makes it better.

    I would very much like to see a x6 of this with more cache, core for core i think the APU's were slightly better anyways and moving these to 28nm though still behind intel is still a nice considering the price difference.
     
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    You want it the more Chache? Haha.Sorry I had 2.
     
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    AMD needs to clarify things with OS producers because every Athlon X4 shows up as 2 cores / 4 threads in task manager (atleast windows 7 and windows 8). Are theese CPUs dual cores with "AMD hyper threading" ?? I have the Athlon 760k and it shows up as a dual core in Windows 8.
     
  8. BLEH!

    BLEH! Ancient Guru

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    If it's Kaveri derived, it's "technically" a quad core, whereas all previous parts are "dual core with hardware hyperthreading" as I understand it. The Kaveri modules had some bits added which effectively make them dual-cores, whereas the previous ones only had 1 integer processor or something that made them kinda sucky on single-threaded workloads.
     
  9. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    Every one I've seen shows up properly. Since all AMD processors contain physical cores and those physical cores only process a single thread, they won't show up as "2core/4thread".

    You can't have a core, without an integer unit. The integer unit itself, is the core.
     
  10. BLEH!

    BLEH! Ancient Guru

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    It was something core related anyway that makes Kaveri better than the previous chips.
     

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    Would love to see how the 860K performs. Might a nice budget gaming CPU. Unless the 8320E runs on Micro ATX AM3+ boards.
     
  12. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    Kaveri is based on Steamroller, whereas Trinity and Richland were based on Piledriver. Steamroller has slightly better IPC and a better iGPU.
     

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