Saturday, February 11, 2006

AMD demoed quad-core Opteron in 2005

One old INTEL marketing strategy is to promise pie in the sky vaporware to keep customers interested, then keep pushing the delivery time back again and again and again. INTEL did this on Itanium, we heard all these marvelous stories about dual core 2GHZ Itanium 2 years ago, and the story repeated with delivery time changed over and over, now INTEL is pumping 1.6GHZ version. INTEL did this on the 4GHZ Pentium 4, until it was finally cancelled. INTEL did this on Merom, first it's 2H06, people was expecting it in mid 2006, then 3Q06, then 4Q06, I would not be surprised if INTEL pushes this again to 1Q07---INTEL's engineers simply don't have enough skill to copy AMD64 instruction set properly, as we have seen in the past. INTEL said two 32 bit Core Duo is better than 64 bit, which was like saying two 16 bit 286 was better than one 32 bit 486 -- a convenient excuse for their failure to copy AMD64.

AMD demoed quad-core Opteron to its customers back in October 2005. Major server vendors such as HP, Sun, IBM and Rackable had seen the quad, and motherboard makers such as Tyan and SuperMicro had seen it too.

Furthermore, the quad-core Opteron will run on existing Socket 940 platform for single core and dual core Opterons, offering a painless upgrading path for Opteron users today.

INTEL's so-called multi-core is actually a primitive multi-die kludge, which is basically multiple CPU dies tied to the same shared bus.

10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Furthermore, the quad-core Opteron will run on existing Socket 940 platform for single core and dual core Opterons, offering a painless upgrading path for Opteron users today."

Some links please...Unless you meant existing as socket M in production.

3:07 PM, February 11, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow dude, get a life! Your entire blog is spent trashing intel because they are late to the game with 64 bit x86. It aint that big of a deal! First off, most applications won't ever need 64 bits. Second, the CPU graveyard is littered with brilliantly designed chips that never had any significant commercial success because there's no software for them (DEC alpha, powerPC, itanium, mips, ...).

3:31 PM, February 11, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't agree with previous comment. I find your blog very informative. Please continue the good work.

4:29 AM, February 12, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Quad core Opteron is far more likely to use the Socket F (1207 pins), with the support for DDR2 memory.

Soon this guy will be claiming that AMD will make processor with 128 cores, all running at 10Ghz, using only 20W of power. It'll still run in the same Socket 940 too! It'll also only cost $10.

Intel showed off a quad core CPU in public, before AMD. AMD was showing off Quad core CPUs to select customers (HP, Sun etc), Intel has more than likely been doing that for some time too.

4:32 AM, February 12, 2006  
Blogger Sharikou, Ph. D said...

I can assure you that AMD will ship quad-core many months before INTEL. Moreover, AMD quad-core will have 3x the performance in multi-tasking. currently, AMD dual core has 2x the performance of INTEL paxville in apache benches

9:21 AM, February 12, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blog is of great value; full of in-depth , well-documented, articles. At last, Intel's PAROCHIAL technology is being exposed.

10:08 AM, February 12, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

www.faceintel.com

3:38 AM, February 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The information was good, but there was a misinterpretation here..@Quad cores as in a 4-way system rather than Single socket Quad cores for socket F systems.

6:01 AM, February 13, 2006  
Blogger Sharikou, Ph. D said...

We are talking about 4 cores in one die. AMD had 8 way opteron since April 2004.

8:08 AM, February 13, 2006  
Blogger JerkWadGypsy said...

Quote: Wow dude, get a life! Your entire blog is spent trashing intel because they are late to the game with 64 bit x86...... the CPU graveyard is littered with brilliantly designed chips that never had any significant commercial success because there's no software for them (DEC alpha, powerPC, itanium, mips, ...)..End Quote!

Like wow man, you must be straight off a SoCal beach man! Like dude, where's your board, man......

It's not difficult to figure out you left your brain with your board on the beach. First off this is his blog, but more inportantly what he says for the most part, he has backed up and if not, it can be. Intel for the most part has lost their technology lead by sitting on their duff and using deceit and questionable market practices to keep ahold of their monopoly.

Meanwhile AMD has resorted to good ole fashioned teamwork with other companies (including rival competitor IBM) to innovate processor technologies. The team of IBM and AMD is shaping up to be a very good combination and in the end will prove to be a better road to success, than Intel's lying and cheating ways.

For your information: Itanium 64bit is an Intel processor and PowerPC is still very alive and well especially in light of the PS3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Revolution gaming world (all 64bit Power based chips including the cell). DEC Alpha 64bit chip went bust true, but prime engineers jumped ship to AMD before HP aquired it's skeletal remains. So some of the technology they engineered at DEC paid off in developing the AMD 64bit procs. And in case you can't hear because of saltwater in your head er..a ear, IBM will break all speed barriers with "Power6" procs next year. Reason? SOI! Silicon On Insulator, a technology they've now shared with AMD (oh and of course some other ground breaking innovations)!

Expect great things to come out of this powerful alliance. Expect Intel to parrish if they continue to sit on their laurels, fight dirty and win the technology race. They'll lose! Evenually expect Intel to fade from market dominance as all bullies get toppled at some point in their miserable existance.

10:01 PM, March 01, 2006  

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