AMD Lines Up Support For Dual Core Starting In Taiwan
AMD said their dual core is ready to roll into new PCs and companies are lining up with them saying they’re ready too. Taiwanese motherboard manufacturers announced at Computex in Taipei the product is ready handle dual core power.
“When AMD pioneered x86 dual-core processing, we made sure the migration path was as simple as possible, causing minimal disruptions to deliver exponentially more computing power,” said Emile Ianni, corporate vice president, Platforms and Infrastructure Development Group, Microprocessor Solutions Sector, AMD. “Today we’re celebrating AMD’s engineering foresight to make dual-core processing a reality. Our close collaboration with the industry’s finest motherboard partners helps users break free to exciting new performance levels.”
AMD partnered with ABIT, Albatron, AOpen, Arima, Asrock, ASUSTeK Computer Inc., Biostar Group, Chaintech, DFI, Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), Epox, FIC, Foxconn, GIGABYTE, IWILL, MSI, Quanta, Sapphire, Shuttle, Soltek, Supermicro Computer, Inc. and Tyan Computer Corporation. This is really the next step in getting the product to market.
“Dual-core technology has not only impacted processor micro-architecture design going forward, it can hold incredible implications in the evolution of computing performance and impact on the world at large,” stated Danny Hsu, vice president of sales and marketing, Tyan Computer Corporation. “Through the complete implementation of AMD’s dual-core infrastructure into Tyan’s product lines, our current and future customers can experience new levels of multi-tasking and multi-user performance previously unavailable to them – another powerful example of how Tyan enables its customers to gain technology leadership.”
AMD also had good news as AnandTech and Tom’s Hardware ran a series of tests comparing Intel’s big D chip against the new high end Athlon 4800+ on various types of graphics drive software like Photoshop and AMD won the race.
All these specs are great except that dual core won’t be pragmatic for a little while. The biggest source initially will be in high end gaming machines but other than that most people probably won’t be willing to spend the bucks for these high-end toys. WebProNews own Jason Miller addressed this topic on more than one occasion.
For now, the support continues to come but more 64-bit product will need to be available before this become a truly practical machine.
John Stith is a staff writer for WebProNews covering technology and business.