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Old October 23, 2012, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Mena View Post
Very impressive overclock but I am confused...

It this an actual eight core cpu or is it really four real cores and four virtual core?
Originally Posted by SKYMTL View Post
The Bulldozer architecture uses a very different approach. It uses four "modules", each of which contains two x86 processing engines but those don't necessarily equate cores as their resource distribution is quite different. Basically, to answer your question, it is neither but it is both.
Here is my best way to describe it .... think of each "Modual" in the same vein of a car engine:

a regular "core" with nothing else in it ... would be then like a SOHC (single overhead cam) engine

a amd "modual" would be more like a DOHC (dual overhead cam) engine

If I go 1 more further in this ..... Intel's "Cores" "hyperthreading" is a actualy executable extention aka software vs in the case of a amd "modual" what Intels "hyperthread" does is actualy physicaly executed by a hardware/"core" or in the case of my above referenced "cam".

Peaple are welcome to correct me if I am wrong in how I stated/worded the explination.
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