Go Back   Hardware Canucks > NEWS & REVIEWS > Press Releases & Tech News

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11 (permalink)  
Old January 30, 2010, 05:59 PM
FlyingFish's Avatar
MVP
F@H
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 491
Default

I heard from an AMD rep that apparently 8 core processors will be coming out soon too.
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old January 30, 2010, 09:45 PM
Banned
F@H
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Montreal, QC
Posts: 5,415

My System Specs

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FlyingFish View Post
I heard from an AMD rep that apparently 8 core processors will be coming out soon too.
I wouldn't bet on seeing any retail 8-core AMD CPUs on their current manufacturing process. That would be at least a year out if it's even on the roadmap altogether (and by that time hopefully Bulldozer will be out anyway).
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old January 31, 2010, 01:41 AM
BootlegUsher's Avatar
MVP
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 453
Default wondering

How good will these new hexcore processors even be for gaming? Are games even using 4 cores these days?
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old January 31, 2010, 02:43 AM
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 95
Default

I've got a 550 unlocked and oc'ed to 3.4ghz, but I sure miss having a temp sensor. It also doesn't go any higher than 3.4ghz. I've been thinking about going for a 965 but now that these are on their way I might just have to wait.
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old January 31, 2010, 09:34 AM
Banned
F@H
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Montreal, QC
Posts: 5,415

My System Specs

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BootlegUsher View Post
How good will these new hexcore processors even be for gaming? Are games even using 4 cores these days?
They won't be any better for gaming than quads are for the most part. There are a number of games that can use four cores, but few of them actually need that much power and the vast majority will run fine on a dual-core CPU. Although for other reasons, I would recommend a quad-core CPU or more for a high-end build.
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old January 31, 2010, 09:36 AM
Arinoth's Avatar
Moderator
F@H
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Halifax
Posts: 8,607

My System Specs

Default

Is it sad the first thing i think of when i read new hardware releases (cpu or gpu) my first question is what kind of ppd can the sucker output?
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old January 31, 2010, 09:52 AM
Banned
F@H
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Montreal, QC
Posts: 5,415

My System Specs

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arinoth View Post
Is it sad the first thing i think of when i read new hardware releases (cpu or gpu) my first question is what kind of ppd can the sucker output?
Unfortunately, AMD PPD is not looking very promising with SMP2. Phenom 2 quads seem to top out at around 6000PPD whereas a C2Q at similar speeds reaches around 8000PPD. A 6-core AMD CPU would probably push a bit more PPD than a C2Q, but less than an i5 and much less than an i7.
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old March 12, 2010, 10:47 AM
MarkOne's Avatar
Banned
F@H
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Chertsey 60 KM north of Montreal
Posts: 4,015
Default

Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Core i7 or AMD Phenom 2 Build insnekamkze86 New Builds 59 January 30, 2010 05:05 PM
AMD Announces 40W Six-Core AMD Opteron EE processor FiXT Press Releases & Tech News 4 August 31, 2009 01:43 PM
Core Temp Issue with AMD X4 810 Soultribunal CPU's and Motherboards 6 May 8, 2009 07:52 AM
AMD Triple Core... Want or Don't Want? chibi_man CPU's and Motherboards 23 January 31, 2008 09:50 AM
Single core AMD --> C2D sswilson Overclocking, Tweaking and Benchmarking 10 April 17, 2007 11:44 AM