> > Getting wind of the first proper benchmarks of this new AMD Cpu range that gets
> > launched on Oct 12th, and results are not good, not good at all.
> > In fact on a clock for clock, core for core comparison, they are actually slower
> > the Phenom II range they are replacing..
> > Total clusterfuck by AMD incoming......
> In fairness to AMD, they've more or less admitted they aren't trying for instructions
> per clock anymore. They're trying to co-opt Atom on the low end and throw more cores
> at the problem on the high end. That's a workable strategy given that even high-end
> PC games are now designed to cope with the abysmal instructions per clock on the
> They're pretty much ceding the entire workstation market to Intel though, plus those
> few crazies who buy PCs specifically to run emulators.
Those multi-core CPUs are awesome for servers and people who edit videos. It will probably compress videos at an incredible speed.
I'll probably get one, not so much for the app killers they were supposed to be, but for the few programs that will definitely take advantage of all the cores.