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Old October 17th, 2006, 10:45 PM   #1
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AMD/ATI will release a co-processor GPU with onboard cache and HT3 support...

If you don't think AMD and ATI have something up their sleeves...think again. It's in development right now and it's going to be BIG. Quadfather is just a stepping stone, a test if you will, to see just how well a dual socket system can do in gaining the enthusiast's attention. AMD have always made upgrade compatability a priority and this time is no different. The change to the new LGA1207 system for the new 4x4 system is a neccessity in order to meet this need. Break a couple hearts now or break them later. I vote for now and I'll tell you why. HT3.

How would you like to buy a 4x4 system now and then in year simply drop in an AMD quad core CPU (true single die design) and an "ATI" GPU co-processor with onboard cache....all powered by the new HyperTransport 3 link supporting 32-bit data paths and true cache coherancy....yes? Yeah, I though you might. Well, AMD and ATI think you'd like that, too. That's why they're working on it now. So in a year you can have true CPU and GPU intergrated processing....low latency, high bandwidth...it all equals blinding speed and processing power. The dedicated physics processor is going the way of the dodo. There's nothing the GPU can't do better and faster that the physics processor can possibly provide.

If you think GPUs are powerful now...wait until you see them with 6MB of L2 cache and an IHS on them....

Stay tuned for more...

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Old October 26th, 2006, 03:27 PM   #2
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Seems Nebojsa Novakovic from The Inquirer has released an article today that touches on some of the every same points as my above post.

The return to vector unit processing is going to be large part of next generation CPU/GPU/FPU designs. Cache BW is going to become even more important as these logical units will grow in speed and numbers. Keeping enough data available to "feed the beast" soon be one of the biggest hurdles for AMD/ATI and Intel to jump through. RAMBUS XDR is standing by to provide some relief.

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Old October 27th, 2006, 08:15 PM   #3
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It may have taken a week but it seems the rest of the world has caught up with TTR.

http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=4696

http://www.tgdaily.com/2006/10/25/am...ion_processor/

http://techreport.com/onearticle.x/11094

Then again, I never did find quoting press releases particularly "ground breaking."

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More information:

http://www.semiaccurate.com/2010/09/...ed-orochi-die/

The bad news? It's already 2010 and we still haven't seen the retail release of the first AMD/ATI "Fusion" CPU/GPU, architecture codename Bulldozer.
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