Old 17th February 2005, 20:14   #1
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Pictures of Dual Core Pentium-M Running!



You can see clearly on the screen that both applications (movie and benchmark) are running simultaneously, and according to the task manager, each application uses a separate core.



You can see from this picture that the heatsink is small, poorly designed and the fan moving air through the heatsink is extremely small. The person attending the demonstration says that the dualie doesn't give off much heat at all.

The socket that was used is the standard pentium M socket. Although they said that it could move to LGA.

If it does move to LGA, there would be no need for special and expensive boards to run a dual core pentium M system. You could buy a P4 board and slap one in, making it a very affordable solution. Its good to see such a fine chip moving in the right direction. 3GHz on silent air anyone?
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Old 17th February 2005, 20:48   #2
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If only I needed 2 cores...

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Old 17th February 2005, 21:05   #3
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Oh btw the chip is built on a 65nm process.
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Old 17th February 2005, 21:13   #4
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This looks very exciting. My oldest computer is about finished anyway. Even though all it really does is run aol so I can get my linux box online(parents won't dump aol ), it's running out of steam. Any ideas on when these will go retail, starbucks?

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Old 17th February 2005, 21:15   #5
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cool, hopefully it will get cheaper.
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Old 18th February 2005, 00:47   #6
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Early next year or late this year. No exact release date planned. I hust hope it gets the LGA socket. If it doesn't, it's going to be as expensive as it is now when it gets released.
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Awesome. I'll be in the market for a new computer then anyway. Maybe this will be a possibility. How about a dual processor dual core rig? How sick would that be?

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Old 18th February 2005, 10:59   #8
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imagine the server possibilities, 80 cpu server with each of these being one of these, WHOA FUCKING CRAP!!

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i hope x86 will die soon.
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x86 will never really die. I say that with all confidence.

What modern x86 chips have is a RISC processor at the heart of the chip, and lots of decoding logic to decode a CISC instruction into a number of RISC instructions. In that sense, x86 is already dead, but people (especially in the non-open source world) love backwards compatability, hence all these new chips still support the old x86 instruction set, plus some new stuff like MMX, SSE1,2,3 and other SIMD instructions.

What intel tried to do (with bad consequences, probably more to do with management than engineering) was to have a native RISC processor in the itanium. This had a number of interesting features which it took compiler writers a long time to get used to: for example, you'd give the processor 3 instructions at a time that operate on strictly different bits of data (registers) and it would execute them at the same time. Unfortunatly, to really shine, the itanium needed insane amounts of cache (== silicon area) so was never the success that intel hoped.

The IBM power design (aka, Mac G5) is an altogether better RISC design.

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ban him. ban him now. Do it.

Thats pretty cool to have duel pentiums running (and not running too hot apparently) but I think technology should be moving into more "practical" areas. Like how AMD dished out that 1 watt processor, since it could work with DIVX, Xvid..etc its probably heading into that Tivo-To-Go model. (no I don't mean to start another AMD/Intel war)

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