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Nichod
03-04-2006, 09:34 PM
http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=30020

AMD IS GOING to launch Turion X2s in early May, and there will be four SKUs (stock keeping units).
It will introduce 1.6GHz/512Kx2, 1.8GHz/512Kx2, 2.0GHz/512Kx2 and last but not least a 1.6GHz/256Kx2 microprocessor. All have an extremely low supply voltage of 1.075V, so power use should be pretty miserly.

I will say I'm a bit disappointed in that the cores will only be 512k each. But maybe later they'll introduce a 1mb each. Since the Intel Duo is 1mb each.

Beamtracer
03-04-2006, 11:12 PM
I will say I'm a bit disappointed in that the cores will only be 512k each. But maybe later they'll introduce a 1mb each. Since the Intel Duo is 1mb each.
But AMD has a few other tricks up its sleeve for faster processing. AMD dual cores also have an onboard memory controller.

I hear that Lenovo (formerly IBM personal computers) are introducing a range of AMD processors. But what about Dell? Do you think Dell might sell PCs based on the AMD Turion X2?

Jon Gehrig
03-05-2006, 03:40 AM
But what about Dell? Do you think Dell might sell PCs based on the AMD Turion X2?

To my knowledge Dell is strictly Intel, although I have seen a lot of HP/Compaqs with AMDs priced lower then the Intel competition Dell might dabble in AMD but I doubt they'd do more then that.



Now that I think about it; Intel probably has a pretty solid deal going with Dell seeing as Dell is the #1 computer seller in the US if not the world so Dell might not even be allowed to even look at AMDs product line.:)

hundredthirtyseven
03-05-2006, 06:03 PM
"I will say I'm a bit disappointed in that the cores will only be 512k each."

Even 512 is an overkill for an Athlon. AMDs have a different architecture, the Athlon has a much shorter pipeline, so they are not as cache-hungry as the Intels.

Nichod
03-05-2006, 07:20 PM
I hear that Lenovo (formerly IBM personal computers) are introducing a range of AMD processors. But what about Dell? Do you think Dell might sell PCs based on the AMD Turion X2?



Dell has expressed that they will NOT sell AMD chips in their PCs.

Nichod
03-05-2006, 07:23 PM
Even 512 is an overkill for an Athlon. AMDs have a different architecture, the Athlon has a much shorter pipeline, so they are not as cache-hungry as the Intels.

Very True.

alejandro_m1
03-05-2006, 07:42 PM
Anyone know what the price range for a X2 turion would be? I would love to have a mobile X2 workstation but the only one I have seen right now is the GoBoxx 1400 with X2 4200+ but the price is a bit too much (base price is around $4100), hope that this turion come out cheaper or IŽll have to go to the dark side and buy a macintel :eek:

Cronholio
03-05-2006, 08:32 PM
Very True.

The Core Duo dumped Netburst so it's now a 12 stage pipeline, not 31 or whatever it was in the P4. Also the Core Duo is not one meg per core it's 2 shared megs of L2 cache. The Core Duo is not 64 bit and doesn't have and on board memory controler and the cache has a high latency, but still you can expect slightly better perfomrance when multithreading/multitasking out of a 2 GHz Core Duo than a 3800 X2 which is it's AMD equivalent.

Cronholio
03-05-2006, 08:37 PM
Anyone know what the price range for a X2 turion would be? I would love to have a mobile X2 workstation but the only one I have seen right now is the GoBoxx 1400 with X2 4200+ but the price is a bit too much (base price is around $4100), hope that this turion come out cheaper or IŽll have to go to the dark side and buy a macintel :eek:

Take a look at www.sagernotebook.com or www.pctorque.com. They have the 9750 which is identical to the GoBoxx right down to the enclosure for 1,100 dollars less than that when equipped with a 4200 X2, Quadro 1400, and a gig of RAM.

Beamtracer
03-06-2006, 09:56 AM
Read this news... faster Opterons are also on their way...
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/03/06/opteron_boost/

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