Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I believe Intel will skip 16-core generation

The Quad Core should last me until 2010, yet I'm going to buy before then just like the two most complex games in my collection [Crysis, UT3] run well in WinXP on my obsolete Athlon 64X2/G80 Hellcat. I got a lot of usage out of that pc and the only thing wrong with it is it couldn't handle the wattage.

The current G80 X2 config in the Core 2 Quad PC should do some fine DirectX 10 and early DirectX 10.1 games at 1280x1024 than I could improve the prototype list. I'm skeptible about a balance of what i have time for and game purchasing. I was thinking this is irrelevant since I'm buying 9800 GX2 at Birthday and Christmas anyways instead of 8-core Intel. They say the 9800 GX2 is $470, because of a combination of why upgrade, low cost 45m fabrication and the recession.

Brand new game specs will say Pentium 4/1 GB RAM/Radeon 9800 Pro/G6800 for another 18 months yet and that was two PC generations ago and I know that FEAR couldn't run decent on those specs at 1280x1024.

I would be as aggressive if I choose to pick 9800 GX2 as reimbursement as Birthday present.

80 cores by 2017 is pretty much says it all. It's capitalism really. I have a feeling that Intel will skip a generation (8 > 32 cores over a year/32 > 128 cores over a year) to playderise CBE and ABOVE ALL ELSE OBLIGATE PPL TO BUY THEIR PRODUCT TO PAY OFF R&D. 16-core generation will be emulated (not real though) by dual socket mobos of the near future.

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