Saturday, November 18, 2006

AMD's Multi-Core Not Just Multiple Cores

Hopefully this will put an end to my incessant postings on this topic. It appears AMD is indeed developing a processor with vector units, and using them in their actual processor pipeline instead of using it just for graphics processing. This means their CPU will be able to crunch straight-line algorithms much easier (like Folding@Home) by virtue of a unit on-die that caters to that type of processing.

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