I'm hearing the sound of several commenters straining to defiend AMD. Face it guys, they are a year behind Intel fielding 32nm and more than a year fielding a combo x86/grpahics chip of ANY kind. It's a great company, but they are behind.
Both Westmere and Llano have an x86 core and a graphics core in a single chip. But when I want graphics processing, I would prefer a bank of floating point SIMD/SPMD processors like what NVIDIA provides or IBM provides, not a single core within my CPU!
hmm. first of all, AMD's been doing glueless 8s machines for a good long while now. with istanbul's improved cache coherency, their performance is quite reasonable. and AMD has been talking about imminent volume for magny-cours (sooner than +3 months afaikt.)
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