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Today, x64 chip maker Advanced Micro Devices will launch its "Shanghai" quad-core Opteron processors for servers and workstations, concurrent with its annual financial analyst day meeting and ahead of schedule by AMD's reckoning. The new chip - which offers more computing power, less heat dissipation, and better bang for the …

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Lets hope AMD survives the downturn

Otherwise Intel will have the x86 market to itself and that'll probably be it as far as innovation goes - at least until another large competitor comes along.

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512 MB of L2 cache memory?

wow I gotta get me one of those :)

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typo

Small typo: "Each Shanghai core has 512 MB of L2" => 512 KB

(Sorted - Ed)

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These sound nice

I've got some old 200 series, and I held off on upgrading to Barcies. These look fun though. I may be persuaded.

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If AMD does have problems, their FAB's will not be idle. 90nm MIPS and ARM SoC's compete with current Atom CPU's. 45 and 32nm versions will give Intel a run for their money.

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IT Angle

Comparisons with Intel's processor

Anyone have any info comparing Intel's procs with those on the article?

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