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Will all Core 2 chips allow for quad processing?

Discussion in 'Intel' started by Boe, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. Boe

    Boe Guest

    I am planning on building a new system soon. I've seen mention of having 2
    dual core chips from AMD and Intel effectively giving you quad processing.
    I haven't seen any info on if the first release chips from either company
    support this with a new motherboard chipset or if a totally different CPU is
    required.

    Thanks
     
    Boe, Jun 5, 2006
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    Mike Smith Guest

    Both companies already have CPUs out that support this - the dual-core
    Opterons, and dual-core "Paxville" Xeons, both support dual-socket
    configurations for four cores total. The Paxvilles even support
    Hyperthreading, giving you 8 virtual CPUs. (In my experience, though,
    it doesn't help much.)
     
    Mike Smith, Jun 5, 2006
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