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Thread: AMD Phenom II X6 “Thuban” Processors to Get Dynamic Speed Boost Technology.

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    Default AMD Phenom II X6 “Thuban” Processors to Get Dynamic Speed Boost Technology.

    http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/cpu/dis...echnology.html
    In an attempt to provide maximum possible performance for enthusiasts, Advanced Micro Devices plans to implement a dynamic performance boost technology into its six-core processors known as Phenom II X6 “Thuban”.

    At present only select Intel Corp.’s microprocessors feature Turbo Boost technology that can accelerate certain cores when they are needed while slowing down the unneeded cores. However, with the introduction of AMD Phenom II X6 “Thuban” processors similar capability will also be available on chips from Advanced Micro Devices...

    ...Thuban processors will automatically disable idle cores and overclock the remaining engines to the maximum possible level that is determined by general thermal design power. The technology will be completely hardware-based, hence, will work in any operating system that supports six-core chips. The technology is presently called “C-state performance boost”...
    Is this equivalent to hyper threading?

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    No, this is the equivalent to Turbo boost. Hyper threading is something entirely different.

    It's cool, though.

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    oh, okay.

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    An AMD equivalent to Hyper Threading should be present on Bulldozer, btw.

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