Realistically, you will not notice a difference in speed between a system with a dual core processor and a program with a quad core processor, unless you are running video editing programs.
In 1991 AMD released the Am386, its clone of the Intel 80386 processor. It took much less than a year for AMD to sell a million units. AMD’s 386DX-40 was quite popular with smaller sized, independent Pc companies. AMD followed in 1993 with the Am486. Each sold at a drastically reduced price than the Intel versions. The Am486 was utilized by a quantity of massive OEMs, which includes Compaq, and proved well-known. But as item cycles shortened in the Pc market, reverse engineering of Intel’s products became an ever much less viable method for AMD, as it meant their technologies would usually be behind Intel.
At present, the CPUs shipped by each AMD and Intel are fabricated utilizing the 45nm method. The Sunnyvale organization has managed to come to the market place with processors manufactured below the 45nm approach only in the fourth quarter of final year, but it appears that it expects to be able to move to the next-generation 32nm fabrication by mid 2010.
AMD Athlon merupakan pengganti dari mikroprosesor seri AMD K6. Dan sedikit demi sedikit ingin menggeser Intel sebagai pemimpin pasar industri mikroprosesor. Dikarenakan keunggulan yang dimiliki Oleh AMD Athlon jenis prosesor ini dapat mengungguli Intel Pentium III Katmai danbahkan jenis terbaru dari intel yaitu Pentium III Coppermine. Prosesor jenis ini juga dapat dijadikan sebagai prosesor untuk program multiprosesor seperti halnya prosesor generasi keenam intel (P6). Dengan menggunakan chipset AMD 750 MP (Iron Gate) dan AMD 760 MPX, prosesor AMD dapat mewujudkan laptop yg memiliki dua prosesor AMD Athlon.
The FX processors do not throttle low cost motherboards aslong as you put a fan more than the VRM’s (if they have no heatsink on the VRM’s, which is what I think you’re speaking about). Or in my case, just install a 212 Evo in the cpu, then use the stock fan to blow air more than the VRM’s. Use speedfan to produce a fan profile, accomplished, 50 bucks saved that are going to the GPU.