ALL GLORY TO THE OCTO CORE
"Seven years have passed since AMD first launched its K8 “Hammer” microarchitecture, which was updated three years ago by K10. Brand new, the Athlon 64 processors based on K8 kicked ass and took names, flying past Intel’s Pentium 4 processors to become enthusiast favorites.
This development, along with a shift to 32 nm SOI manufacturing, is leading AMD to estimate a 33% increase in core count and a 50% increase in throughput (suggesting significant IPC gains) in the same power envelope as Magny-Cours-based Opteron processors. The projections here are based on simulated comparisons between today’s 12-core Opteron 6100-series chips and upcoming 16-core Bulldozer-based models, currently code-named Interlagos." - Tomshardware
Its estimated the price will be around the mid-high end, and expect massive price drops from both the amd and intel courts when these badass douche-bags are released, absolutely curbstomping last gen cpus causing them to be unwanted and sold off asap.
Prepare your anus, guise.