The 4x4 platform will be designed to be upgraded to eight total processor cores when AMD launches quad-core processors in 2007. Project 4x4 represents system-level enthusiast enhancements and is designed for ultimate multi-tasking performance across gaming, digital video, processor-intensive and heavily threaded applications, the firm said.
While the software industry still has a lot of catching up to do to lets users completely harness multi-threaded programs for home use, it's still a very encouraging thing to see these steps being taken. Imagine having 8 Athlons or 8 Conroes sitting in one tiny box under your desk. Aside from the power bill, you'd be pretty happy.