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  • PentiumIV - Wednesday, March 16, 2005 - link

    Banias - there is a rever in Golan Heights called Banias (or waterfall, don't remember ...)

    Dothan - there is a Dothan Valley in Israel.

    P.S. We've go a great honor- to use Israeli names for code names !
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  • PentiumIV - Wednesday, March 16, 2005 - link

    Yonah als means "pidgeon" in Hebrew .... Reply
  • PeteRoy - Friday, March 04, 2005 - link

    I think your right Determinant about that, Yonah can be a person name they call the core after.

    Dothan has no meaning in Hebrew but some people in Israel are called Dothan, I don't know about Banias.
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  • IntelUser2000 - Thursday, March 03, 2005 - link

    LOL, its so funny to see people going religiously over some computer hardware. Not that I am not an enthusiast, but not so into like most of you guys do.

    Anyways Yonah looks slick.
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  • Determinant - Thursday, March 03, 2005 - link

    #11 (PeteRoy)

    While Yona might mean pigeon in Hebrew, Yonah does not.

    Yonah means Jonah in Hebrew.

    God told the prophet Jonah to go and tell this
    one nation to change from their evil ways
    otherwise they will get punished.

    Yonah didn't listen and took a boat in the
    opposite direction. He got thrown off the boat,
    swallowed by a whale and taken to the place where
    he was supposed to go. The whale vomitted Jonah
    out.

    I think Jonah's branch predictor needed some fine
    tuning otherwise he wouldn't have made the wrong
    choice.

    Dual cores wouldn't have helped here.
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  • stephenbrooks - Thursday, March 03, 2005 - link

    #11, did the pigeon get swallowed by a whale? Did it have dual-cores? Reply
  • val - Thursday, March 03, 2005 - link

    advertising is required in current world.
    The world which cannot alive without "women intim products" ads have many reasons why so fast developing company as Intel need to advertise.
    If they will not, somebody else will. Without ads the average Joe will not know there there is something to change his PIII 700 MHz for on the market, will never know difference between garage PC and high quality laptop, etc.

    There are no bad and good guys in Capitalism. Everybody works for moneys and fame.
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  • Quanticles - Thursday, March 03, 2005 - link

    AMD is on a much tighter budget. That means they have to choose between spending money on a competitive product, or spending money on advertising. I wouldnt be suprised if Intel's advertising budget is bigger than that of AMD's entire processor division. Reply
  • Doormat - Thursday, March 03, 2005 - link

    AMD ususally has some sort of meeting around IDF. This year they didnt unveil anything new, just had lots of dual core computers running. Apparently production models too, it came out that AMD's dual core speeds will start at 2.4GHz, maybe higher (for reference, a single core 2.4GHz dual channel ddr/1MB L2 is AMD's 4000+ model). Reply
  • val - Thursday, March 03, 2005 - link

    I think that AMD have some PR meeting. We havent seen many nice products for some time so they plan some another forum spam burst or maybe some submarine advertising? Reply
  • phaxmohdem - Thursday, March 03, 2005 - link

    Mmmmmmm tasty.

    I'm starting to get worried though that my boyz down at AMD are slacking, seems like intel is working their asses off trying to catch back up and surpass AMD once again, and AMD just be chilling, basking in the success of A64. Then again, they also don't have the media/marketing circus that is IDF.
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  • suryad - Thursday, March 03, 2005 - link

    I want HT enabled in each of the cores. I am willing to sacrifice a bit of battery life for that. Heck fuel cells are probably going to be a reality in the next couple of years. I would like 64 bit but I can live without it. As long as the proc can kick ass in games and apps I am cool. Reply
  • PeteRoy - Thursday, March 03, 2005 - link

    Yona in Hebrew is a Pigeon Reply
  • sphinx - Thursday, March 03, 2005 - link

    So, there will be no 64-bit support in Yonah. What will Intel do to support XP-64 and Longhorn when they do come out. Don't get me wrong I like the power management Yonah will offer. But, I'm not quite sure I will be considering to drop my Dothan for a Yonah. Since there will be no 64-bit support. Reply
  • val - Thursday, March 03, 2005 - link

    #1: and AMD is painting on the sky instead

    #3: AMD have nothing prepared except some DTR processors. They offered nothing serious until now and this will not change soon.

    #8: for what you need 64bit on notebook? You do not need it even on desktop and rarely on server! You will not be upcomming few years able to get any benefit from it. Even many AMD mainboards have still 4GB memory limit which is rearely to be seen on the desktop.
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  • knitecrow - Thursday, March 03, 2005 - link

    what about x86-64 extensions?
    no word on that
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  • Determinant - Thursday, March 03, 2005 - link

    Yonah was designed in Israel. Yonah means Jonah in Jewish and Jonah is a prophet from the Bible that got swallowed by a whale and survived.

    Cheers
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  • mickyb - Thursday, March 03, 2005 - link

    Yonah reminds me of "Ya, know". As in "This new processor is going to be awesome, yonah." Reply
  • ianwhthse - Thursday, March 03, 2005 - link

    It's just you. Reply
  • AlexWade - Thursday, March 03, 2005 - link

    Is it just me, or is "Yonah" too close to "Yoda". Reply
  • bobsmith1492 - Thursday, March 03, 2005 - link

    Yummy; I like the looks of those power-saving concepts. Hopefully they'll do what they look like they will!

    Also, since flops seem to be the weakness of the current P-M, this thing, especially accompanied by an extra core, could be amazing. I sure hope AMD has something even better yet awaiting.
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  • xsilver - Thursday, March 03, 2005 - link

    is there any info on whether desktop or at least SFF yonah's are going to be available
    --- desktop dothan's have been uninspiring to say the least
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  • RadeonGuy - Thursday, March 03, 2005 - link

    i definatly going to buy one no matter the cost Reply

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