AMD's new Thuban hexa-core CPUs come out swinging with prices that belie their size. And if we've learned anything from years of watching action movies: You never, ever count out the underdog. Such is the case with perennial underdog AMD.
Just one day before Intel's IDF conference, AMD dropped a little bit of a bomb on us, confirming that they will bring hexa-core processors to consumer computers. Even better, they'll be backwards compatible with existing AM3 and AM2+ motherboards.
We now know a little more about Intel's upcoming six-core Xeon CPU codenamed Westmere thanks to these leaked engineering samples.
According to CNET sources, Intel's six-core "Dunnington"processor will begin rolling out to servers on September 15th under the Xeon 7400 series. The new chip is Intel's first foray beyond four cores as well as their first to fuse multiple cores on a single die. It also features 16MB of L3 cache to help boost…