Here's a thought!
At present the AMD processors are mounted on a small board with pins protruding out of the bottom. If the board is enlarged so that 3 DDR3 RAM sockets are installed on the board, with all path ways, then all of the RAM pathways are removed from the motherboard. If a nine core processor is installed on the board then each core would have it's own RAM channel. The part of the board with the RAM would be suspended over the motherboard so some type of support would be needed, and probably a different socket design. If three processor/RAM packages are mounted on a motherboard then 9 separate 64 bit channels should be available.
Another possibility is to extend the processor board out both sides, so that two RAM sockets could be mounted on each side of the processor, and to have two each RAM sockets mounted above and below the processor plug on the motherboard. The above configuration should make it possible to have 8 or 12 independent 64 bit busses, depending on if two or three channel RAM is used. How many cores could be used in this configuration? The programming would decide how to use these busses, either ganged or independent, when programs are loaded. If all of the expansion slots on the motherboard that run slower than SATA 3 were removed then the number of pathways on the motherboard could be reduced, along with taking all of the present stuff off of the back of the motherboard and putting it on headers or cards, to make room for more card slots. How fast and realistic could games and graphics become if 4 graphics cards could all run at full speed?
NOTE: This type of 2 or 3 channel RAM would have to have separate address busses for each channel so each core could operate independently.
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