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15MB of L3 cache :O
I know...there a few distros of linux that I think I could install in the cache.
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Hmm, all sixcore CPUs are going to be unlocked on LGA2011, this smells like Bulldozer won't be a pushover.

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Not sure why you'd buy a Quad Core LGA2011 processor, but okay.
I'm doubting the six core CPUs will be able to match (or at least not as easily) the clock rates of the Sandy quads, so I'm sure there are some hardcore overclockers or gamers out there who want the added benefit of the memory system and extra PCI-e lanes for games that simply do not need more than a quad, if that.

That being said, its even more mysterious that the quad core has a limited unlock, making it sound like a 2600K (or even 2500K) LGA1155 would poop all over that option.

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Originally Posted by ThePath View Post
At least it is going to be faster than i7 2600 which is currently the fastest quad core on market.
Not going to be anywhere near as fast as the unlocked 1155 quads if it can't overclock and assuming Intel doesn't give it a 4.4+GHz stock clock )

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Originally Posted by Acoma_Andy View Post
Hmm, 15MB L3 cache. For once the extreme editions have a technical advantage (besides unlocked multi)?
Extra cache used to be a trade mark of the EE chips and was often one of the few things that actually set them apart from their vanilla siblings.
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Surely Dozer will drive the prices down. Having such a lovely choice on the market will only make the competition funner
 
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I wonder what the performance gains of 15MB vs 12MB of cache will be? They better be decent since the extreme CPU's are going to be expensive.
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I believe so. Now x58 junkies are just going to have to get used to the new generation of overclocking.
whats so differnt in the new generation????

i played around withthe new EFI bios on sandy bridge and asus p67 board and didnt like it at all
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post #36 of 61
When they say limited unlock on the 4/8 i guess it will be limited to 57x multiplier like LGA115 SB. Beside that theres a good reason why they still offer a Quad Core on this high end platform:

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X79 natively supports dual x16 PCIe graphics, or quad x8 graphics, but this time the PCIe lanes come directly from the CPU instead of from the chipset, providing lower latency GPU access.
Extreme gamers will love that =) and they all know they dont need more than a quad core (well atm). Plus the additional cache, the HT , the 4channel memory is just a premium feature, I dont think it will make a really huge impact on gaming performance, though I just cant wait to see how it performs compared to the 2600k. My guess is that it will probably on par with the 2600k , like the Core i7 920 and Core i7 860.
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When they say limited unlock on the 4/8 i guess it will be limited to 57x multiplier like LGA115 SB. Beside that theres a good reason why they still offer a Quad Core on this high end platform:
The article said "... the limited unlock will allow up to six bins of overclocking above the maximum Turbo frequencies, which means that even that chip should be able to hit up to 4.5GHz"

57x isn't the limit on SNB 1155 as it was once thought. There has been up to 58x reported so far.
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post #38 of 61
Still higher baseclock should win. If they oc the same, lets say 4.6ghz as avg oc.
SB 46x100mhz < 23x200mhz (2011)...
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post #39 of 61
Wow. Quad-channel memory?
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So is the only difference a slight frequency change, as well as cache?
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