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Hope this wasn't posted before. This is a test of the Kentsfield Q6600 (aka 2x E6600) quad-core. I must say the performance boost is impressive to say the least. Check it out!

The beches are on the Q6600 - 2.4GHz, 2x4MB L2cache, 1066FSB
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goodie....

gonna be a killer folder
    
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Looks like it does quite well for not being native quad-core. Practically double the performance of the E6600 in just about every benchmark.
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post #4 of 26
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Originally Posted by HrnyGoat
Looks like it does quite well for not being native quad-core. Practically double the performance of the E6600 in just about every benchmark.
Yep, it looks very good, but there is a single area I'd like some improvements and that's gaming, so from my part E6600 will do just fine.
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That's simply because those games don't use multiple cores yet. nothing to do really with the CPU design, but more with the games themselves.
    
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It seems the next 3Dmarks would be Quad an 8core (octo?) optimised. Intel has shown a demo of 3Dmark 2007 at IDF running on kentsfield. Look here.
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I so can't wait for Kentsfield. For me this is the perfect answer to a DAW while not having to drop a ton of money of a dual socket system.
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post #8 of 26
will this be the same socket as duo?
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Yep, but I don't think all motherboards that support Core 2 Duo will support Kentsfield.
    
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Only problem i see with adding more cores (rather than getting more processors per board) is the shared cache, incresed heat, and diminishing returns.

In most multi core CPUs these days there are diminishing returns per core rather than lesser diminishing returns of running multile processors.
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