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Originally Posted by BigpoppaFrary
i am thinking of buying one ( as my specs say) but is it really the new MUST HAVE CPU ? i mean does it really pound on the 4800 toledo i was also thinking of ? i mean what do you guys think ? i don't care about ram and all that just wondering if it will dominate it? they are roughly same price on the 'egg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115003
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103544
depends on what you like to do.
if you like to play ut2004 and thats it, then no all you need is maybe a low grade single core athlon 64.

if you like Quake 4 which is very cpu intensive, you may want to upgrade to a dual core. if you do lots of background processes as well as gaming.

if you're overclocking (who isnt on this site lol "overclock.net") then yes, core 2 duo is truly the best processor for your money thats on the market. personally i overclock to save money so i bought a decent motherboard and an e6300 and i plan to hit at least 3.2ghz... however if you only do some minor gaming then you may not need such a powerful processor.

me? i need a powerful processor for bragging rights.
haha my avatar shows how i feel: intel won this round. next round: K8L flexes its muscle. we shall see.
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Originally Posted by The Pook
Haha.

Yes it will. Games aren't multithreaded yet, which they soon will be. See that new Max Payne trailer? (Allen Sleep or Allen Nap or something I think it is now though) uses 4 cores. One for physics, one for real time change, one for interactions around you that your character causes, and the other dedicated for Windows processes in the background.

THAT'S What I'm talkin bout! Multi-threaded games using a core for physics. WTH is taking them so long to get there?

Anyway...back on topic. With the right RAM the Conroe is also unusually fast at number crunching. So, if you are into 3D modeling CAD style, you would really benefit from Conroe technology.
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Originally Posted by BigpoppaFrary
quad core does nothing for gamers so i could care less about that
You COULDN'T care less, you mean.
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Originally Posted by lordbaron01
Of course Conroe OWNS everything currently. I have an e6400 at 3.52 ghz and x1800xt that scores nearly 28% avg better fps in BF2, Fear, and CS:Source than my cousin' s oc'ed fx-62 at 3.08 ghz with a geforce 7900 gtx card. Don't even try to compare a maximum overclocked allendale/conroe with a max overclocked 4800 toledo. It wouldn't be fair - it will just be a waste of time.
Hey there!

That's a nice OC you have there. Would you be willing to tell me the following:

vCore:
Multi:
Bus Speed:
RAM setting/Divider:
RAM timings:
vDimm:

Would be cool if you will, but would understand if you don't.

Thanks for your time. Respectfully, Syrillian
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Originally Posted by HrnyGoat
Did some AMD fanboy tell you that?

If the LGA775 platform limited FSB, why are people hitting 500+ (2000+) FSB? The 775 platform was actually implemented to allow for higher FSB speeds, as well as better power distribution. Plus, Intel has yet to saturate the bandwidth of a 1066MHz (266) FSB even with a quad core CPU.
Actually, Kentsfield performance is a bit limited by the FSB, nothing too huge, bit its limited nonetheless. FSB is essentially dead though. thats why Intel is developing their own type of HT competitor, though it has more bandwidth, it has higher latency.
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