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post #11 of 17
Hmm maybe Prime isnt set up to handle 4 cores.
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post #12 of 17
Any idea how much the cheapest one is?
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post #13 of 17
The cheapest Kentsfield is said to be 513 bucks. It dont debeaut (sp?) at that, but thats what its supposed to be. 2 E6600 dies put on each other. The 999 one is two 6700. I am sure you could OC the K6600 just fine though. Then take that other 300 bucks and throw a wild OC party. w00t (or buy my GPU block).
    
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post #14 of 17
DINGDINGDING.....we have a winner?

Prime....actually....finished......does that even make sense? OMG and 4, ...like nothing. We are at the edge of a performance break through. Somewhere in line with computers there is going to be another revolutionary advancement that will bring the Q4 into light. There always is. Until then, if Intel will not shatter the Kentsfield with another "monster", my guess is it will remain the 'top dawg' @ 'top dawg' prices.

Every cpu break-thru is sooo bitter sweet lately,
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by thenutty1
I don't get it. How can four instances of Prime95 NOT max out the cores? If that is true, since Kentsfield is basically two Core 2 Duo chips slapped together, how come Prime95 maxes a C2D out? I'm not saying it's BS, it just doesn't make sense to me.
They ran 4 instances on the same core, ofcourse, then had a DVD playing on one, a looping demo on another, and a final core to do windows crap and handle idle applications.
     
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post #16 of 17
@Kramy,

Isn't that kind of like cheating? I mean I could run 2 instances of Prime95 on 1 core of a dual core system and say that it only uses 50% of the processor! ZOMG THE BEST PROCESSOR IN TEH WORLDS. Thats retarded.
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post #17 of 17
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ZOMG THE BEST PROCESSOR IN TEH WORLDS.


yeah...cheating.
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