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There are already games using multiple cores. As far I know, the patch for Oblivion makes it work on multiple cores.

I'd rather have a single CPU (Quad Core) than two Dual Core CPUs. I am pretty certain that the whole communication between the CPUs and all other buses, etc. will result in slower performance than a single Quad Core CPU.

I think 4x4 is a desperation move. AMD can say it'll be overclockable, but it's the motherboard manufacturers and BIOS composers who have to actually solve the issue of dual overclockable CPUs. As far I know, it's not been done before, and I do expect lots of issues. I mean, if a single CPU platform is already plagued by BIOS trouble (as well AM2 as Core 2 Duo - you have to get the right mobo with the right BIOS to make things tick), I would expect much more issues with Dual CPUs. Plus, indeed, each CPU has it's own overclock characteristics. How is it going to work?

I have yet to see even a prototype of a 4x4 board (unless I've just been lazy on the research). We all know how far in advance folks were already playing with Core 2 Duo.

I am sceptical at best.

I do hope AMD will pull out something soon, since that's only good for us customers, but honestly, 4x4 ain't gonna be it. I have more faith in their true quad core development.

Then again, I just hope I might be proven wrong.

Plus, it seems 4x4 is going to be a very expensive platform.
    
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I thought 4x4 was for LGA 1207, not socket AM2.
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I've heard rumors about taht also, but nothing confirmed.... that's why I did not mention it.

We'll have to see. If so, I'd doubt we'll see much overclocking capabilities.
    
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well a quad-core will proly outperform 2 dual-core cpus, of course im hoping that if 4x4 does come out that quad-core AMD's will use the same socket

and im shure they could make a BIOS for it, I mean its just like having two HD's set to master but on different channels right?
    
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Question is if motherboard manufacturers want the spend all the engineering resources into a platform that's merely a bridge toward single CPU multi core syustem and only for a small market (given the high prices).

Don't expect it.

And you know that CPUs have different overclocking characteristics. I have to wonder how sensitive this platform is to differences in CPU speeds, etc. I mean, Dual Channel RAM and RAID are both fairly sensitive to differences in hardware and speeds.... I am guessing this will be the same
    
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