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http://xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/dis...d-preview.html

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Ketsfield may turn out extremely efficient in applications that can create parallel multi-threaded workload. Unfortunately, there are not that many tasks yet that could work this way. However, by launching this quad-core monster into the world Intel definitely creates very favorable grounds for the new stage in software development – parallel data processing. And the game developers will be the first ones to take real action in this direction, because at this time no game can rally load all the four cores of the Kentsfield processor.

I would like to specifically stress that the introduction of quad-core Kentsfield processors will also improve the performance-per-watt ratio significantly. According to Intel, these CPUs shouldn’t consume much more power than the top Conroe processors. At the same time, the performance growth may reach up to 80% (if the applications are well optimized, of course), which we have just see in our preliminary test session.


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and this is why im saving now... i want one
    
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That is a weird case config. Anyone else notice that?

If I can afford a K6600 (or what? QX6600?) by January, I will definitely want to pick one up.
    
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That is a weird case config. Anyone else notice that?

If I can afford a K6600 (or what? QX6600?) by January, I will definitely want to pick one up.
Looks like BTX

Sweet! If I can afford it, I'd wait to get it. Probably not...
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its just sideways, notice the i/o ports at the top of the picture
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looks like regular atx to me, the hard drive is just up higher.
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Will these be compatible with current C2D motherboards? I would assume not but just in case....
(Like AM3 chips on AM2 socket)
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Will these be compatible with current C2D motherboards? I would assume not but just in case....
(Like AM3 chips on AM2 socket)
Depends on the motherboard. Some are, some arent.
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You guys are right...whoops
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Their actually rather power efficient, only eat around 110w.
    
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