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http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets...px?i=2866&p=17

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As expected... a hair behind the E6700.
    
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So basically no games that support more than 2 threads? Bummer.
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According to the reviews, with a decent air cooler you can get 3.2ghz by just upping FSB. That would be plenty to max out any game with a G80 =)
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post #5 of 14
Quad core is a brilliant technology. It is not yet fully appreciated, but rest assured that you are purchasing a powerful processor if you get one!
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post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by pauldovi View Post
Quad core is a brilliant technology. It is not yet fully appreciated, but rest assured that you are purchasing a powerful processor if you get one!
Yeah. But whats the point? A little over the top for little real world performance gains, and in that case, losses.
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post #7 of 14
But some games are starting to be coded for quad-cores already (there was a link here about it earlier, not sure where) where 1 core is for physics, other cores are assigned different functions, etc. In that case, a quad core would pwn a dual core big time.
    
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post #8 of 14
If you are a heavy multitasker than this thing is going to be great.
post #9 of 14
Did you see the benchies for 3D rendering?
http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets...px?i=2866&p=13

That's were some real gains are!

And indeed, multitasking like crazy.

I am perfectly happy with my E6600 for now.. don't see a reason to go Quad

Also, this was an interesting comment about AMD's Quad Core:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anandtech
AMD has already announced that its Barcelona quad-core CPUs will support independent clock speeds per core, but not independent voltages.
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AMD's Barcelona core, due out in Q2 '07, will have support for independent clocks per core but all sharing the same voltage
http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets...spx?i=2866&p=2

That Barcelona CPU might be very interesting... I mean, if you're running a single core application (Gaming!) the other cores will simply go idle, while with Kentsfield all cores will be running full speed.
    
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post #10 of 14
How on earth are you going to be able to overclock Barcelona if it features independent clocks? From the looks of it the clocks are generated by internal PLLs and no longer based on the clock input from the HT links.
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