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So wait. Let me see if I get this right.

Intel = 4 cores, 2 Dual Cores on one physical chip
AMD = 4 cores, 2 Dual Cores on 2 physical chips

If that's right which ones better? Would having 2 seperate chips be better or would having them more closely connected be?
I think that's what we are all waiting to find out.

Bigger question being. About when will 4 cores become mainstream to the point that you find them in walmart E-machine's.
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While folks at DAAMIT will claim that Kentsfield...
heheh he said "Daam it"
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*** is daamit? I finally got that chipzilla is intel who the ferk is daamit? I wish they had someone with some intelligence at theinquirer writing stuff it might be worth reading then.
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I disagree strongly with the notion that 2 cores is fine for now. If you look at the stream of 8800GTX benchmarks, 4 cores really does show major improvement over 2. Simply said, 4 cores is what you need to keep up with the graphics power of an 8800. Expect even more CPU bottleneck in the case of the R600, which poses (with a two month longer dev. time) to be even faster than rev.1 of the G80 core.

Sorry guys, but you better keep saving for CPU upgrade if you plan on moving to top-o-da-line Dx10 chips.
    
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post #25 of 39
Also something everyone totally missed out.

Lan parties will be a blast with a quad core cpu power pc.

1 reason.

- Cpu 1 ring a bell for those who have run dedicated servers? -Cpu 2? -Cpu 3? Etc? (Or core, depending arguement to do this in the ds shortcut).

You could literally run 4 full blown half life 2 servers, sit back and dedicate 1gb of your 4gb's of ram each to each of them, and just sit back and watch the ppl enjoy the servers to hell on your lan. (Example, gamer cafe's, one of these pc's alone could run their in house servers for MANY game servers at the same time without lifting a finger....).


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post #26 of 39
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Originally Posted by Le_Loup View Post
Also something everyone totally missed out.

Lan parties will be a blast with a quad core cpu power pc.

1 reason.

- Cpu 1 ring a bell for those who have run dedicated servers? -Cpu 2? -Cpu 3? Etc? (Or core, depending arguement to do this in the ds shortcut).

You could literally run 4 full blown half life 2 servers, sit back and dedicate 1gb of your 4gb's of ram each to each of them, and just sit back and watch the ppl enjoy the servers to hell on your lan. (Example, gamer cafe's, one of these pc's alone could run their in house servers for MANY game servers at the same time without lifting a finger....).


Le_Loup
One of the issues, though, is cost versus space. If you have sufficient space, justifying the cost of a quad-core over two dual-core systems may be more difficult. Then again, to do that, you would need multiple motherboards, power supplies, opticals, and maybe harddrives. Maybe it would all even-out in the end, regardless.

Either way, I want to know how well quad cores OC upon their initial release and what their final speed is; if you can only get a quad-core up to 2.7 on air, but you can get a dual-core up to 3.5 on air, the gap between the two is less.
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post #27 of 39
Well it's been mentioned to re : oc the quad to the 6800 clocks, BUT not mentioned that that's a final possibility of a clock. However it'd be nice to see it oc' higher, and probably will!

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In fact, we managed to get a 100 per cent stable clock speed working at 3.2GHz (12x266) at stock voltage! While the temperature rose significantly and broke into the 70s, we had no worries – Intel's FXFlow copycat ran our CPU in high 80s and mid 90s under 100 per cent load, so there is still some performance to be extracted.
High 90C on load? Damn how hot can these get?!
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post #29 of 39
isn't that 10 C shy of boiling or something? Sure that's not Farenheight? Yeah u could get it up to 90c, but i'd rather have the cpu around 30-40 on average, load 50-60 topz, With water cooling or better, (phase??? UBER performance possibilities there).

But still, over 100% oc is a challenge!
    
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post #30 of 39
So let me ask a question about this 4x4 by AMD.

They say it is a "platform," correct? So this means the new chipset will be ready to handle two SEPARATE sockets with TWO DUAL-CORE processors, correct? So essentially it's like a multi-socket server board? And you will have to buy two processors?
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