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So uh... are the people over at AMD awake? Someone should go check on them!
    
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post #12 of 23
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Everyone says there is no need for quad core, however, the G80 series of video card severely bottlenecks the X6800...
One card no, two cards could possible be, but who's willing to shell out $1300 on video cards alone? Most of us are struggling in getting a GX2. I'm not though, I'm just too cheap to buy a $400+ video cards.

I was going to get an 8800 GTX but......52" TV came first.
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One card no, two cards could possible be, but who's willing to shell out $1300 on video cards alone? Most of us are struggling in getting a GX2. I'm not though, I'm just too cheap to buy a $400+ video cards.

I was going to get an 8800 GTX but......52" TV came first.
Plenty of people will build 8800GTX SLI systems. I think that a single 8800GTX can bottleneck a stock X6800.
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X6800 pwns QX6700..
In single and dual-threaded applications. But thats only because it has a ~270MHz higher clock speed. In applications that have 3 or 4 threads, the QX6700 will blow the X6800 away.
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post #15 of 23
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Plenty of people will build 8800GTX SLI systems. I think that a single 8800GTX can bottleneck a stock X6800.
A single G80 is bottlenecked alot by a x6800.

I heard that you need about a 4GHZ quad core to take full advantage of 1 G80. But this probably isnt true and if it is, pretty amazing. I could see a 4GHZ quad core to unlock the full potiental of 2 G80s.
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post #16 of 23
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Plenty of people will build 8800GTX SLI systems. I think that a single 8800GTX can bottleneck a stock X6800.
Dude, look around......ain't that many around here with SLI systems, so to say that "plenty" will build a system that requires $1200 for video cards, isn't really realistic. There isn't even that many with lesser cards in SLI here.

Murlocke & Paul, I seriously doubt that a G80 is too much for an X6800 to handle. In SLI there could be a possibility but one, I don't think so. In 3DMark06, C2Ds put out some of the highest scores for CPU.
post #17 of 23
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So uh... are the people over at AMD awake? Someone should go check on them!
I'm guessing they've had a few too many beers
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Those benchmarks would of made more sense if the testers had clocked both CPUs to the same speed... Why they clocked the X6800 higher idk... Everybody knows the higher clocked CPU will win most of the single and dual threaded tests, that's obvious...

They should of clocked them both to 3.2GHz for truly comparative benchmarks. These kind of benchmarks seem like a total waste of time. Everybody knows the higher clocked chip will perform better in most or all of the single/dual threaded tests and the chip with four cores will out-perform the chip with two in tests which execute three or four threads...

I'd like to see a test where both chips are using the same FSB and same clock speed, that would at least be a true comparison. The only reason I can see that they clocked the X6800 higher than the quad core was because they could, implying that the Core 2 Duos are better overclockers than the quads atm. Perhaps that's because the boards out now don't facilitate great o/c'ing on the quads, or perhaps because the C2Ds are inherently better overclocking chips..?

Idk, I think there is very little to learn from these benchmarks that most people couldn't of deduced anyway...

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post #19 of 23
imagine a G80 with a intel pentuim 4 @ 1.8 GHz,,,bottleneck?
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post #20 of 23
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Murlocke, quad core is no doubt more future proof but I think we can all agree that buying one now at $1500 on Newegg is silly, wait until those games actually hit shelves and then get a quad core, by then the QX6400 (2.4GHz) should be out and would be a lot cheaper.
QX6600 = 2.4Ghz
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