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dual core yes but not 2 dual cores, 2 sockets with 2 cpus not.
Both Windows XP Home and Pro support dual cores, and up to 32 cores on one physical CPU package. Windows XP Home only allows you to have one CPU, be it single core, dual core or quad core. Windows XP Pro, on the other hand, allows you install the opterating system on a computer that has two CPUs, of which both can be single core, dual core or quad core. So, in essence, you can buy a dual Clovertown Xeon system, install XP Pro and have 8 functional cores.
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Jori, once again your wrong...

Thats games. Thats a very isolated bit. Im not trying to say C2D isnt better, im just saying that when put into a percent its like 5-10% faster, not 40% (unless its games, as shown).
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Thats games. Thats a very isolated bit. Im not trying to say C2D isnt better, im just saying that when put into a percent its like 5-10% faster, not 40% (unless its games, as shown).
Your amazing....
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Thats games. Thats a very isolated bit. Im not trying to say C2D isnt better, im just saying that when put into a percent its like 5-10% faster, not 40% (unless its games, as shown).
The X6800 is only 5-10% faster than the FX-62? Id love to see where youre getting your information from
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post #195 of 285
Xbit-labs have a pretty good article on this: Quad-Core from AMD: Quad FX Platform Review.

All I can say is that the 4x4 thing is not looking good in certain aspects of the equation here.

Such as:

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Overclocking, Power Consumption and Overall Impressions

Well, our tests revealed that AMD Quad FX platform cannot boast undefeated performance. Maybe it could be corrected by successful overclocking? Turned out it couldn’t. Our experiments showed that it is extremely hard and hardly efficient to overclock the Quad FX platform.

As we have already mentioned above, ASUS L1N64-SLI WS mainboard Quad FX platform is built on has quite a few overclocking friendly options for processor tweaking. Moreover, it allows increasing the clock generator frequency above the nominal value and adjusting the processor clock frequency multiplier that is unlocked by default by all Athlon 64 FX processors. We can even confirm that ASUS L1N64-SLI WS runs absolutely stably at 250MHz clock generator frequency. However, when it came to practical side of the Quad FX overclocking, we faced some issues.

Unfortunately, this is not all yet. Another huge problem of the Quad FX platform is its extremely high power consumption and heat dissipation. It is simply impossible even to compare it against anything else from this prospective. Of course a system built with two 90nm processors working at their maximum speed will anyway eat up more power than the competitor’s solutions built with only one CPU (even a quad-core one) manufactured with finer 65nm process. Besides, the Nvidia nForce 680a SLI chipset also contributes a lot here, as it consumes much more power than any of the Intel chipsets.
post #196 of 285
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Thats games. Thats a very isolated bit. Im not trying to say C2D isnt better, im just saying that when put into a percent its like 5-10% faster, not 40% (unless its games, as shown).
Uh ok whatever looking at these benchmarks, the only one where there is like a 5% difference in performance is world bench, which is an office utility benchmark. So 500watts lets you type like a fiend I guess.

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Thats games. Thats a very isolated bit. Im not trying to say C2D isnt better, im just saying that when put into a percent its like 5-10% faster, not 40% (unless its games, as shown).
Jori are you kidding? Intel was > AMD for a long time in desktop usage (not games). Yet, AMD>Intel according to most people. So now C2D doesn't "own" AMD because its about 40% in games, which don't matter. Right. AMD is better in video/audio encoding and winrar compressing, for example?
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i think an e6300 is 180(correct me if im wrong on this) dollars now, and overclocks well over 50% its stock speed(for almost everyone too!). Anyone know what the nearest thing amd has to compete with this
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Both Windows XP Home and Pro support dual cores, and up to 32 cores on one physical CPU package. Windows XP Home only allows you to have one CPU, be it single core, dual core or quad core. Windows XP Pro, on the other hand, allows you install the opterating system on a computer that has two CPUs, of which both can be single core, dual core or quad core. So, in essence, you can buy a dual Clovertown Xeon system, install XP Pro and have 8 functional cores.
Actually hrny i think i remember reading an article and clearing this up, xp home does not support dual core processors.
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i think an e6300 is 180(correct me if im wrong on this) dollars now, and overclocks well over 50% its stock speed(for almost everyone too!). Anyone know what the nearest thing amd has to compete with this
165 :/
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