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Small. Too bad those things could fry my entire breakfast though.
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Well, AMD won't set the world on fire with 4x4 yet, but it was said before,"They can be cheaper and slower than Conroe, and they'll sell, they could be equal to Conroe and be cheaper or same price and sell, but they CAN'T be slower and more expensive."

Good thing AMD listened, original MSRP for FX-74 was supposed to about a grand. Noone would even think of buying them at that price.

The only downside here is still going to be memory. If I'm not mistaken, each CPU in the pair only addresses it's own memory, which means to run dual channel, you'll need a minimum of 4 sticks of RAM, regardless of how much you plan to run total. With memory prices the way they currently are, that's going to make this a prohibitive choice for many.
    
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these retail cpus are not two to a box...they are sold individually...newegg isnt offering the full bundle package (mobo,case,2procs)...these prices are actually higher than amd recommended (2fx70@599,2fx72@799,2fx74@999)...just email newegg and ask them if you dont believe me...thats what i did
    
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Fx70 > E6600?
    
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these retail cpus are not two to a box...they are sold individually...newegg isnt offering the full bundle package (mobo,case,2procs)...these prices are actually higher than amd recommended (2fx70@599,2fx72@799,2fx74@999)...just email newegg and ask them if you dont believe me...thats what i did
I believe that by definition, the FX-70, FX-72, and FX-74 are all pre-packaged sets of 2 physical processors, and they will only work in 4x4 motherboards. I don't believe that the FX-70, FX-72, or FX-74 are even available for purchase from AMD as single processors.
    
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Fx70 > E6600?
Nope. Not even FX 74 > E6600. Unless you have two and its a quad-threaded app, but then you could just get a QX6700 or soon a Q6600 and beat it.


And Newegg is selling the processors individually, you have to buy two separately.
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post #17 of 115
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And Newegg is selling the processors individually, you have to buy two separately.
So much for them being competitive with Intel's offerings.

Anyways, thanks for the heads up, the more I looked that the pic the more I thought that was the case... its a little small to fit two HSF...
post #18 of 115
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That is a nice deal. I would think this would actually be better than a quad core, as these are dual cores and many more games can utilize dual cores than quad cores.
programs cant choose to be dual or quad cored they are multi threaded so if a program use utilise dual cores it will run better on quad as it will use as many cores as posible
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programs cant choose to be dual or quad cored they are multi threaded so if a program use utilise dual cores it will run better on quad as it will use as many cores as posible
Last time I checked programmers had control over the number of threads their creations use. If you're ingenious or have an entire team behind you, you could create a program that dynamically adjusts thread count...

...or you can just use two threads! Background load everything with the second thread/core, and use it for Music/AI! The first one can handle everything else....much simpler!


Oh, and if those prices really are just for a single one...ouch.
     
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Nope. Not even FX 74 > E6600.
Well the FX74 does beat a E6700 when both are at their stock speeds.
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