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Correction, each box contains 1 dual core proc.
it said in the article posted before that each box would contain two dual core processors... but then again it does look like there's only one... hmmm
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According to the HardOCP review, the top-end 4x4 setup lost to the QX6700 and in some cases even lost to the X6800!

Not to mention that the 4x4 setup uses 402 watts!!! of power at IDLE while the Intel uses 182 watts, haha, wow. The 4x4 rig uses 510 watts of power under LOAD while the Intel uses 262 watts.

Ouch... The heat output must be ridiculous. Not to mention it's an old core with no SSSE3 and no 65nm. Oh well, pretty embarrassing for AMD.
Though if core 2 duo didn't come out and amd released this, everyone would be praising how fast it ran. If Amd can lower power consumption with 65nm counterparts and also take full advantage of vista then (don't call me a fanboy) this might be reasonable. But then again Intel did release core 2 duo and they did woop up on Amd. Who knows........

*Though they did good on some of the things. Their hypertransport seems to work out very nicely.
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Dont get me wrong, I'd love to throw together one of these rigs just to try it out. However knowing that all the money you're spending is going to yield worse results than the Kentsfield must not feel good. You need 4 sticks of RAM, a BEAST of a powersupply since the CPUs use over 500watts on their own, coolers, a VERY expensive motherboard and then a GPU on top of that. The CPUs aren't cheap either...
Our real world testing today disproves my preconceptions entirely, and shows that in quite a few cases, the FX-74 is as fast, or even faster than the QX6700. We ran the numbers over and over again, and the FX-74 simply has the horsepower to compete with the QX6700 in the most CPU intensive applications. When the systems are completely maxed out and you’re running rendering, encoding, or multi-media applications, the difference between the two CPU’s is quite minimal, usually between 1 and 3 percent.
    
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So kids, whats the morale for this thread?

INTEL FTW
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Considering that Core 2 Quad is much more expensive, the FX70 isn't a bad deal.
    
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Considering that Core 2 Quad is much more expensive, the FX70 isn't a bad deal.
Theyre selling each CPU individually. So double the price for each.
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Theyre selling each CPU individually. So double the price for each.
then you'll need the 1kilowats PSU to power the damn thing . Not to mention you'll need to do a complete make over for the PC (case, mobo, ect....)
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Considering that Core 2 Quad is much more expensive, the FX70 isn't a bad deal.
Oh, it is?

Let's see here....

The CHEAPEST 4x4 rig available:

2x FX-70 = 350x2 = $700
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103862

ASUS L1N64-SLI WS = $430
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131146

2x 2x512 Corsair 6400 = $304
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145040

$1434

Intel QX6700 rig:

QX6700 = $1009
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115011

Gigabyte DS3 = $135 (Could go with a cheaper one..)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128012

2x1GB Corsair 6400 = $264 (Less money after rebate...)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145590

$1408

NOT TO MENTION that I used the CHEAPEST 4x4 CPUs available. The test uses two FX-74's, which would raise the cost a LOT. ALSO note that for the Kentsfield rig, you could get away with a good 500watt PSU. For the AMD, you NEED a beast of a power supply. You also need to spend more money to run the thing AND it loses to the Intel in performance...

Now, let's drop the "it's cheap" argument.
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Oh, it is?

Let's see here....

The CHEAPEST 4x4 rig available:

2x FX-70 = 350x2 = $700
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103862

ASUS L1N64-SLI WS = $430
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131146

2x 2x512 Corsair 6400 = $304
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145040

$1434

Intel QX6700 rig:

QX6700 = $1009
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115011

Gigabyte DS3 = $135 (Could go with a cheaper one..)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128012

2x1GB Corsair 6400 = $264 (Less money after rebate...)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145590

$1408

NOT TO MENTION that I used the CHEAPEST 4x4 CPUs available. The test uses two FX-74's, which would raise the cost a LOT. ALSO note that for the Kentsfield rig, you could get away with a good 500watt PSU. For the AMD, you NEED a beast of a power supply. You also need to spend more money to run the thing AND it loses to the Intel in performance...

Now, let's drop the "it's cheap" argument.
I see your point but prices are expected to fall. Though they better be pretty dang good falls.
    
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I see your point but prices are expected to fall. Though they better be pretty dang good falls.
Yeah and so will the prices of the Intel quads. Intel's Q6600 is coming too don't forget.
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boy, bigval must've had a bad AMD childhood........poor deprived child >=D.

However, his arguments are VERY valid - AMD was simply disappointing. AMD right now is not focusing on efficiency but raw power, just like Intel in the past. Intel's Pentium 4 and Pentium D gave the raw power it needed to compete with AMD but it wasn't efficient enough in the long run. Now, AMD shows that it is desperate in claiming the market.Why can't there be more balance in the CPU competition?
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