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AMD X2 is better than Pentium D lol
To a certain point but overclocked, the D spanks the X2. An here: http://www.overclockers.com.au/artic...?id=452447&P=4

BTW, my 2nd rig with a Pentium D 945, is over-clocked to 4.51ghz, enough for some more spanking. http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=424937


Somewhat like Fatal05 says it. Except for gaming, it's SLI that saved the X2's A$$.

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So kids, whats the morale for this thread?

INTEL FTW
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B]AND[/B] numerous sites have concluded that you don't need a kilowatt power supply for these demons (although I'm sure it couldn't hurt) so you're not necessarily forced to dish out $300 for that part despite what folks above have claimed.
I find that very hard to believe. Two FX-74's in 4x4 run 510watts under load at STOCK. Now let's see you run this without one:

2x FX-74
Mobo
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8800GTX
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You need a beast of a power supply, especially if you're overclocking.
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I find that very hard to believe. Two FX-74's in 4x4 run 510watts under load at STOCK. Now let's see you run this without one:

2x FX-74
Mobo
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8800GTX
2 Hard drives
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Sound card
Fans and whatever else

You need a beast of a power supply, especially if you're overclocking.
Well you may be right, but you're not necessarily overclocking these suckers though. And where did you get that they pull 510 watts alone?
    
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Well you may be right, but you're not necessarily overclocking these suckers though. And where did you get that they pull 510 watts alone?
http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/articl...VudGh1c2lhc3Q=
http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/11/...es/page12.html
http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets...px?i=2879&p=13
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Tom showed that a fully loaded FX-74 and a 7900GTX pull 650 Watts... a far cry from 1000

The anandtech noobs couldn't get cool and quiet working... for their "idle" tests and they were also using a 8800GTX.

finally, hardocp recommended a 1000W PSU if you were intending to run SLI'ed 80's, but of course you would if you were planning on using these cards anyways. for a single 80 they said a quality 750 would likely do the trick.
    
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Tom showed that a fully loaded FX-74 and a 7900GTX pull 650 Watts... a far cry from 1000

The anandtech noobs couldn't get cool and quiet working... for their "idle" tests and they were also using a 8800GTX.
So you call them noobs if the tests dont go in your favor? No one could get CnQ working at first, it required a newer BIOS version.


Tomshardware showed that the FX-74s + a 7900GTX consumes 650W under full load, while the C2Q system only takes 432. The 4x4 rig definetely needs at least a 750W PSU, while the C2Q system could get away with a 550W PSU. Add SLI 8800GTXs and youll definetly need a 1KW PSU.
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You did the benchmarks? I'd say that they are about equal.
My Opteron at 3.0Ghz gets over 5800 in Everest while the E6700 gets just over 5400, and with the FX74's low FSB I'd say about 5500-5600.
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What has happened to the "Site IQ"?. I know that the "Law of Entropy" states that those with little to start with will have even less as time goes on, but some of these threads have me wondering as to the Baseline IQ of the United States citizenry. It must be seriously regressive
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Well, I'd like to bring something up again, in regards of the 4x4 vs XQ6700: hehehehehehehehe!
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BTW, my 2nd rig with a Pentium D 945, is over-clocked to 4.51ghz, enough for some more spanking. http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=424937 $.
Ummm.... you have no idea...do you? I won't contest the dominance of the new core 2 architecture... but pimping the p4 platform? You're nuts.

http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=561261

Using about half the power of yours my Opteron scored 150 higher on the CPU test. Oh darn... so much for spanking.
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