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You'd have to be one hell of a naive fanboy to buy one of those. Intels quad still owns it
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Have you seen benchmarks yet?

That's a premature comment without facts to back it up.
    
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post #13 of 70
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Have you seen benchmarks yet?

That's a premature comment without facts to back it up.
Havent you seen all the benchmarks? The QX6700 beats the FX-74s in almost every single test. And uses half the power. So it pretty much is a fanboy platform right now.
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Bah Fanboys are what makes this industry interesting.
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Havent you seen all the benchmarks? The QX6700 beats the FX-74s in almost every single test. And uses half the power. So it pretty much is a fanboy platform right now.
Okay Okay Okay, if I read "fanboy platform" again I'm going to have an aneurysm. Honestly, while I of course agree that this platform is currently underpowered and power hungry compared to the Kentsfield I do still believe this to be a competent platform. I don't believe as Val and countless others that have driven the point to death in the last few weeks that this platform is "AMD's Pentium D". The 4x4 appears to me to be a well performing machine with perhaps some thirst for the watts, but with greater future-proofing potential than your trusty 965 based Conroe solutions. How long before you'll need a new chipset to support chipzilla's latest processors? How much future is there for any current platform? The 4x4 promises very high performance, perhaps a notch behind Intel currently, but the technology present in this platform (not the processors) is greater than Intel's current offerings and in six months time or so two K8L FX's will plop right down into this cozy monster...

I'll try to hold the "I told you so's" then if you can hold off on declaring a "fanboy platform"

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I wouldn't buy that.
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As of right now, I haven't even used a dual core, so quad cores would prbably make my head spin. Roninde has a valid point though. Some day, maybe 6 months from now, maybe a year from now, you'll be able to put in 2 CPUs that, by themselves, could compete with a C2D or even a Quad Core Intel. AMD already has plans for single socket quad core CPUs, meaning they could easily be the first innovators of octo-core processors, unless Intel releases a quad core socket 771 Xeon in the near future. The simple fact is that AMD is playing catch up, just like they did at Pentium 4's release. Intel has about 10x the capital that AMD does, so they can just research research research any technology they feel like, and implement it properly faster than AMD. However, in the past, Intel has had new technology faster, and AMD has, a year or so later, totally destroyed that technology once it catches up. Athlon 64s crushed Pentium 4s, Athlon X2's are way faster than Pentium Ds, etc. AM2 was a mistake, yes. But they are already ready for AM3 (or so I hear they are really close) and Intel hasn't really seemed to mention a platform of their's that can runn DDR3 memory. So what happens when a brand new, blazing fast memory type comes out? What happens to Intel when the new fast memory won't fit in their LGA 775 mobos, thus rendering their Core 2 Duo CPUs practically useless?

We'll just have to wait and see, I guess.
    
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Ain't our s*** fast enough yet?

I just have a problem with AMD's "2 CPU quad-core". Normal consumers won't bite, that's for sure. Then again, quad core as a whole hasn't really taken off in the consumer market either.

From a Finance standpoint, the market expects Intel's shares to go up over the course of the next 6 months... so Intel seems to be doing something right.

AMD was severly punished in the market for it's acquisiton of ATI.

My opinion is simple: As long as Intel have faster dual core CPUs, Intel will be on top. When/If AMD make a move, it will have to be on the lower end Dual Core market rather than the stratospheric high-end quad and octo core markets.

Not a preformance take maybe, but from a finance perspective. I guess my bachelors degree does have some value afterall
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Cloverton (Quad Core Xeon) is already out Thus, you can already run eight cores on an Intel socket 771 platform.

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and still..1 pci slot...why only 1 pci slot??
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