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post #21 of 70
The idea is still that PCI will/should/could die, but it still refuses to do so

We need PCI-E x1 and x4 soundcards and such!
    
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AMD wins in Cinebench and some other 3D creation programs

http://techreport.com/reviews/2006q4...x/index.x?pg=6

Just the power consumption is higher, but the Quad FX platform doesnt seem to get owned. Workstations are definately where the Quad-FX can possibly score big.
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I was off for a bit... Any indication how this overclocks?

Since it's more or less based of server hardware (socket), but does support regular RAM, I wonder what capabilities it has regarding that.
    
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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

You just made a fanboy statement without even knowing it
    
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That's why I asked for proof
    
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The 3.0 model seems to be able to get to 3.2 I think. No amazing overclocks as they are running at already incredibly high speeds, and 3.0 stock for a AMD chip is pretty well, high. And a 3.2 ghz model is even planned.
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post #27 of 70
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The 3.0 model seems to be able to get to 3.2 I think. No amazing overclocks as they are running at already incredibly high speeds, and 3.0 stock for a AMD chip is pretty well, high. And a 3.2 ghz model is even planned.
I think the 3.2GHz model is going to be 65nm. QuadFX lost in benchmarks to the QX6700 in almost every test except for a couple. The couple of benchies that it lost too required a ton of memory/chipset bandwidth, AMD is still good at that lol, too bad its useless in 98% of programs and apps.
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post #28 of 70
Its better in Cinebench and if you look at the benches I posted, it seems when 4 full threads are in use the FX platform pulls ahead of the Kentsfield.

You could call it a "niche" market as of right now.

But the 3.2 ghz model is still 90nm, I havent heard anything on 65nm on Quad-FX. As AMD ramps up production of 65nm parts it will want to produce them where they will be selling the most, which isnt going to be Quad-FX.

Edit: Heck, in the benchmarks i posted they have a Folding at Home section, and it the Quad-FX comes out on top.
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post #29 of 70
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AMD wins in Cinebench and some other 3D creation programs

http://techreport.com/reviews/2006q4...x/index.x?pg=6

Just the power consumption is higher, but the Quad FX platform doesnt seem to get owned. Workstations are definately where the Quad-FX can possibly score big.
Thats just a small number of apps. And all the power consumption adds up. Business owners are going to want to reduce costs wherever possible, and electric bills are a big concern. Since the Intel platform draws about 200 fewer watts, thats a big difference for a large office with 50+ workstations. So Intel also has the advantage in the workstation area, at least until AMD can actually make some energy efficient chips for the platform.
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post #30 of 70
Seriously I don't find any problems with the Quad-FX. The CPUs are still only K8 and nearly as good as the Kentsfield. Afterall, Intel spent all those times only to beat K8 by a bit. AMD, as we all know, are already working on more power efficient CPUs with 65W version of current 90nm CPUs and soon moving to 65nm with same architecture. It's not like Intel would take the lead for much longer as far as AMD is working on K8L. Conroes are just gonna be like P4s, they can only pwn for a while. Intel did prove that quad-core can be integrated into a single chip, but then AMD has the dual-socket platform, which means AMD has the potential to do octo-core on a desktop platform if they do integrate quad-core into single chips. Also, I think it's great that AMD is going for performance-per-watt on K8 first, it'll definitely help them in making K8L even more energy-efficient while delivering more performance since it's based off of the same architecture.
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