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I believe Conroe do run at a higher FSB with lower multiplier compared to K8, hence why 3Ghz on K8 with 334 FSB (overclocked Opteron or X2) instead of 200 FSB (FX-74) would beat Conroe at 2.66Ghz (E6700) in real world performance,
Increasing the FSB speed wont matter - the bandwidth is not saturated, so it wont make a difference. A 2.66 GHz Core2 will always beat a 3GHz K8 in nearly everything.
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matching higher model Conroe at 2.91Ghz [sic] (X6800)
Matching? Sorry but a 3GHz K8 cannot touch a 2.93GHz X6800. Thats like saying a 3GHz P4 matches a 3GHz K8 - it just wont happen.
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especially when comparing to the AM2 X2 4000+ (2x 1Mb L2) because that can use DDR2 just like Conroe.
The performance difference between DDR and DDR2 is less than 5%. Its not going to make any noticable difference.
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The real fun will start when Barcelona and Intel's *real* Quad Core CPUs come out in 2007.
will they come out with real quad core xeons also?
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I don't know the roadmap of the Xeons, but I'd assume when Intel releases a desktop version, a server version is not far behind
    
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It's server technology for enthusiasts

Please do realize that you can already have eight cores (two Cloverton core Xeons on an socke 771 mobo. Server tech though, thus not really for us enthusiasts.

whether the platform has a future is yet to be seen. Maybe, yes, but it's a new approach which is risky. It's indeed a niche market right now as Jori stated. $700 for CPUs + $400 for a mobo does take it up to the high end market. Nice stuff, but pricey.

The real fun will start when Barcelona and Intel's *real* Quad Core CPUs come out in 2007.
12 SATA, 4 PCI-E slots.. Its intense lol.
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AMD didnt "rush" quad core.
You're right. They still don't have it.
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You're right. They still don't have it.
They offer a system with 4 cores though. And it scales fairly nicely due to Direct Connect.
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They offer a system with 4 cores though. And it scales fairly nicely due to Direct Connect.
That's not the point. AMD does not have a quad core available. If you want to argue this point, Intel has Octal cores.
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That's not the point. AMD does not have a quad core available. If you want to argue this point, Intel has Octal cores.
Im not arguing it? Im simply saying WHAT they have. They dont have Quad core on 1 die, but they have 4 cpu's available on a dual socket platform, that like I said scales well with direct connect so it likely performs at least near the level a quad core K8 would, albeit still a bit slower.
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post #49 of 70
Octal Core AMD anyone?

Just four Socket 940 Optys, and you're all set.

Oh, plus a second mortgage
    
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would four opty's be faster that two clovertowns?
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