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Im waiting on it too Id like to check out barcelona prices before I do take the plunge, as well as updated drivers for the HD2900 to see if it can get results. But July 22 is coming right up, and Im in the best part of a build, choosing parts
I'm interesting in seeing what AMD's new chips will do/cost as well. I swore I saw somewhere that they will have upwards of 16mb of cache per core or something crazy like that. . . . Should be VERY interesting ^_^
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post #12 of 32
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I'm interesting in seeing what AMD's new chips will do/cost as well. I swore I saw somewhere that they will have upwards of 16mb of cache per core or something crazy like that. . . . Should be VERY interesting ^_^
Too much L2 cache will make their prices skyrocket, that memory is expensive as hell.
 
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if it out performs my fx-62...it's a given..yes. i'm waiting on it along with a new evga mobo
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I'm interesting in seeing what AMD's new chips will do/cost as well. I swore I saw somewhere that they will have upwards of 16mb of cache per core or something crazy like that. . . . Should be VERY interesting ^_^
On paper AMD's stuff always looks good, but we'll never know until it comes out. Heck Quad FX was a great performer, it just involved a $1500 mobo/CPUs and a huge power supply. On paper, they claim Barcelona will have a 50% performance increase over C2D, but only the release will tell us the truth. After the 2900... who knows? Maybe we really will need that 2000W PSU Ultra's trying to push...
    
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im still trying to decide what gpu to get, i wanna upgrade to vista and dx10 but i cant decide what gpu to get or if i should wait a bit

i am kind of interested in one of the p35 mobos though, those look tasty

q6600 may be in my future if i can get this darn smp windows folding to work
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I'm waiting for the Penryn for sure
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I'm in the middle of saving money/buying parts for my C2D build so I may purchase my MB last and get one that will support the penryn chips
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post #18 of 32
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anyone waiting on the extreme prices to drop? what is the main difference between the extreme editions and the q6600. can the performance be justifed by price
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isn't the biggest difference with the extreme's the unlocked multiplier?
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post #20 of 32
I'm definetly getting a Quad before the end of the year. I dont know if ill get the Q6600 once it comes down but I swore to myself I will never buy a CPU over 300$. Why? there is never really a difference that I notice once I go over that. example right now. An E6600 at 266$ will perform preety much the same as all quads out there ( to my perspective, not the benches) when native quads and quad support comes up, the Q6600 will be under 300$. see the cycle?)
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