Originally Posted by jonny1989
OO have you forgot the days of the mitey intel powning? AMD came out with the first realy dual core wich put the Pentium Ds to shame.Also in a real quad core all the cores know what the othere are doing thus making it more aware of what to do next not what for INTELs out dates FSB system to tell it.this will boost the proformane greatly.I do like intel but they need to come out with the real deal before i buy one of there new procs.I just whant faster CPUs at better prices not some half @$$ thing for $1,200.
The Athlon X2 was faster than the Pentium D simply because it was a Netburst CPU. Whether it is "true" quad core or not, the performance difference is negligible. There is no real advantage except maybe some slight power savings.
And all cores know exactly what the others are doing. C2Q has something called cache snooping, and allows all the CPUs to quickly and easily synchronize their caches. This uses very little bandwidth, so the FSB doesnt play any part in limiting performance. Call it outdated if you want, but it works just fine. Its too bad AMD spent so much time on integrated memory controllers and Hypertransport rather than making a better CPU.