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After using the Intel Workstation Board S5000XVN with a pair of yet-to-be-released Xeon X5365 'Clovertown' processors, its safe to say that this is by far the fastest system that we have ever built or used. The 'V8' incarnation that Intel showed off is not the average grocery getter, it is the muscle cars of computing. This system is reserved for those power users that don't care about how many Watts of power are consumed or how expensive this system will end up being, as this is about having the best performance and nothing more.

Having eight cores increased performance dramatically on multi-threaded applications where all of the cores can be put to use. For single-threaded use this system is no different than that Core 2 Duo that is more than likely already inside your system as long as it's running 3GHz with a 1333MHz FSB of course. The future of computing is headed towards multi-threaded applications, so down the road support for eight cores shouldn't be a big deal or even shocking.

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/527/1/

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I can't remember.... what is the difference of V8 and a dual-socket server/workstation system?
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WOW. Nice.
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OCN should invest in one and fold on it!
It's about time!
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I agree!

Thats a monster!
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I can't remember.... what is the difference of V8 and a dual-socket server/workstation system?
Next up AMD is going to bring quad-socket computing to desktops... Those exist already, so just take out the ECC and whoila desktop quad-socket computing!
    
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I can't remember.... what is the difference of V8 and a dual-socket server/workstation system?
It is just a marketing gimmick i think.
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OCN should invest in one and fold on it!
I agree. Everybody give 5 bucks to taeric, then he can fold with it.


Back on topic. That is just.....insane
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Again... what is the difference of this and the dual-socket server motherboards that came out over 6 months ago?
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I was thinkin', since my Quad is sealed up in a box and ready to go out to CyberDruid, I would move to an Octo-Core workstation build but I just don't want to go Xeon chips.

I wish someone would introduce a dual Core 2 Socket board. =\\
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