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Penryn, X38, and DDR3

Poll Results: What Should I Do?

Poll expired: Jul 9, 2007  
  • 28% (10)
    Get: Conroe, DDR2, and P35
  • 62% (22)
    Get: Penryn, DDR2/3, and X38
  • 8% (3)
    Get: Barcalonda... Haha, good one.
35 Total Votes  
post #1 of 33
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Do you guys think I should wait until Q3/Q4'07 to get a PC instead of purchasing a Conroe now? If I wait I can get a Dual Core Penryn 45nm Processor with 6MB of L2 Cache, an Intel or Asus X38 Chipset SLi Motherboard, and cheaper DD2/DDR3 Ram. If I get my PC now it will be the one in my system specs; an E6600, G. Skill HZ's, and an Asus P5K Deluxe.

I've been searching the forums looking for more imformation regarding this new technology but I could not find much. So far I've figured out:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Intel Penryn Information Thread
This is what the 45nm transistor technology is capable of according to Intel:

-Approximately twice the transistor density (great for smaller chip sizes or increased transistor counts)

-Approximately 30 percent reduction in transistor-switching power

-Greater than 20 percent improvement in transistor-switching speed or a greater than 5 times reduction in source-drain leakage power

-Greater than 10 times reduction in transistor gate oxide leakage for lower power requirements and increased battery life
-Intel Penryn Information Thread

Discuss.
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post #2 of 33
I am thinking the exact same thing, but ive decided to wait until x38
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post #3 of 33
get a quadcore then. they probably have some midrange ones this time as well. then get an X38, or P35. you can decide between ddr2 and 3 by then.
post #4 of 33
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I'll probably kick myself for getting a Conroe when Penryn's Extreme Editions hit the market; breaking 25k in 3DMark's. Oblivion, you also have SLi so X38 would be a very good choice; seeing that your CPU is also bottlenecking your GTX's (slightly).

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post #5 of 33
Dude, totally hold out for Penryn and x38. It'll be out soon.

I was all excited when the P5K's came out, but that was until i learned about x38's. The performance of Penryn on an x38 should be astounding.
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post #6 of 33
should be, but it's not like intel are always honest about performance..
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post #7 of 33
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I just have one question: What about Ram? To run a 1:1 you need DDR2-667 Ram with these 1333FSB Monsters. How come DDR3 has higher clocks then?

Edit /// Yeah, I'm waiting. A Dual Core Wolfdale (Penryn?) is running at 3.33GHz and is beating a Quad Core Kentsfield that is running at 2.93GHz. And is this is with a modified Bad Axe 2 and with the wrong BIOS.

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Don't you already have a Conroe?
    
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post #9 of 33
to run 1:2, which is better than 1:1 since its sinc'd with the quadpumped FSB, and speeds are twice as fast. it OCs like mad too.
post #10 of 33
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Transonic View Post
Don't you already have a Conroe?
Nope. I'm was going to go purchase this Sig Rig in a week (CPU, Ram, Motherboard) but I'll wait for Penryn. My Pentium-D should hold up fine.

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