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Wow, this is very bizarre set of results....

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It's really stunning - a system with half the cores and 2/3 the FSB/memory bandwidth (13.3 GB/s on The Quad vs 21.2 GB/s on The Oct ), has between 50% and twice better memory score, depending on the benchmark run - in Sandra, the 60% theoretical memory bandwidth advantage of The Oct turned into twice the result advantage for The Quad: 4.33 GB/s vs 8.65 GB/s. The latency - even worse: consistent double advantage for The Quad. After all, if you were to convert the latency in ns from DDR2-833 CL3 to DDR2-667 CL5, it would be exactly two times, even before adding the buffering overhead - so, in this case, FB-DIMM actually performs well, hah.
http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=37821
 
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This is outrageous. If only they would run SPEC performance benchmark. Now that would be much more professional. I think it shows how inferior Windows XP would be regarding Multi-Thread apps. guess the result might look more realistic if the also run the entire main benchmarks apps in Windows 2003.
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YES my Q6600 is still in the ring!
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well it looks like more cores doesnt beat a better arc.
    
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all synthetic, gimme 4 gen from now games that fully utilize multiple cores.
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Octal? cough OVERKILL cough.

    
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these synthetic tests show absolutely nothing. in a different environment cough*realOS*cough optimized for octal core i am sure the difference would not be as great, if existent.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad_Handlez89 View Post
Octal? cough OVERKILL cough.

LOL
I think having more cores doesn't help much.
Higher clock speeds is what we need
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Quote:
Originally Posted by That_guy3 View Post
LOL
I think having more cores doesn't help much.
Higher clock speeds is what we need
It wont help much.....till we start overclocking them
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