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Thx for news too
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This is interesting. Thanks for posting this up.
    
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Excellent article. I don't visit Tom's that often anymore (you can't spell Tom's Hardware without A-D-S), but this is great info for people trying to decide on a processor.
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Excellent article. I don't visit Tom's that often anymore (you can't spell Tom's Hardware without A-D-S), but this is great info for people trying to decide on a processor.
Similar mate, used to love the site. I just spotted it in my rss at work, so browsed over thought it was a pretty awesome comparison. surely most of the data was archive. still to compile it all? respect. Biggest was how the quads pull in the cpu graphic test, if we didn't have the gpu's we have we'd all be drooling over the quads a lot more.


Something I found funny.. TH qouting prices and there ads being much.. *** I'm not buying from those R!pping off Barstewards..

    
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Heh, nice picture. As an aside, since the processors are priced "per 1,000", can you imagine ordering 1,000 of the QX6850's? "$999,000? Yeah man, just put it on the Visa."

Anyways --- from what I read, it's still a tad early to get a quad-processor... at least for mainstream users. Not all applications are taking advantage of all 4 cores, and when they do (a year or so down the road), there will be better quad chips available from both AMD (using more of a "true" quad design) and Intel. They'll also probably be cheaper.
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I loved the DDR3 vrs DDR2 section...DDR2 with lower latencies still is on par or beats out DDR3. However they did guess that the next phase of DDR3 will be much much better.

And I also love where the E6600 kept showing up in the lists...yeah I definately won't upgrade to a quad for quite some time. Once they start getting utilized better I will think about it...or if I got it dirt cheap.
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Heh, nice picture. As an aside, since the processors are priced "per 1,000", can you imagine ordering 1,000 of the QX6850's? "$999,000? Yeah man, just put it on the Visa."

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that would be a hell of a million doller folding farm.. hehe

I'd agree with you for games and general apps. But some of the engineering tools I use don't utilise the GPU for actually calculating the geomerty or the analysis. I'm hoping expecting 50%-100% better performance at least. See the 3d studio max comparison for an example, although 3ds max does utilise alot of the gpu these days.
    
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The reason the performance boost is so low is the NB latencies I would imagine.
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