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post #11 of 31
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You know anything about pricing on the xeons? I'm wondering if they will be cheap...also, do you mean Aug/Sept. of this year? Thx paul.
Yes, Intel is launching these chips as a direct results of the Barcelona launch.

L5430 $519
E5450 $851
X5460 $1172

The prices on the new quad core 45nm Xeon chips ranged from $209 for the E4505 and up to $1172 for the X5460. The low power consumption chips carry a nice premium.

http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=8074

The pricing page reports Q4 pricing / launch. However, I have seen information about the launch being in September.
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I dont see why so many people are talking about the clock speed? It has been almost a year sence they last benchmarked a test opturon at 1.6GHZ and that was right behind an xeon clocked at over 2.5GHz,I think that once they get these bad boys up to 2.8 and 3.0GHz you will see intel up there clock speed to 3.8 or higher just like they did with the pentium 4s and all there othere CPUs.
    
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post #13 of 31
these ain't going to be cheap
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Not the best but not bad either. I rather like the look of those quad core opterons. Yum.
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I dont see why so many people are talking about the clock speed? It has been almost a year sence they last benchmarked a test opturon at 1.6GHZ and that was right behind an xeon clocked at over 2.5GHz,I think that once they get these bad boys up to 2.8 and 3.0GHz you will see intel up there clock speed to 3.8 or higher just like they did with the pentium 4s and all there othere CPUs.
A year ago? It wasn't nearly that long ago. And the 1.6Ghz chip was 54% slower than a 2.4Ghz Xeon.
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post #16 of 31
poor poor amd... i kinda feel bad because now intel had all aspects of many markets covered. for shame amd, for shame!
    
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I cannot believe you people have not learned your lesson, why do people out there still believe that the speed of a cpu is more important. What is faster, a 2.4 C2D, or a 3.2 Pentium D, the C2D, architecture is much more important now and dont forget, with smaller processes, you can easily ramp up the speed, hopefully, just like the c2d's.
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I cannot believe you people have not learned your lesson, why do people out there still believe that the speed of a cpu is more important. What is faster, a 2.4 C2D, or a 3.2 Pentium D, the C2D, architecture is much more important now and dont forget, with smaller processes, you can easily ramp up the speed, hopefully, just like the c2d's.
CPU speed is important. Higher speed is always faster... (makes sense)

Architecture is important (and has always been).
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CPU speed is important. Higher speed is always faster... (makes sense)

Architecture is important (and has always been).
I rather have an architecture that can pwn at 2Ghz than one that requires 4+...
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CPU speed is important. Higher speed is always faster... (makes sense)

Architecture is important (and has always been).
UHHHHHH, no, higher speed is not always faster, like I said earlier, its like saying a pentium D even at, lets say 4 Ghz, is better than a Core2Duo at 3 Ghz and no it is not, architecture is much more important.
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