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post #11 of 28
i really am excited for nehalem, especially the 8 core. i hope it has atleast 18mb cache.
post #12 of 28
Hmm if CD got 2 of these for his skulltrail board. 12 cores of powah!
post #13 of 28
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Originally Posted by The Llama View Post
I'm kind of confused with all of the additional cores... Have they even optimized programs or code to take advantage of 2 cores yet? I'd be a lot happier if they would perfect what they've got out there now rather than keep going with the "more must equal better" approach. Don't get me wrong, I bought a quad AMD, but I'm kind of saddened by the fact that there's really nothing that's going to take full advantage of all 4 processors to speed up one task.
Servers are always looking for more processing power so this would be a very powerful server chip. Plus, since it is for the existing s771 socket, it would be a "cheap" upgrade for existing customers since they don't have to upgrade everything.

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my question is what socket layout will it have? i cant seem LGA 775 supporting 6 cores.
It will be for the server socket, s771. There's no reason why it can't support 6 cores since it will still use the same FSB as the quads. It is the same FSB that connects the NB to the chip packaging. The difference is that for the quads, the FSB diverges into 2 channels. If this hex chip has L3, then I would expect the FSB to connect to the L3 which then will diverge to the three dies. My question is if there will be ample bandwidth per core. Even if they use a 1600MHz FSB, that's still quite a drop in bandwidth per core. Perhaps the L3 will remedy this.
    
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post #14 of 28
its because the q6600 isnt a quad core, it's two dual core in parralel... same with six core, and eight core.

now, should i wait and not buy the q6600 ? lol
     
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post #15 of 28
Sounds cool...and scary! =O
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Ohh the TDP of that
Can't be any hotter than the Prescotts were.
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post #17 of 28
Really if you are just interested in folding or doing workstation work you just get Xeons, otherwise why would anyone want to buy a mainstream 6 cores considering how cheap quads are right now
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post #18 of 28
MCMing 3 cores together... As if the C2Q didn't give off enough heat as it is. This is a little ridiculous.
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post #19 of 28
Looks like the first Nehalems will be server chips? Where's the desktop gamer stuff?
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Looks like the first Nehalems will be server chips? Where's the desktop gamer stuff?
I don't think you need that much for gaming.
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