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Buy the 45nm quads and upgrade or wait till the new Nehalem's in '09?

Just post one or the other...lol
    
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45nm Quad
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*waiting for Nehalem*

thinking of going dual eight-core setup, depending on what's available, but im foregoing getting a better overclocking board for my Q6600 so i can save money for some sort of unholy monster.
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*waiting for Nehalem*

thinking of going dual eight-core setup, depending on what's available, but im foregoing getting a better overclocking board for my Q6600 so i can save money for some sort of unholy monster.
I wonder if 8-core will still be overkill though in '09 for real-world apps?
    
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I wonder if 8-core will still be overkill though in '09 for real-world apps?
unfortunately for my wallet, nothing is ever overkill for 3DS Max and Maya =(

fortunately, the programs make you money to pay for it... sort of.
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unfortunately for my wallet, nothing is ever overkill for 3DS Max and Maya =(

fortunately, the programs make you money to pay for it... sort of.
But moreso for games hehe
    
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I think the real big CPU upgrade for games is going to be sandy bridge, memory on die AND a graphics subsystem can make for some really interesting multi-threading. But i'd never advocate waiting till 2010 for an upgrade. I mean come on.. you only have one GTX? I bet you can't even play Duke Nukem 3D on medium @ 800x600. How do you get by man?
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I think the real big CPU upgrade for games is going to be sandy bridge, memory on die AND a graphics subsystem can make for some really interesting multi-threading. But i'd never advocate waiting till 2010 for an upgrade. I mean come on.. you only have one GTX? I bet you can't even play Duke Nukem 3D on medium @ 800x600. How do you get by man?

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I think the real big CPU upgrade for games is going to be sandy bridge, memory on die AND a graphics subsystem can make for some really interesting multi-threading. But i'd never advocate waiting till 2010 for an upgrade. I mean come on.. you only have one GTX? I bet you can't even play Duke Nukem 3D on medium @ 800x600. How do you get by man?
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lolwut?
hah, forget the duke nukem jab, twas but a joke. But i was saying that I think gaming utilization of the CPU won't go much beyond multi-threading before the Sandy Bridge platform is released.

45nm Core 2 -> Nehalem 45nm -> 32nm Nehalem Shrink -> Sandy Bridge 32nm

Sandy bridge will have the memory controller on the processor, and will have a gfx system on the processor, assuming intl stick's to their roadmap.

What this will allow is higher resolution textures as we'll all be on 8GB by then, and it will be piped directly into the processor. On top of that, you've also got the graphics pipeline starting in the cpu, not a very far distance to travel once data is off the hard drive. IMO, it will be a more noticable performance increase than single-core to dual-core upgrades..

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