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What has gotten into Intel to redesign a server motherboard to be fully compatible with AMD-Ati's CrossFire and Nvidia's Sli? Their processor line-up is already beating the competition and the high-end cpu's are mostly quite pricy. Two expensive cpu's, one expensive motherboard, four expensive memory sticks and two expensive video cards make ... an expensive system. My first question when hearing about the SkullTrail innovation was "who's going to buy this?". As noted before, this is being launched as the ultimate gamer's platform, but what gamer is capable of paying for this kind of setup?
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WOOOO 1/2 FPS more in crysis where do I sign up for one!
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In the UK it is on pre-order. Cannot find any pre-orders for the US yet. Maybe CyberDruid could tell you from where
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WOOOO 1/2 FPS more in crysis where do I sign up for one!
Exactly why ppl should throw things like 3DMark06 and Bottlenecks in the trash, CPU does very little in gaming and i can't see that changing...
 
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Exactly why ppl should throw things like 3DMark06 and Bottlenecks in the trash, CPU does very little in gaming and i can't see that changing...
But think about that enormous epeen!
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These are already out there, OCN member Cyberdruid already has one, and he's had nothing but problems with this thing.
    
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Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post
Exactly why ppl should throw things like 3DMark06 and Bottlenecks in the trash, CPU does very little in gaming and i can't see that changing...
Not true...I overclocked this chip to 2.8 and I saw a ~10 FPS increase in Crysis.
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Not true...I overclocked this chip to 2.8 and I saw a ~10 FPS increase in Crysis.
But your playing at a CPU bound resolution.
 
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post #9 of 9
I would say it has a place in folding but the HD3K series will be able to fold soon. No CPU(s) will keep up with a teraflop of 3870x2 might.
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