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post #11 of 80
Man, oh man...

4.2GHz on air (not stable I know but he did got WinXP to boot), and a sweet 23k on 3DMark06 while being limited by the 3GB of ram detected coz of WinXP 32bits and the use of CCC capping the core oc to 700MHz. This is going to look great under water or even dry ice (finally found a shop in here that can get me whatever I need) with my new hd4850. If it gets over 5GHz (and judging by that suicide run I bet it will) imma buy a second 4850 just for the sake of getting some nice testing done both in xfire and single then I'll post the results.

As I said in another thread, this is the new best bang for the buck on mid end comps, pretty cheap processor (got mine for about 110 euros coz of change rate being great atm) that hasn't been available for more than a few days but already kicks ass.

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Originally Posted by StormX2
Well that is good news!

I wonder how that compares though to an equally clocked E8400, and for giggles, an i7 920 or Q9550

And I wish they have better DDR3 Support.
Well I bet it eats the E8400 at breakfast, maybe the Q9550 too, we'll see about that. As for the i7 920, you'll want to wait for a review of the Phenom II 925/945 when they come out
And the DDR3 problem is limited to people using more than one memory module per channel, so just use 2 modules for now and you're good to go, also AMD stated they're dead set on fixing the issue asap so sticking to DDR2 makes no sense. Also the issue doesn't surface on every system running more than 2 ram modules, some of the high-end modules of different brands are left unaffected so far and I'm willing to take my chances on the Corsair Dominator.
Edited by eXe.Lilith - 2/19/09 at 2:25pm
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Things are at last looking a bit more promising for AMD now - especially after the Core2-era which almost wiped them out.
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Holy balls...no one is rolling their eyes at tricore now (or shouldn't be), especially with those prices.
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post #14 of 80
Damn that's impressive..
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I personally always had good interest into the tri Core

Since Games generally use 2 cores, 3rd core makes sence, its the 4th core that makes less sence =)

I am still hoping that we will see a hybrid GPU core in a CPU that will help govern the actual GPU and pre-process certain information, was hoping to see a tru AMD ATI Chip hehe



My actual thought was That I WANT TO BUILD AMD!!!

but I have 4 x 1 Sticks of DDR3 1600mhz Ram, But I woul donly be able to run them at 1066mhz??
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post #16 of 80
If only three wasn't an odd number.
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post #17 of 80
what difference does it make, Licht?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by StormX2 View Post
I personally always had good interest into the tri Core

Since Games generally use 2 cores, 3rd core makes sence, its the 4th core that makes less sence =)

I am still hoping that we will see a hybrid GPU core in a CPU that will help govern the actual GPU and pre-process certain information, was hoping to see a tru AMD ATI Chip hehe



My actual thought was That I WANT TO BUILD AMD!!!

but I have 4 x 1 Sticks of DDR3 1600mhz Ram, But I woul donly be able to run them at 1066mhz??
Wut??! Dude! Make up your mind! You wanted to go with i7 on the other board. I am actually thinking about dropping some serious cash on a Tricore. They are... different.
Oy... if AMD can make a monolithic 3+1 with the fourth as a GPU then I will start to salivate.

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If only three wasn't an odd number.
Single core is and odd number.
post #19 of 80
Well i am just trying to come up with whatever works for me

and what works fo rme is something that i can use this DDR3 memory that I have effectively and efficiently. if i cannot use all 4 sticks than thats neither effective or efficient. And If these are too high voltage to run on i7 than I am just in a pickle..
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Quote:
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Single core is and odd number.
I will debate whether or not 1 is an odd number. Same way i will 0 being even or odd.
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