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Yes, but if you're building a rig with that much CPU power it would make sense that you're going to use it with programs that can take advantage of alot of cores. I mean hell you have 12 Xeon cores, it wouldn't make sense for a program to only use up to 12 cores and not 48, because if it can use that any cores already (12) it makes sense for the program to use more. Unless for some weird reason it's optimized for 12 cores and not more.

But otherwise you're right. Small time applications will be faster with the Xeon but if you're buying a SR-2 with 2 Xeons simply for gaming purposes or others that won't even take advantage of the 12 cores then you're either just benching or have too much money to burn or just want the bragging rights.

When we're talking about total computing power with programs that can utilize alot of cores and optimized for parallel processing, like FOLDING and whatnot, 48-cores (even if they're inferior AMD ones) should trump 12 Xeon cores.

It's not a flame war. And I'm not saying AMD is better than Intel. Every setup/CPU/etc. has its own advantages and disadvanages. I called out that statement because the OP blatantly said "SR-2 is the most powerful" without qualifying any of it.

Depending on what it is used for either the dual Xeon or the quad Magny-Cours is "the most powerful." But to simply say that the dual Xeon SR-2 is the most powerful setup is incorrect. Besides, there are Xeon setups that probably will trump a puny SR-2 (ie full on server mobos with quad Xeon sockets?).

yes, but then we would also factor in chinese super computers, shall i change it to 'consumer-level' also, dont get so heated haha, its a guide to help people so just tell me what you want changed, and i will rectify the problem, as i have only seen sr-2's on here, and no magny-cours.
    
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a lot of programs dont use up to 48 cores as far as i am aware.
hence my point, although the other guy, cannot remember his ID, has a fair point as well.
    
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Uhh, I'd check some of your facts over. Especially the netbook part.... Any idea what AMD's new APU is....
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Uhh, I'd check some of your facts over. Especially the netbook part.... Any idea what AMD's new APU is....
i will change it when bobcat is out and it has proven performance of the atoms.
    
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131697

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4134/t...-for-miniitx/1

Been reviewed and more powerful than Atom, but I've only seen in the desktop format. Anyone know if there is a netbook Zacate review yet?
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131697

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4134/t...-for-miniitx/1

Been reviewed and more powerful than Atom, but I've only seen in the desktop format. Anyone know if there is a netbook Zacate review yet?
I dont keep up on netbooks as I don't like them. Its currently out in some lenovo netbook. Sorry I don't know more.
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I dont keep up on netbooks as I don't like them. Its currently out in some lenovo netbook. Sorry I don't know more.
netbooks are great! with the exception of the single core ones which i do not like, at all, i could never use a 15" laptop travelling again! my 1201n is amazing, i love it, whats your reasoning for not liking them? i suppose a 13" ULV is a lot more powerful from my experience, but slightly too big for my liking, 12" is the sweet spot for me.
    
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For me was all about budget, and when it comes to games the similar performance factor. If I can game at good fps I dont care what processor Im using as long as I feel I got the best bang for my buck
    
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For me was all about budget, and when it comes to games the similar performance factor. If I can game at good fps I dont care what processor Im using as long as I feel I got the best bang for my buck
same for me, the 1055t has just a little more power than i need, for very little money in retrospect, and so is perfect for my needs, i do heavy video editing and a lot of photoshop and soon gaming when i get my new card and psu, so yes an i7 may of benefited me in shaving 30 seconds off a render or so, but i doubt vegas even uses more than 2 cores, so when i OC, it will be enough
    
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in the beginning you say "intel has more water cooling options" then you suggest amd?
maybe a typo
How does this work ? Buy Amd hold down plates to said blocks.

Also as long as my machine delivers 60 FPS on nearly all my games bar Crysis I am happy, have only just started OC this beast. It's different to say the least, the way you have to balance setting whilst playing with CPU Frequency and the voltages. Love it, it keeps me on my toes, better than that noob BE.

Not to insult anyone with a BE, it's just that I see a lot of threads basically saying need help flipping one switch and one voltage.
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