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is their a mobo out that has two AM2 sockets, perferably with dual x16 PCI Express?<br />
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Needed badly, are their plans for a board like this to come out, and will it be overclockable, and if not is it posable to make one by switching the BiO's?
 

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ok, thats is AM2 compatable right?<br><br>
im actualy waiting for the new quad-cores
 

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I am not sure on which platform 4x4 will be<br />
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AM2 motherboards will be able to handle AM3 CPUs, and K8L, but I am not even sure 4x4 will be either of those, or different alltogether.<br />
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and 4x4 will be with two dual core CPUs, for a total of four cores.<br />
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Maybe, a dual four core version will come out, with a total of eight cores.<br />
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Plus, I have yet to see how mobo manufacturers are going to make that overclockable, if they even want to spend the resources on that.
 

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If you really wanted to you could get a dual socket 939 Tyan board and get a couple of cheap opty 2xx. I wouldn't advise it though seeing as 4x4 and stuff is here next month.
 

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Or a socket 1207 board <img src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" /><br />
<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131038" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131038</a><br />
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Again, don't know about overclockability, and no idea what the compatibility is. This is obviously a server board, and you'll need registered ECC RAM. Not really what you're looking for.<br />
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I'd wait for true Quad Core. I don't think 4x4 is going to be all what's is supposed to be (yeah, it'll be fast, but also pricey, and Intel already is launching Kentsfield soon)
 

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yes, I shall indeed wait it out, and if the 4x4 is aimed at desktops particulary gaming machines and other high end machines i would assume their going to have over ckockability, in anycase id rather have 2 CPU's than just one Overclocked CPU anyday <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
 

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why bother with two cpu's, programmers dont even use two cores let alone two cpu's.<br />
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i doubt they will be overclockable, becuase that would mean both cpu's would have to be able to overclock the same, which we all know they arent.
 

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if youve been reading about the 4x4 youd already know their working on a game to use the new platform, and soon i would imagine more will follow, <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
 

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</div>who are working on a game ?<br />
what game ?<br />
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and i doubt it, its gonna be next year before we finally see a few games with multi core support<br />
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so give it years before multi cpu support is added <img src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" />
 

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There are already games using multiple cores. As far I know, the patch for Oblivion makes it work on multiple cores.<br />
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I'd rather have a single CPU (Quad Core) than two Dual Core CPUs. I am pretty certain that the whole communication between the CPUs and all other buses, etc. will result in slower performance than a single Quad Core CPU.<br />
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I think 4x4 is a desperation move. AMD can say it'll be overclockable, but it's the motherboard manufacturers and BIOS composers who have to actually solve the issue of dual overclockable CPUs. As far I know, it's not been done before, and I do expect lots of issues. I mean, if a single CPU platform is already plagued by BIOS trouble (as well AM2 as Core 2 Duo - you have to get the right mobo with the right BIOS to make things tick), I would expect much more issues with Dual CPUs. Plus, indeed, each CPU has it's own overclock characteristics. How is it going to work? <br />
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I have yet to see even a prototype of a 4x4 board (unless I've just been lazy on the research). We all know how far in advance folks were already playing with Core 2 Duo.<br />
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I am sceptical at best.<br />
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I do hope AMD will pull out something soon, since that's only good for us customers, but honestly, 4x4 ain't gonna be it. I have more faith in their true quad core development.<br />
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Then again, I just hope I might be proven wrong.<br />
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Plus, it seems 4x4 is going to be a very expensive platform.
 

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I've heard rumors about taht also, but nothing confirmed.... that's why I did not mention it.<br />
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We'll have to see. If so, I'd doubt we'll see much overclocking capabilities.
 

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well a quad-core will proly outperform 2 dual-core cpus, of course im hoping that if 4x4 does come out that quad-core AMD's will use the same socket <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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and im shure they could make a BIOS for it, I mean its just like having two HD's set to master but on different channels right?
 

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Question is if motherboard manufacturers want the spend all the engineering resources into a platform that's merely a bridge toward single CPU multi core syustem and only for a small market (given the high prices).<br />
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Don't expect it.<br />
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And you know that CPUs have different overclocking characteristics. I have to wonder how sensitive this platform is to differences in CPU speeds, etc. I mean, Dual Channel RAM and RAID are both fairly sensitive to differences in hardware and speeds.... I am guessing this will be the same
 
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