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my friend just bet me that i have until apr 2007 to build a computer<br><br>
and i dunno what to do now<br><br>
should i wait for quad core? ( kentsfield doesnt seem to be true quadcore)<br>
should a i get a 6700?<br><br><br>
(im gonna watercool that maybe rock on!!!)<br><br>
i havent seen a mobo with 1066 yet i see alot of the 800 rams going especially<br>
OCZ since they appear to be sensational overclockers<br><br>
i have many questions but they dont seem to fit so i rounded them down<br><br>
will post a/the potential build/s soon
 

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<div style="font-style:italic"> ( kentsfield doesnt seem to be true quadcore)</div>

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</div> It has 4 operational cores what more does there have to be?? Its not like the older PD EE chips with dual cores and HT, the Kentsfield is a quad core chip meaning it has 4 differant cores.
 

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The Core 2 Quad (Kentsfield) is a true 4 core CPU. I dont know what you are smoking, but it seems to be working.<br />
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I would personally get the E6600 (or the next up) and good RAM. If money is no object, then go for the Kentsfield.
 

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Kentsfield isn't a true quad-core CPU in the sense that there won't be four cores on a single die. Instead, it'll be two dies, stuck together on the same packaging. Each core will have 2MiB of cache to play with. The QX6700 will have a TDP of 130W (eek), although the tamer parts will be closer to 100W.<br />
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<a href="http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=6820" target="_blank">http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=6820</a><br />
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can someone burn that section of the intarnet plz :_< so kentsfield is the wrong tag and i read the article wrong<br />
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sounds good<br />
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im bettin on a e6700 c2d and like 2 gigs of ram minimum<br />
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the video card isnt a big deal since i rly just waitin till directx10 comes out<br />
and need a foothold.<br />
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the mobo would be nice if it had raid support<br />
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i been hearing about thish wicked dfi board supposed to spank the asus gigabyte ordeal something decently fierce.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">The Core 2 Quad (Kentsfield) is a true 4 core CPU. I dont know what you are smoking, but it seems to be working.<br><br>
I would personally get the E6600 (or the next up) and good RAM. If money is no object, then go for the Kentsfield.</div>
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That statement is BS, there are 4 cores in the chip reguardless how you look at it, each dual core portion will have a 4mb shared cache not 2mb per core like the old netburst chips. If there is 4 cores inside 1 chip then that makes it a quad core chip no matter how they put it together, also the quad will have twice the operating power of a conroe because it is 2 conroes built into one chip. The question that should be asked is which one can you afford.<br>
Either way you go you will notice a huge increase in performance over what you have now.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)">
 

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What it will do is perform faster than the current dual core chips. It is not a quad core cpu in the true sense though, and this is what is coming from both companies next year.<br />
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Two dual core chips cannot communicate as efficiently through a pcb as four cores on one die.<br />
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Whether the true quad core architectures "Barcelona" and "Yorkfield" will have the performance that you would expect remains to be seen<br />
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Edit: yorkfield not yorktown
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Your friend *bet* you? What the hell does that mean?</div>

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</div>I was wondering the same thing...<br />
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