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    Re: When quad-cores collide: AMD Phenom vs Intel Core 2 Quad

    Its not retail yet and until its final any scores should be taken with a pinch of salt, yes it looks poor now but lets hold final comments until its ready to launch.

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    Re: When quad-cores collide: AMD Phenom vs Intel Core 2 Quad

    The northbridge is manufactured on a 65nm process, and AMD claims a 10W TDP, compared to Intel X38's 26W.

    The RD790 northbridge is based on a 65nm manufacturing process and, AMD claims, offers a 10W TDP, compared to Intel X38's 26W.
    Minor repetition there. You repeated yourself there.[/bad joke]

    Very sad for AMD, and this is not good for competition. Does however make me feel extremely smug with my 3ghz Intel quad.

    Plus the SB600 is totally crap compared to the current competition, and I can't think of any other (including third party) south bridge they can use until AMD's own SB700 comes out.

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    Re: When quad-cores collide: AMD Phenom vs Intel Core 2 Quad

    By the way, can you guess why the platform is dubbed Spider? Answers in our forums, please.
    4 CPU cores + 4 GPUs = 8 legs, with a mobo in the middle? What do I win?

    Disapointing results from AMD there, can only hope that production parts show better performance.

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    Re: When quad-cores collide: AMD Phenom vs Intel Core 2 Quad

    You know the Sandra Benchmarks they could be somewhat floored due to not running more than one thread due to lacking support.

    I be interested if that's the case... Just scroll down your list to where it say's total test threads in the memory bandwidth test on each platform.

    If it say's 1 on the K10 then tests are floored.

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    Re: When quad-cores collide: AMD Phenom vs Intel Core 2 Quad

    So disappointed...
    This means that intel will likely be ahead of the game for the next year atleast, which is very bad for consumers as they can effectively price what they want for their entire quad core range with so little competition from amd.
    Im all for supporting the underdog, but the fact is that its just not an option at this stage.

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    Re: When quad-cores collide: AMD Phenom vs Intel Core 2 Quad

    LOL, anyone see a trend here first ATI were slow at getting the new GPU out to out perform the 8800 they failed, same has happened with the new line of cpus, intel and nvidia are going to dominate for quite some time imo, common AMD pull your socks up

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    Re: When quad-cores collide: AMD Phenom vs Intel Core 2 Quad

    Right now, pressed for buying advice, we'd recommend our readers opt for the competition's processor, chipset, and graphics cards.
    shame.....but so true

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    Re: When quad-cores collide: AMD Phenom vs Intel Core 2 Quad

    I have a suggestion - substitute pop4pound(C) in reviews instead of the currently used wordage based on a failing currency =)

    Slightly more on topic - Being a staunch AMD fanboi who 6 months ago built an AM2 based system hoping to be able to drop an Agena in when released and laugh at the Intel masses left coveting their inferior technology, I am understandably underwhelmed by the performance of AMDs new technological marvel. Now I've read just about all the reviews of AMD's Phenom & Spider platform and the general consensus is that the core logic is great, the graphics cards show promise and the best thing to come from their release is the Overdrive OS based BIOS utility. An interesting revelation is how well the X2 6400 stacks up against its quad core competition in running normal (i.e. non quad core optimised) applications.


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    Re: When quad-cores collide: AMD Phenom vs Intel Core 2 Quad

    I've always been an AMD fan, because they have always made excellent products. I had an old Pentium II processor back in the late 90's, and since then its been all AMD. In fact, my computer I'm using right now is powered by the AMD FX-60 running at 3.0ghz. It overclocked 400mhz no problem, and has held well for over a year.

    Anyway, its too bad AMD has let down the consumer as of late with the poor chips they are putting out. For several years Intel just couldn't compete with AMD, hence why I went with the FX-60 chip.

    Looks like the tides have changed and AMD is 2nd tier. It's sad because I'm looking to get a laptop some time beginning of next year, and was hoping to get another AMD chip; but with Intel completely smoking AMD its not worth investing in AMD right now.

    Hopefully someday they'll take the crown again.

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