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    Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770: is there a need?

    Intel paper-launches a processor that's not really needed.
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    Re: Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770: is there a need?

    I was really under the impression that Barcelona isnt doing too bad in the server side of things.. I supposed the whole native quad core thingy didnt pay off in the desktop field..

    I kind of remembered that I read somewhere that the Barcelona scaled really well with clock speed and multiple sockets as well..

    We'll see.. AMD is turning mostly into an OEM company than an enthusiast company..
    Me want Ultrabook


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    Re: Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770: is there a need?

    4 gig overclock.....!!!

    Hell, that's a BEAST!!!!!!

    My Quad at 2.67 is a monster...

    4 gig!!!??

    Mind boggling.

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    Re: Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770: is there a need?

    QX9770 can not only requires the national grid, it also adds to global warming....

    Still wouldn't say no to one as my x2 4400 is looking old now...

    only 2.67 Zak??

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    Re: Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770: is there a need?

    yup, and tbh, it's so damn fast, I struggle to use it all
    I love my Quad....these new ones must be unfeasably fast

    I'd love to use one for Folding@Home

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    Re: Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770: is there a need?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33
    tbh, it's so damn fast, I struggle to use it all
    I found a program called MediaCoder that appears to use all four cores, and is useful for ripping DVDs, and is free (Y).

    There is clearly a need for Intel to avoid waiting for AMD to catch up, for them and for us - the consumers. It will be interesting to see if Intel can learn from AMD and combine the benefits of onboard memory controllers and "native" quad cores with their huge Core2 advantages in their future processors.

    It is sad for me that Intel is now releasing stock-clocked CPUs that are faster than the one I own, but it had to happen eventually.

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    Re: Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770: is there a need?

    DeSean,

    You've just described Nehalem - Intel's upcoming replacement to Penryn.

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    Re: Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770: is there a need?

    Hehe yes I was in fact referring to it. You've made me look silly now

    [Although I bring it on myself]




    Edit -> What I was referring to is whether Intel can manage to achieve what it wants (and what we want) with Nehalem. The technical challenge of blending the best aspects of Core2 and the best aspects of AMD's current processors is astounding. AMD has obviously struggled with clock speed - and therefore performance - with it's latest CPUs, and the power consumption is higher than we would have liked. Will Intel have the same or similar problems...?
    Last edited by DeSean; 03-12-2007 at 01:50 AM. Reason: Added some extra thoughts.

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    Re: Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770: is there a need?

    DeSean,

    You ask that kind of question to Intel and the response usually includes 45nm high-k metal gate is the best transistor-related breakthrough in the last 20 years.

    Suffice to say that Nehalem's TDP will fit inside the current 130W envelope.

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