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    So then, who here is waiting for bearlake/post barcelona?

    I'm currently waiting to see what intel has to offer in the form of the various bearlake chipsets and maybe even how the desktop version of AMD's barcelona can do.
    I have absolutely no interest in using Nvidia chipsets with intel processors.
    Why? I plan to buy a rig that I can upgrade the CPU on 2 years after buying without having to replace the mobo, RAM and GFX card aswell
    So I'm waiting for DDR3 and something that supports FSB1333 officially and is made by intel or something thats AM3 based and represents better bang/buck.

    I got bitten by getting an A64 3000+ within a couple of months of its release on Socekt754 on an AGP motherboard.
    I would have upgraded the GFX card at some point last year and probably the processor aswell but there was no way I was scrapping the lot unless I was going to see a 2x-3x performance increase across the board for £500 or less.

    I dont care that early DDR3 will probably be slower in real terms than fast DDR2. At least I can just buy another 2 GB in 18 months and be fine. If I feel like it later, I can upgrade the CPU to something thats lots faster, onloy paying for the CPU. If the GFX cars is no longer able to play modcern games at good settings, i'll replace that aswell.

    Anyone else follow my line of thought?
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    I'm waiting to see what the next Intel incarnation brings. I can't remember the code name, but there was a technical Hexus piece about it a month or so back. Something about new metals and insulators in the silicon.

    I'm more concerned about mobile systems rather than gaming systems, so the increased performance per watt and reduced heat disipation is good.

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    waiting for Kuma, the dual core Barcelona basically. hopefully with quads becoming more mainstream duallies will start cheap and get cheaper
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    Waiting for K10 or whatever. Id like a Quad Core, but if it's a lot more than a K10 Dual Core, then ill get the DC.

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    Well I'm getting impatient now since I've heard that the release date for the P35 is April-May. I'll wait till around june-july I think and get a DDR3 only P35 based motherboard, an E4300, 2GB of DDR3-800/1066 RAM depending on the price and overclock it as far as it'll go on stock voltage with the retail cooler.
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    im waiting and am going to pass this comp in my system off to my mum when I get my monster (trying to get octo cored SLI beastie)

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    I'm waiting for my June bonus and then I'll see what's around. Quad core and 4Gb RAM is a minimum, the rest depends on what's available. Just wish I could settle on a case... :/

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    Intel have promised Q6600 will drop to the $266 price point at the launch of Barcelona. That will be my green light. Hopefully P35 chipset, 2Gb sticks of RAM and ATi RV630 graphics will be on the market by then. I'm building a Vista64 rig for HD video editting, not a gaming machine.
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    i know this is i'm waiting for the dogs boll***s thread

    but i have to say and am probably gonna get slated for it but how many of you are even gonna actually use quad or 8 core properly it seems stupid there is hardly anything that uses dual core unless you are all porn barons and encoding the numerous movies you made in your garage you will never use them

    it seems to me it's like buying drugs it may make you feel good for a while but really it's just a complete waste of money


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    Quote Originally Posted by danroyle View Post
    i have to say and am probably gonna get slated for it but how many of you are even gonna actually use quad or 8 core properly
    I see from your sig that you play CS...

    With HL2 Ep2 the Source engine is being patched to support multi-core CPUs and ideally using a quad core one.

    Very good article here
    http://www.bit-tech.net/gaming/2006/..._Source_Engin/

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    Trust me, I'm using a dual core atm and I need more. How I ever managed with one is beyond me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by badass View Post
    I got bitten by getting an A64 3000+ within a couple of months of its release on Socekt754 on an AGP motherboard.
    I would have upgraded the GFX card at some point last year and probably the processor aswell but there was no way I was scrapping the lot unless I was going to see a 2x-3x performance increase across the board for £500 or less.

    Anyone else follow my line of thought?
    Its all so true! I got bitten exactly the same as well, looking back wished I hadnt got rid of my socket A athlon 2500+ barton core! I'm hanging back now till the current crop of core 2 duo's have a price cut I think Quad core would be nice, but its not something I'd use and the premium is simply not worth it at all! Its like 64 bit! How many people out there use the 64 bit nature of there athlon 64 or the core 2 duo very few I bet!

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    The word is Bearlake mobos will be available to the public from 5th June, the first day of Computex. Expect enthusiast grade demonstrator boards with the X38 chipset to start doing the rounds of the review sites shortly. Let's hope AMD can launch Barcelona shortly after this so Intel will offer Q6600s at the $266 spoiler price.

    All I then have to do is source a supplier of fake moustaches and chest wigs and I'll be shooting and editting hi-def 70's retro pr0n in my garage all summer
    Apparently, "Do whatever you like" should NOT be considered authorisation to build my uber rig!

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