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    AMD Barcelona in Action

    These pictures were taken only a few minutes ago. AMD showed off their Barcelona quad-core processors in action today in Monterrey, California. What you see in the pictures below are single processor and dual processor configurations, so a true "4x4" is now realized by AMD that looks very comfortable on an enthusiast desktop. And yes, those are Radeon X2900 XT video cards in the systems. Ian McNaughton showed off both systems encoding a 1080P trailer of Spiderman 3 to an H.264 format. On the dual quad-core Barcelona machine the encoding nearly ran real time. Extremely impressive. You will be seeing Barcelona in servers long before it finally gets to our desktops though.

    The speed of the processors was not disclosed, but given the speed of the encoding done they were not "slow" processors by any stretch of the imagination. Sticking my hand into the machines and feeling the base of the CPU heatsinks, the slightest warmth was detected. The same went for the northbridge heatsinks in the systems as well.
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    I'm kinda confused by the new CPU's AMD and Intel will be releasing later this year, can anyone do me a summary post pretty please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightshadowUK View Post
    I'm kinda confused by the new CPU's AMD and Intel will be releasing later this year, can anyone do me a summary post pretty please?
    Well, it gonna be something like:
    Intel: "I'm gonna kick your ass*"
    AMD: "I'm gonna kick your ass*"
    Customer: "I will wait and see"

    *technical details omitted

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    so is that second picture 2 quad core CPUs?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    so is that second picture 2 quad core CPUs?!
    Yup. 4x4.
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    Doees anyone else think that when those cpus are overclocked, its going to criple the ram with the heat? Unless the ram likes a lot of heat of course, then it wouldnt matter
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    im sure they will have thought of something to tackle the problem... just hope for their sake that they are not picky on what kind of ram they let u use

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    Sticking my hand into the machines and feeling the base of the CPU heatsinks, the slightest warmth was detected.
    Well I can see 6 fans so thats hardly shocking is it, put a fan on top of each CPU and a single case fan and then we'll see how hot it gets lol...

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    If you can afford 4x4 you should be able to afford watercooling (at least) as well.

    I'd be quite happy with a single quad tbh.

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    The thing is, for most cases, it would be hard to fit the extra cpu block and tubing. Shouldnt be a problem for something like a G70, which, incidentally, I have for sale at a very reasonable price
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    Quote Originally Posted by SiM View Post
    Well, it gonna be something like:
    Intel: "I'm gonna kick your ass*"
    AMD: "I'm gonna kick your ass*"
    Customer: "I will wait and see"

    *technical details omitted
    LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    The thing is, for most cases, it would be hard to fit the extra cpu block and tubing. Shouldnt be a problem for something like a G70, which, incidentally, I have for sale at a very reasonable price


    I want one, the Quad Core (not the G70 ) but don't know what to use it for.

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    Norton System Works....deja vu.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    Norton System Works....deja vu.
    Good point

    I think all Dell laptops should come with the Quad Cores, with the amount of **** on there to begin with they will need all the power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    The thing is, for most cases, it would be hard to fit the extra cpu block and tubing. Shouldnt be a problem for something like a G70, which, incidentally, I have for sale at a very reasonable price
    Bit of shameless self promotion eh?

    I like it!

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