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    Seems they aren't much to get excited over...not sure on the authenticity of this review but a quick google found

    http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20050202-4573.html

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    How do these compare to amd 64's?

    Edit : After reading arstechnica link, the french x86-secrets called "an enormous disappointment"
    that sums it up for me
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    Intel once again leading the way in innovation in the technical world. What will they think of next?! Perhaps, dare I say something as bold as onboard memory controller?

    I didn’t over play the sarcasm did I? Gosh I hope not.

    I am actually happy to see this.

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    HEXUS tbh: http://www.hexus.net/content/reviews...lld19JRD0xMDA3

    it's that 64-bit ability of Prescott-2M that's its main selling point, rather than any performance to be gained by the double-sized L2 cache, compared to Prescott-1M. I missed out gaming performance since I honestly couldn't find a game that really enjoyed the 2MiB that the 6-series or 3.73GHz XE had. While I could show gaming scaling with the XE, that was due to bus speed increases and the 3.46GHz Gallatin-2M was often faster. The working set of most games simply doesn't care for much more than 1MiB or so of on-CPU memory.

    So while it's nice that it's there, it generally doesn't do much. Factor the bigger L2 out of the equation while comparing to the 5-series chips and you're swapping 200MHz core frequency for EIST and other power and heat management schemes, the enabled 64-bit ability and the NX bit capabilities.
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    I think this is definately something to fill the gap, which is slightly stupid, but I'd imagine with all the AMD64 hype, its a necessary step...

    This chip runs at 3.73GHz and is equipped with a 1066MHz bus. It does cost a hefty $999 in quantities of 1000 though.
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    imagine an overclocked dual 64-bit mobo, with each processor having hyper-threading or hyper-transport each dual core. yum yum.

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    lol, do you enjoy teasing an Intel Fanboy!?!?!?!
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