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    Turion CPU in a desktop

    Hey

    I was thinking of the possibility of putting a the new turion cpu (754pins) in a destop s754 board.

    The reason that this would be interesting is that dual core will be coming to the turion and this could prove to be a very good future upgrade path for those of us with s754 sytems.

    I have a shuttle g4 and the reduced power draw of the turion would come in very handy.

    Anyone got any thoughts?

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    • oralpain's system
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    It's all about wether the BIOS wil recognize the chip or not.

    I really doubt AMD will make dual core turions socket 754. A single memory channel with a dual core processor may become a bottleneck, even with an on-die mem controler.

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    It will be interesting. It would be good if they did though.

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    But if a bios fix that, running a cool chip is definately a good idea. HTPC in the summer for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by oralpain
    I really doubt AMD will make dual core turions socket 754. A single memory channel with a dual core processor may become a bottleneck, even with an on-die mem controler.
    It might be more of a bottleneck than it is with a single core chip (where most of the time it's not a bottleneck at all) but I doubt it'll be a big problem. ATM (all else being equal) you seem to see between a 1-5% boost from running dual channel over single on A64. Even if that becomes 2-10% with dual core there's still a boost to be had going dual core on S754.

    I personally want dual core ASAP for encoding video and crunching FAD (I reckon Distributed Computing enthusiasts will be among the earliest adopters of dual core) but right now I can't see that dual core brings much benefit for gamers/ normal computer users. As a future upgrade when the software has caught up it should be cool.

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    It would be so cool if they did it on s754. Low power draw and 2 cores. It would be amazing.

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    And very unlikely..... 939 is going to be the lowest platform Dual Cores are likely to appear on.... however - who knows - we may see a 939 Turion eventually?

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