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    Cool Intel Core 2 Quadro - 4 core goodness coming soon !

    Yowzers ! Intel are gonna dominate the CPU scene again for years by the looks of things

    http://tomshardware.co.uk/2006/09/10...he_rampage_uk/

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    An engineering bodge just to beat AMD to the first quad core release on paper and generate some hype? Well it will dominate for months anyway...

    Core 2 has just two tricks that the current generation AMD devices can't do: memory re-ordering worth about 5% and SSE issue rate which gives AMD the rest of its kicking. Both will be addressed in the AMD K8L core. Remember, the *currently shipping* AMD processors have a quad core capable crossbar on them, AMD are just waiting for their 65nm shrink to ramp up before making use of it.

    AMD will still have an on-board memory controller to help them win at that point, I guess we will see just how much difference it makes when the rest of the playing field is pretty flat.

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    I have no doubts that the AMD K8L will smash all Core2duo/quaddro's perhaps even easily... Intel needs something like hypertransport before they can have maximum performance
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    the extra 2 cores are for running norton 2008.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    the extra 2 cores are for running norton 2008.

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    so whens k8l coming?
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    so whens k8l coming?
    see here http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=33906
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    Not inpressed.

    I was hoping that Intel would take the same approch as AMD is doing by coming out with a native quad-core. I know they do not use a HTT like AMD's, but I am sure intel could of come out with a Dual or Quad FSB type setup.

    IMO, Intel rushed this double dual core & I just don't see its performance impressive right now. Its innovation is just nothing to brag about.

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    Oh, the inquirer, must be true then

    Personally, I am not really interested in quad core. Its an expense that is overkill for what I do and thus doesn't interest me until coders start taking use of multiple CPUs properly. Hopefully this will happen soon to give people (other then server purchasers and 3d modelers) a reason to buy them.
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    Intel will have a native QuadCore

    I'm running a Quad Core CPU right now - I like it - I'd prefer my Woodcrest box to be upgraded to Dual Quad Cores though

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    i dont have any use for quad core

    less cores = less volts and heat so the dual core equivalent should overclock better, and there will only be a few hardcore apps that can even use more than 2 cores, so dual core should be faster for everything i do

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    the extra 2 cores are for running norton 2008.
    I laughed at that, i'm such a geek

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    I have to agree, this is the first time in years I have been really excited by in Intel CPU.......... Not since the Celeron 300 over clocked so nicely in my dual cpu Abit BP6... Anyways back to the 21st centaury and its time to start saving saving.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by kasavien View Post
    I laughed at that, i'm such a geek
    Me too. Twas a good crack though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by -ChEM- View Post
    i dont have any use for quad core

    less cores = less volts and heat so the dual core equivalent should overclock better, and there will only be a few hardcore apps that can even use more than 2 cores, so dual core should be faster for everything i do
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    Quote Originally Posted by -ChEM- View Post
    i dont have any use for quad core

    less cores = less volts and heat so the dual core equivalent should overclock better, and there will only be a few hardcore apps that can even use more than 2 cores, so dual core should be faster for everything i do
    Very interesting. So, when AMD shrink to 65nm and hence double their transistor density, would you prefer

    1/ 4 cores
    2/ Tons of cache
    3/ cheaper dual core

    Intel have kind of given us the choice with 6300 (cheaper) vs 6600 (cache) apart from the clock speed difference, but then we can overclock around that

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