Originally Posted by EarthDog
That is crippled? Virtual technology that the vast majority of people dont use is crippling? TXT is crippling? Im a bit confused at that comment.
I mean I can see Vt-d alienating a very VERY small amount of people (power users at home that want to overclock and run VM's more efficiently), but how many people really do that? I mean no Server Admin in their right mind will be overclocking on a small business/enterprise level, so... Im just not sure why you feel that way.
you're missing the point, that many people using VT would love to buy the best processor according to the speed
they want, but can't
because Intel only allow VT on their expensive chips.
imagine you want a $200 CPU, but you also require a certain feature that is also only available on $500+ CPU's. It's like being forced to buy a Ferrari when you only wanted a Prius.
how happy would you be to buy $300's worth of processor potential you didn't ask for just to get the feature that absolutely
could be made available to lower speed processors, but Intel decides to gouge it's customers on ?
"oh you want that popular feature? yeah that's only available on my most expensive chips"