Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Apr 12, 2010.
remember you need a MB with a G34 socket for that cpu
I hope to see some benches that will punch Intel in the nose!, (probably wont happen lol) Well I hope these are going to be fast CPU's my server could use a nice upgrade from the Athlon 630 processor it is currently using.
500Mhz boost is nice.
hell, i might settle for the quad core version.
ye, you might be able to unlock it
That's what most people will do...and unlock the remaining cores. It's just that I wouldn't expect a Black Edition Zosma chip.
i dont even care for the unlocking, i'm all about power efficiency...
1GHz at idle (cores disabled?)
3GHz quad average/encoding
3.5Ghz dual core when gaming/older games
something akin to that, really appeals to me - a system that modifies itself based on your realtime needs.
+ its affordable
damn right. i can build an AMD rig (mobo + CPU + ram) for the price of a decent intel CPU.
as i said before, i hope the price will be reduced a little as we saw it with the other pII's, then ill get one for the new gaming rig and retire the i7 for crunching
[deity] forbid that AMD would use a blue box. How will I ever tell them apart now?
Honestly though, if you can't tell the difference between an Intel and an AMD processor box, you probably wouldn't be buying a six core anyhow.
i'm not sure man, that giant AMD logo in the middle is confusing.
its a trick done by Intel, they put the AMD logo on their new boxes to get more ppl to buy their cpus
hmm only 3 cores gets the turbo boost out of 6 cores. Will be interesting to see Windows keeps the game running on those boosted cores rather than on the slow cores (not sure how this will be implemented tho), may be the boosting jumps cores when the game jumps to that core (or some event in the game uses that core).
eagerly waiting for reviews.
I think 6 physical cores should out perform 4 physical and 4 HT. Almost certain I am going to sell my i7 and pick up one of these instead.
When Frys starts selling them I am going to pick up two
I'm really interested in that too. Anand said that only 3 cores need to be idle on the x6, does that mean that the x4 chips will need only 1 idling core for turbo boost to be active?
And I think it's high time for some good old CPU drivers from AMD/Intel. It's obvious that MS isn't going to do anything to address thread management, even in win 7 i see thread bouncing to inactive cores...If this is Microsoft's solution for average load over the CPU I'd like an option to regulate it or disable it in the next SP...
I don't really care about the box itself. Ditto for the stock cooler.
need those in desktop form ASAP!
I think a lot of people will be disappointed with how little performance boost you get from 2 more cores, large increases will be limited to a few applications. The $200 one will be worth it, but with the $300 black edition you'll be better off getting an i7 920/930 for the same price.
And go to the dark side? NEVAR!
I wouldn't mind having one if I actually encoded anymore. CCE would love 6 cores, especially overclocked
but wouldnt overclocking negitate the turbo core feature for enthusiast/power users??
hmm someone over to XS got a x6 and it seems in winrar its 50% faster then a q9550 at 3.8ghz http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=249434
well I suppose thats not too bad - seeing as a Q9550 is only a quad - when it comes to compression more cores = more win
well were talking stock Phenom II x6 at 2.8ghz vs a Q9550 at 3.8 1ghz difference and the PII is still 50-60% faster granted said user with the x6 is also using a 32bit os so its not a great comparison but intresting none the less
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