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Intel Responds to AMD’s Quad FX

Discussion in 'News' started by Jimmy 2004, Jan 9, 2007.

  1. Jimmy 2004

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    With AMD’s Quad FX processors recently launched with the ability to run a pair of dual-core CPUs, Intel has unveiled its next step to strengthen its hold on the market. At CES 2007, the silicon giant announced a proof-of-concept PC designed to counter AMD’s 4x4 systems, named the V8. The system contains a pair of quad-core processors running at 2.4GHz using a 1066MHz system bus – when paired with an NVIDIA 8800GTX it manages to score 6089 on the 3Dmark06 CPU benchmark. However, it isn’t all good news for Intel fans. The V8 system requires FB-DIMMs and only works with a single GPU at present, whilst Quad FX systems can use standard unbuffered memory along with multiple GPUs. If Intel doesn’t manage to solve the problem with multi GPU support soon this may give AMD time to release 8x8 systems, which wouldn’t be part of Intel’s plan.

    Source: DailyTech
     
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    damn that is crazy 8 cores :O
     
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    and the cores war goes on

    whats next a quad of quad core cpu's with quad pci-e lol
     
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    THAT IS A RUBBISH 3D MARK O6 SCORE, 8 conroe cores and a 8800GTX and only 6000 points, my system can do better than that, unless that is cpu score on 3dmark06
     
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    I think u mean 16,000 not 6,000.
     
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    read the dailytech article the 6089 score is the CPU score not a full 3d mark score
     
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    This is sort of a non-news story because I think that all the internet news outlets have this one completely wrong. Either that or Intel's press team is trying to pull a fast one on us.

    Basically what you see above is a what amounts to a workstation platform that is not even remotely targeted towards gamers. Why would anyone even THINK this is targeted towards gamers other than "because Intel said so"? Why do I say this? Its simple:
    - It uses Xeon Processors
    - It uses FB-DIMMs
    - It only has one graphics card slot.

    All of these things point to a workstation and not a gaming rig "proof of concept". If people think about it in these terms, why didn't they classify the first dual processor, dual core Opteron workstation as the first proof of concept quad core gaming rig? Hmmm?

    All Intel did here was show the logical course for their development of a 2P workstation and pass it off as a "proof of concept" gaming rig.
     
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    Sorry about that - I've changed the article to say CPU score.
     
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    Actually, that is exactly what AMD did. The first 4x4 proof of concept they showed was using Opteron processors, a workstation board, and ECC DDR memory. Of cource it evolved into something much more targetted at home use once it was released...
     
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    not sure I agree that it's a non news story... what is not interesting to you, maybe for someone else... being technology for a workstation platform now could possibly be gamers tomorrow ...
     
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    CPU score of 6089!! Devide that by 2ea Quad cores and you get
    6089/8 = 761. Wow thats a "good" CPU score? Don't see it!! That's more af an average score, nothing special there.
     
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    it has been done...and all in one cpu. :toast:
     
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    Remember - the whole point of 8 cores is what they can do put together, not indivual performace. Single core CPUs tend to out perform a dual core CPU unless it is using an application specifically designed to take advantage of multiple cores.
     
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    6089 is a good CPU score, the score per core isn't good, but the overall score, which is the important one, is. Especially when it is only clocked at 2.4GHz. A Core 2 Duo at 2.4GHz only scores about 2000 points. Of course when you start to add cores, you also start to add overhead. The more complex you make something the less efficient it will be, but in the end you usually end up with something that can do a heck of a lot more work.
     
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    Intel is basically making a great point here. They're doing the same as AMD did. AMD relabeled 2 Opterons and called it 4x4, Intel says "hey games, let's all buy Xeons now!" and calls it V8.

    Also, there are plenty of i5000 boards with dual PEG slots, my own board has 2 as well (one at x4, though nothing is preventing me from cutting open my x8 slot and using that)


    @Ricky
    read the article again, it's a CPU score, not a complete score.
     
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    In Ricky's defence, it was orignally posted on TPU as the 3Dmark06 score, not the CPU score.
     
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    Let's lynch Jimmy then :)
     
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    At least get permission from W1zz before you do...

    Maybe TPU should recruit a mafia to do its dirty work?
     
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    It's only a good score for now!

    AMD's are right around the corner, everyone will be suprised!!
     
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    AMD isn't going to have anything that can rival the Core architecture for at least 6 months, probably longer.
     
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    What makes you think we don't already have one?
     
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    This should be titled "AMD's responce to Core2duo". They need that much to keep up. :rolleyes:
     
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    Well if you guys come at night make sure to knock ok? I don't want any surprises.
     
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    Did I hear a beating order?
     
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    All in due time...
     
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