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Phenom II X6 to Get C-State Performance Boost Feature

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. El_Mayo

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    so.. the new 6cores compared to the 965BE?

    i wanna see "new" PhenomII X4s compared to the 965 and 955BE and the new 6cores
     
  2. Zubasa

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    It is not like the main use of a PC is gamming anyways. :cool:
    A Hexa-Core is good for any thing that needs that CPU power, like video transcoding and etc.

    BTW, the Yorkfield was released on March 08, so there is no way that the Q9650 is 3 years old.
     
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    So, it's good for a workstation. Isn't that what Operton is for? A 965 will out perform this in a vast majority of desktop apps.

    Close enough, my point still stands. If it makes you feel better replace that with kentsfield.
     
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    So for some reason as a software dev, you will code a program that is not multi-thread so that you can get people screwed?
    We are living in year 2010 here, and this proc is due for May.

    Also, the whole point to this "Turbo Boost" type technique is so that the 965 does not "out perform this in a vast majority of desktop apps".

    Both the Deneb and the Yorkfield are superior chips to the Kentsfield, so no.
     
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    I'm not even sure what you are trying to say. Multi-threading is not always that easy. Devs aren't going out of their way to not make things multi-threaded.

    This thing will be slower in most desktop apps than an AMD chip that is already on the market. I just don't understand what segment they are going for with this. Non ECC workstation?

    Have you seen the specs as to what AMD's "turbo boost" is going to put out? How can you comment?

    Not by very much and in the case of Deneb that isn't always the case. I'm talking clock for clock here.


    If this retails for under $300 at a decent clock speed and is somewhat overclockable it would be a pretty decent chip.
     
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    You are also commenting on AMD's new chip without knowing exactly how it will perform.
    We are both speculating here.
     
  7. BababooeyHTJ New Member

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    True, I can't wait to see some benchmarks and if it retails at a reasonable price it could be a solid performer for some people.
     
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    I never said I agree with AMD on that statement, lol. However, I don't think the context of it applied to Thuban. I think it was meant to be applied to the fight between Magny-Cours and the octal-core (16 thread) Nehalem-EX. (A fight that may be closer than one thinks, btw). Although, my issue with this is that they are putting down Intel for doing something "real men don't do". Yet, for a considerable amount of time up to and after the release of the Agena/Barcelona, AMD touted the "native" quad core approach (what "real men do") vs Intel's "duct-tape" approach on both Pentium D and on Kentsfields (Magny-Cours will adopt the "duct-tape approach).
     
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    Perhaps it was in reference to Magny-Cours, but if that's the case, the statement doesn't really apply when speaking of these desktop cpus anyway.

    And I wonder what the power consumption and clock speeds are gonna be like on Magny-Cours. It can't be all that pretty, that's for sure.
     
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    The first reason for that is 3channel ram that intel is using and the NB is more powerful than of AMD. if AMD had 3channel DDR3 ram support and a 7MT/s bus, they will kick every intel chip. :) but the price will be up on the sky...

    but i think AMD learned something from ATI this time.

    performance per watt is not good as performance for price :)

    I hope to see AMD answering every intel processor like they are doing with Nvidia. :cool:
     
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    I'll wait for the/an Athlon II X6, I think I'd go with that + a 5770 for a new efficient build =o
     
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    Not to derail the thread too much, but yes that is the point.

    AMD's comment didn't make any sense because at the time they made it both Intel and AMD had 4 physical cores, but Intel's were more powerful.

    Just like someone with a 454 commenting about the guy with a supercharger by making the "There's no replacement for displacement" comment, when even without the supercharger the guy with the 502 has more displacement.
     
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