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Prices for Intel quad-core desktop CPUs Revealed

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  1. malware New Member

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    Intel's first quad-core desktop processor, the Core 2 Extreme QX6700, which is scheduled to be released next month, will sell for US$999 in 1,000-unit quantities, according to Intel's latest roadmap. The Core 2 Quad Q6600 processor will be available in January 2007 at US$851. As prices for both the QX6700 and Q6600 are too high, it will prevent the quad-core CPUs from gaining popularity. According to Intel's roadmap, quad-core processors will only account for 3% of the company's total desktop CPU shipments within one year following the launch. Prices of quad-core CPUs may start declining in the third quarter of 2007 when Intel is expected to launch its next-generation quad-core processors, codenamed Yorkfield.

    Source: DigiTimes
     
  2. DanTheBanjoman Señor Moderator

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    The article doesn't list clocks and I'm too lazy to look them up, though at $400 for a 1.6 Clovertown I'm wondering why the desktop chips cost that much, are they trying to keep Conroe alive while killing Woodcrest or something?
     
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    i wonder if anything will fully utilize 4 cores
     
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    its easy to use all for cores. Just open up 4 super pi's at the same time :p. On another note i could see it being fairly usefull to have all those cores. While playing an intense game of... well anything really you could be scanning your computer for viruses or more likely listening to your own music instead of the game music :p. I think it will just give windows a much smoother feel regardless of how many things you feel like running that day.
     
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    Any program bearing 4 or more threads will... the OS kernel subsystem Process Scheduler will see to it, especially when processors begin to get "100% use pegged"...

    I.E.=> Here? I have 22 processes bearing 4-N threads... of 27 total processes:

    [​IMG]

    (Seen in taskmgr.exe PROCESSES tab, with the THREADS column visible)... thus, most of what you run PROBABLY will, indirectly!

    APK
     
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    The only thing i want to know is are intel going to yet again change the chipset specification for these new cpus?
     
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    Unlike AMD, who is trying to keep SOME backward compatibility afaik w/ older mobos? You know they probably will... means selling more chipsets & mobos!

    APK
     
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    Even if they try, the current chipsets support it. Mobo manufacturers will adapt current chipsets to them. Just like the i865 supports Conroe.

    Also, the current Blackford and Greencreek chipsets also support Clovertown. Add to that that previewers got sample to work on current boards.
     
  9. Alec§taar New Member

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    See, here is where my 'lack of CURRENT hardware acumen' shows thru... some stuff, I am just NOT aware of, period.

    I only REALLY look over diff. hardwares when I go to buy, OR when I start getting "whipped" in forums benchmark tests (like we did here extensively in my time here @ least)... good stuff to do!

    It seems to me, that INTEL is 'biting off AMD's style' in this capacity, & also in using SEPARATE/PER-CORE-PRESENT CPU L2 cache designs now or soon to (this is how AMD did it afaik for example)... instead of shared L2 cache designs, which means some overheads in 'syncing' memory used.

    In any event? Again: As long as we the consumers get better shots @ better more efficient hardware & softwares + OS? I am ALL for their outright 'battle' in this area!

    APK

    P.S.=> When I buy my next system, around 2009? I KNOW it will absolutely 'blow the doors off' of my current setup in my sig... just like the one in my sig blows away the Pentium 4 H/T 3.2ghz system I have as a 2nd lab server rig here... bigtime! apk
     
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    Alec,

    I still think my P1 beats all :)

    I guess we will just have to wait to see wut is going to happen.
    Patience is virtue.
     

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