Discussion in 'News' started by malware, Mar 27, 2008.
OMG Have to find one...
let us know when newegg sells them or tiger
Hey, according to that review, at 3ghz that thing just about matches the QX6800, which is like a thousand dollar chip.
Now, if only AMD could get them out at that speed.
Erm...does a 'QX6800' exist? maybe you're hinting at QX6700 more likely than QX6850.
Seriously, that's one of the most comprehensive and neutral reviews I've read in a long while. Thanks.
ha ha the sweet demon has arrived. I am returning back the crippled phenom 9600 that I bought on sale this monday. Wait for few months for the motherboards to compliment the overclocking potential of these procs and I will go for it.
I have to admit, these look pretty tempting, i wonder how they will clock with regular am2 boards (i have a spare)
Its good to see that amd is finally shaping back up and getting competitive. Unfortunately Intel seems to be big into price dropping but the phenoms seem to be priced pretty fairly. AMD might have to drop their chips another $30 or so to be competitive with the q6600 still though...
Very interesting to see if consumers will more than likely shift over to AMD out of curiosity since they fixed the TLB bug now. Maybe OC potential will finally be appealing, I hope they get over 3.2GHz+, hopefully the stock cooler is better than just average.
I really don't think the classic AM2 socket (with the 2000 MT/s HT bus) would bottleneck these at all. HyperTransport as a central processor interface and a chipset interconnect is a very fast and efficient bus. AMD uses it as a processor interface while NVidia uses it as a chipset interconnect (that which connects the NB to the SB). You're lucky if your AM2 board has a BIOS update that makes it support K10.
What can I add, but: weee again, price wars on the CPU market!
It does, its a crosshair (i've never used it, but at £40 i couldnt say no!)
What! You got it for £40 ?! You really don't need a AM2+ board. You can use it and just take the HT link speed as far as it goes.
thats a personal choice and not a intelligent consumer decision. AMD for you.
I had this idea: If there's any user with a AM2+ board and a Phenom, try lowering the the HT link speed in the BIOS to get it to 2000 MT/s. Run benches to notice any difference between the bandwidth offered by AM2 and AM2+ sockets. If the differences are insignificant, users of AM2 socket boards with K10 supportive BIOS'es could rub their hands.
Not that I am knocking AMD, but a $79 Intel C2D will run 3.2 on air.
so will the BE 5000 witch just dropped to like $80 or maybe it 90 cant remember where i saw it...think it was a special somewhere but ive seen these things stable at 6400 BE speeds
My $80 5k+BE runs 3.25 on air.
Oh and did I mention that's effortless? Two BIOS settings for 3.2
When Intel releases a QX priced under ridiculous, I'll glance...
Well done AMD...thats made my day
Sorry, I just read the article. It took 1.519V to be close to stable at 3GHz, but it still wasn't stable. It seems like just below 1.5V @ 2.9 is what they got stable.
I have one..........lol!
9850 Black Edition on sale here with "Low Availability!"
Many stores seem to give an ETA of April 3rd...keep an eye out!
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