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Or a P55 200 bucks tops (i dont count classys in that) :D

I went i5 for a reason. No need for i7 and i5 is cheaper but still better than Phenom 2. Nice middle ground for the poor guy :laugh:
 
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I don't think I'll bother upgrading again until 22nm 8+ core CPUs are available and software support for lots of parallel threads is ubiquitous. DX11 seems like a promising catalyst for the effort.
 
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:) I might just have to cross back over to AMD. I can't lie I've always had the itch to build a Dragon platform, besides my 780i is starting to show its age.
 
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Lol so put it in a better board and still rip on the modern Phenoms with your aging Yorkfield :roll:
 

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Lol so put it in a better board and still rip on the modern Phenoms with your aging Yorkfield :roll:
Problem is 775 is dead now. X58, P55 or AMD platforms are evolving and moving fowards. Well P55 not so much unless intel start bringing out cpu's with more core's.
 
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P55 was made for mainstread but because Core is so far ahead of everyone else it seems almost like an enthusiast level platform. I really expect this socket to be dead real soon but hey this cpu i have should last like 2 or 3 more years even for a hardcore gamer. I really dont believe in the whole, "lets strap on 2 more cores, lower the clock speed to compensate for power and heat, and keep the price low so fanboys still buy it" attitude. If Intel dosent have competition i dont think the technology will increase as rapidly as it is now. Unless AMD can pull their heads outa their asses like ATI and bring a bitch slap to the table.
 
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Problem is 775 is dead now. X58, P55 or AMD platforms are evolving and moving fowards. Well P55 not so much unless intel start bringing out cpu's with more core's.
exactly, and quite frankly I'm tired of quad cores, I know there isn't a lot of programs that multithread but the OS does and I encode HD content heavily, that and i'm itching to build a new rig, so when we see some real performance I'll either get this or the intel gulftown. Only time will tell..
 
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Dont get 980x, just get a Xeon equivalent. Itll save you alot of money.
 
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Dont get 980x, just get a Xeon equivalent. Itll save you alot of money.
oh I know, that and plus the server chips tend to overclock better.
 
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I've found the Xeons tend to overclock not necessarily higher, but as high with lower voltage.
 

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P55 was made for mainstread but because Core is so far ahead of everyone else it seems almost like an enthusiast level platform. I really expect this socket to be dead real soon but hey this cpu i have should last like 2 or 3 more years even for a hardcore gamer. I really dont believe in the whole, "lets strap on 2 more cores, lower the clock speed to compensate for power and heat, and keep the price low so fanboys still buy it" attitude. If Intel dosent have competition i dont think the technology will increase as rapidly as it is now. Unless AMD can pull their heads outa their asses like ATI and bring a bitch slap to the table.
and that sounds like fanboy talk.
 

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Hmmm, Stick Grab a 965 BE or go with a Hexcore? Or SHould i go with a Dual BE and then upgrade, decisions decisions.
 

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Im hoping my Gigabyte 785G board will support these will a firmware update :D
 

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lol, this thread made me remember when the quads first came out and I kept insisting how un necessary they were over the duals..(typing this using my AMD 965:eek:)

Ever forward AMD
 

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Im hoping my Gigabyte 785G board will support these will a firmware update :D
Rest Assured the 770 with 710 and Higher Chipsets will support the Hexcores aslong as your board supports 140W CPUs and is AM3 (DDR3 Only!), just falls down to what the Friggin board makers want to do actually.
 

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I'm wild-guessing "Zosma" is a six core with two cores disabled.
 
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I'm wild-guessing "Zosma" is a six core with two cores disabled.
Isn't that just a Phenom II X4?

Edit: Oh I just saw the graph. :D
 
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Isn't that just a Phenom II X4?

Edit: Oh I just saw the graph. :D
While at first glance, that might seem unnecessary, let us see what AMD has done for the DDR3 memory controller on the Thuban. Without a DDR2 controller, they can put more effort into the DDR3 one, and hopefully we'll see the ability to see stock 4 Dimm support for PC3-12800 (or at least 10666). Possibly even overclock ability for PC3-16000 with 2 Dimms.

Worst case scenario, we see the "unlocking fiasco" continue...
 
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#95
and that sounds like fanboy talk.
Except i have a complete AMD background and this is practically my first Intel chip from a Pentium 1. I had an e8400 and got rid of it for a 940 within a week. :nutkick:

Hell AMD is still in my sig from my AM3 days. SO no, not fanboy talk.
 
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What's wrong with 2.8Ghz....there's 6 cores remember? Not to mention if they've done further optimizations then 2.8Ghz on the X6 would be greater than 2.8Ghz on the X4 PII's just like 2.8Ghz PII is greater than 2.8Ghz PI.

Kei
 

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DFI is nice. I got a padded envelope from DFI. :-\ Read the flash drive that was in the package and it was a BIOS update for my board... with a flash program that supports flashing the BIOS in windows with a 64-bit OS.

The readme said it adds support for
1050
1055
1035

All under the Phenom II X6 moniker.

BIOS Date is 1/22/10.
 
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What's wrong with 2.8Ghz....there's 6 cores remember? Not to mention if they've done further optimizations then 2.8Ghz on the X6 would be greater than 2.8Ghz on the X4 PII's just like 2.8Ghz PII is greater than 2.8Ghz PI.

Kei
I think people are largely thinking of software that can't take advantage of all cores, so that clock rate matters more for many things, especially games. It will probably be a few years before ubiquitous multi-core software support erases sub-quad core CPUs from the market, and until that time, there will continue to be demand for high-clocking dual and triple cores over lower clocked 4, 6, and 8 core CPUs.

I do wonder what, if any optimizations might come between the current models and this.
 

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