Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 4 Aug 2009.
Sweet - a couple of those will probably replace my "ageing" 5400 3.33GHz xeons in a few months. Any word on motherobards that will support them? I guess Intel and Tyan will release a few? (Would be nice to see BT review them )
I will attempt to hold out for an 8 core
My Q6600 still hangs on... I'll pass and wait for 2011/12 with Sandybridge
I was under the impression that the chips with 'W5590' over them were actually the 4-core 8-thread top-end current Nehalem Xeons... and that the unlabelled chip on the bottom left was the new Westmere CPU. If you look at the transisitors on the bottom of the chips, they're laid out differently as well - implying that the chips are not the same.
Especially since you can buy a W5590 right now...
/me waits in your skip with open arms.
this is pretty impressive. useless for most people, but certainly impressive
Just how many cores (physical and logical) can Windows XP/Vista/7 see and use anyway?
Windows 7 can expand to 256 physical/logical cores.
There has been a demo of 128 threads running in the task manager a couple of weeks ago.
I wonder if the Gulftown desktop version of this chip, will be clocked higher than 2.4 GHz? Given that it's a 32nm part it should overclock as well as the i7, the TDP is the same at any rate.
started using that badaboom encoder.. it's ridiculously fast- think I'm with vector on this one.. gonna wait and invest in other things- if anything I'm really happy with this oc'd e6600.. long as you run the older chipset drivers and bios on the mb your good to go
going to skip win 7 for awhile also.. strange I installed it and the install part was a direct 'console port' of vista also- I mean it was vista but they made the background image this gay blue.. I installed it finally and all I have to say is when win 7 releases, and they come out with sp3 for vista (which will slow it down like sp3 for xp), I'll make my decision.. think alot of vista ultimate guys are in the same boat as me
I'd really like to buy the newer tech just to oc it to hell.. just I'm not rich but trust me soon as I can't game full up with aliasing at 1080p- I'm looking at new hardware.. 6 cores sounds sweet
If this CPU is to retail at 2.4GHz or so, that isn't surprising considering the competition (AMD 6-core Istanbuls for dual-socket systems) aren't clocked that much higher either (three SKUs from 2.2 to 2.6), there is no need for faster. If one is to be rebranded with a disabled QPI link for desktop X58 use, it could be clocked higher, it could also not. It has to be spec'd and priced such that it will not jeapordize their other CPUs, since there is no Phenom x6 to compete with. Intel risks competing with themselves.
@ Author Gareth Halfacree: This is Jcornell's CPUZ link of his W5590, it is in fact the i7 975 version (running at 3.33GHz) of the dual socket Xeon W5580 running at 3.20, not a 32nm Gulftown 6-core: http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=607131
32nm dual socket Xeons (Gulftowns) will be called into 5600 series, just like 45nm Gainestowns were 5500, 45nm Harpertowns were 5400, and 65nm Clovertowns were 5300.
They won't have to worry about competition. The desktop Westmere chips are only going to be EE, retailing at $999+. Then, the i7-8xx family will be introduced to replace the current 920 and 950.
Render farm on linux...
Does the picture just show one engineering sample ;P
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