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News Intel X79 specs leaked

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 1 Apr 2011.

  1. PlayedStation

    PlayedStation Possessed like an apostrophe

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    cornucopia - now there's an under used word.
     
  2. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    Could help me running my AI simulations in my 3rd year of uni...
     
  3. azazel1024

    azazel1024 What's a Dremel?

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    I want.

    Plain and simple.

    Will I buy? Sadly probably not. I'll probably just go Ivy bridge when it comes out next year to upgrade from my sad, sad Wolfsdale. :(

    Just can't justify more than about $1000 on a machine, which means maybe $500 on CPU and MoBo max with what I want to spend on other components. $500 these days seems like it might buy a decent MoBo about about a 2600/2600k. Something tells me that the 2011 boards are going to be more and the SB-E processors are probably going to start at the price of a 2600 minimum. I'd really love some hexa core goodness though.

    Is it miserly/stupid/overly tree hugger of me if I would be turned off if the TDP is higher than the 95w that the quad core SB has? I wonder what IB-E would be?

    Also, am I missing something? Or has it been announced on an Intel road map that they aren't stepping up to Octo core processors with SB-E? I had been hearing that SB-E was going to be a couple of quad core parts, a bunch of hexa core parts and later on some Octo core parts. Or is Octo core for Intel not coming until some Ivy Bridge Enhanced?
     
  4. leexgx

    leexgx CPC hang out zone (i Fix pcs i do )

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    high TDP would only happen if you was constantly maxing 2 or more cores out most of the time the CPU would be idle
     
  5. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    It's Friday and they are playing buzz word bingo in the office killing time before heading to the pub... :D

    Reminds me of the sportsmen (or women) having bets with their team-mates on who can insert the most obscure words or phrases into the post event interview. Bonus points if the interviewer doesn't pick up on it.

    (not really a football (soccer) thing due to the lack of intelligent life forms)
     
  6. Hakuren

    Hakuren What's a Dremel?

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    If you ignore the fact that this particular data is on the net for past 3-4 days, then yes it is April Fools.

    Give me one. Gosh, waiting for ~6-8 more months will be torture.

    I wonder if it will support any external RAID chip on motherboard. Would be cool to see even simple XOR chip, using part of RAM for cache to speed up operations on the array. RAID5 on soft is not exactly good idea.

    6/12 core/threads isn't overkill if you can utilize that power on every day basis. And you can do that with minimum effort. Just install BOINC platform connect to any project you want and help the world. 6 core ONLY for games is as useful as snooze button on smoke alarm.
     
  7. Guest-44432

    Guest-44432 Guest

    Cheesecake anyone?
     
  8. Snips

    Snips I can do dat, giz a job

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    "6 core ONLY for games is as useful as snooze button on smoke alarm" or a cock flavoured lollipop!
     
  9. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    I recall the same thing being said when I got my dual core CPU (back in the days where Intel was still stuck with the P4, and AMD released this crazy Intel massacre CPU called the AMD Athlon 64 X2 on socket 939). "It s a gimmick", "Nothing uses or will ever use dual core", "Provides 0 benefits", are examples of people comments said on forums.... ahh good times. And since Intel jump ship to dual core non-server CPU's with the Core 2 Duo.. now it's an absolute must.

    But, we just got Quad Core essentially. Market share for quad core is slowly increasing to a point that most CPU hungry software are still dual core optimized. The demand for multi-core CPU isn't as great as when we got the dual core. So unless you plan to keep your computer for 5 to even 7 years, I don't think it's a good investment, UNLESS you are using multi-core intensive software(s).

    What will make multi-core CPU shine the most, like GPUs are right now, is, I believe, when we would be able to (in some way or another) make software that is optimized on no mater the number of cores it has. What I mean, is for CPU intensive programs, to essentially have them to use properly and in optimized mater, the maximum number of cores, no mater how many you have.
    Simplified example, a task you perform with a software execute 4 instructions to the CPU (let's say), and all 4 are not based on the result of the other, so have each instruction execute on each processor. If you have 2 cores, that would be 2 instructions per core, if you have 4, 1 instruction per core.

    Anyway.. I am off topic.
     
  10. Hawkest

    Hawkest I got some 4GB new RAM

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    And what about the latest thread on crysis 2 and how a good CPU impacts on fps! Can only see a 6 core Intel helping to pump even more out!
     
  11. Madness_3d

    Madness_3d Bit-Tech/Asus OC Winner

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    saving up to drop a bomb on my system when I go to uni. Want to make it last for a good few years. Thinking LGA2011 + GTX600 series :D
     
  12. the_kille4

    the_kille4 Chaos will rule da world.eventually

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    forgetting something

    still no news of lga 1356:sigh:

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    anybody know anything?

    P.S. you should all notice that the X79 has two QPI links and that definitely hints at a server application...
     
  13. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    What's with the "or"?
     
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    I've purposely held off on upgrading to SB as I really want to see what the performance of these chips will be when rendering, as that's what I'll be needing them for.

    Otherwise, bar e-peen, I'd see no reason not to save cash and get an SB chip.
     
  15. slothy89

    slothy89 MicroModder

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    never thought i'd see the day that WoR was brought up in bit-tech forums.. lol.. but your reference is spot on! Pity he jumped the gun and already has a 2600k
     
  16. 3lusive

    3lusive Minimodder

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    Haha, Iv watched him for over a year and a half. Yes hes got the 2600k OC to 5ghz. He's happy with it I think - he's rendering hd vids in minutes.
     
  17. Snips

    Snips I can do dat, giz a job

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    Sorry guys and gals, I was just giving an alternative to a "snooze button on smoke alarm" rather than agreeing with his statement on 6 core gaming.
     
  18. Denis_iii

    Denis_iii What's a Dremel?

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    thats a shame, i'm not going to outlay over £200 for a m/b without usb3 and or pcie 3.0
     
  19. Anirudh

    Anirudh What's a Dremel?

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    April fools
     
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