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Intel's Core 2 Duo processors

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 14 Jul 2006.

  1. zr_ox

    zr_ox Whooolapoook

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    Some basic overclocking results are available over at Toms

    Looks :naughty:
     
  2. Andy Mc

    Andy Mc Well-Known Member

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    What i want to know is if i actually go back to the darkside and get an intel core 2 chip, will i still be able to heat my entire flat off it? or have they fixed the need for an industrial cooling solution that was the case with the p4's?
     
  3. Tim S

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    TDP (which cannot be compared to AMD's) is 40% lower than NetBurst chips - they run pretty cool - I was loading at about 51'C at 3.9GHz on air.
     
  4. JADS

    JADS Et arma et verba vulnerant

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    It looks like Intel has gone down the same route as AMD of making their extreme edition processor more expensive than the equivalent workstation processor.

    Over at Vadim Computers an Intel Core 2 Duo X6800 Extreme will cost you a hefty £679.99 ex vat whereas a Intel Xeon 5160 will cost you a hefty, but crucially cheaper, £619.48 ex vat. This is despite it featuring a higher clock speed and a faster FSB :duh:

    Shame the sockets are different eh? ;)
     
  5. Tim S

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    you probably won't get multiplier adjustments on the Xeon 5160 :)
     
  6. JADS

    JADS Et arma et verba vulnerant

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    I can't imagine an unlocked multipler costs Intel £60 + vat ;)
     
  7. Tim S

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    Absolutely, but it's not about what it costs - it's about what consumers are prepared to pay. ;)
     
  8. JADS

    JADS Et arma et verba vulnerant

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    In the case of the Intel Core 2 Duo X6800 Extreme I think it is what the consumers parents are prepared to pay ;)
     
  9. yahooadam

    yahooadam <span style="color:#f00;font-weight:bold">Ultra cs

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    wow its fascinating to see that the Core 2 architecture is really that good, i think thats really good, and the comments about the 4mb L2 cache making a big difference were wrong

    worried for AMD now though, i dont know how they can compete at the current time, intel really looks to have taken the lead

    Its going to be an interesting year :)
     
  10. spttdmst

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    ?!

    how do you guys not point out the fact that AMD is also 64 bit, meaning they will always outpreform intel on a 64 bit based program (such as windows xp pro x64 edition)...

    it is also kind of sad that the next gen intel chips are just barely better than the current gen AMD chips...makes you wonder why...
     
  11. Tim S

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    Both support X86-64 extensions and based on some early testing I've done, Core 2 Duo is faster than AMD64 in 64-bit environments.
     
  12. keith_j_snyder2

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    AMD is launching 4x4 processor in 2007.Until Then Wait...
     
  13. Tim S

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    4x4 is two processors in one motherboard... Intel is also launching quad-core before the end of the year.
     
  14. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    now imagine 2 quad-core cpus on one board. bye bye 4X4 :p
     
  15. Tim S

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    AMD will offer that as a solution in 2007. ;)
     
  16. DXR_13KE

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    both intel and AMD will have dual quad core cpus in 2007. but i refuse to get a computer that consumes more power than the totality of my house.
     
  17. Cheap Mod Wannabe

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    They need to make Desktop CPU's to underclock when idle.

    Man so much heat and power, it is so uneconomical to run these blazing machines at such speeds when surfing the net or idleing.
     
  18. Tim S

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    They already do - SpeedStep / Cool'n'Quiet ;)
     
  19. Tyr

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    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/core2duo-64bit.html

    Clock for clock in 64-bit mode they perform pretty much the same, the 2.93GHz Core 2 is 6% faster than the FX-62 which has a 4.4% lower clock speed meaning a 1.6% advantage on average for Intel over AMD on clock for clock performance. That is hardly anything and with the K8L out before 64-bit becomes more mainstream Intel will have to come up with a core revision with 64-bit Macrofusion to keep the lead, otherwise they'll be more even than they have even been.
     
  20. Cheap Mod Wannabe

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    Oh which series? Just Core2duo or previuos too? AMD also?

    Please enlighten me sir. :geek:
     
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