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Blogs Lab Update: AMD Athlon II X4 620 and Lynnfield Memory

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 9 Oct 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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    ^^

    Looking forward to the memory insight and the Windows 7 article(s). As for the cheap quad core - I think it makes perfect sense - financially and... horrible term to use but (looks over both shoulders) future proofing?
     
  3. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    the memory article will be pretty interesting (although i just bought a load yesterday!!)

    as for the cheap quad im not entirely sure of the benefit of it but can see it being a big oem success
     
  4. Guest-16

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    Yea same, it's not looking overly wonderful in the benchmarks to be honest.

    Im running the memory now, it'll take me about a week of testing to do all the latencies and frequencies :(
     
  5. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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    You love it!
     
  6. Xir

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    ...this used to be a hot topic, not hearing a lot of it lately:

    for Gaming*, better a fast dualcore or a mediocre quad-core?

    (if answer=fast dual core, please reread "bittech buyers guide" and explain why the gaming pc's all are quad) :)

    *not folding, not surfing 20 websites and playing desktoptowerdefence on one...plain old gaming
     
  7. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    really interested in learning the age old question of latency vs speed for LGA1156 platform.

    whether it's better to run my Dominators at 1520 8-8-8-24 or 1900 9-10-10-28 (or something similar)
     
  8. Guest-16

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    Mhz before cores with gaming still. PCs must achieve a good overclock into high 3+Ghz before we consider taping on more cores. The PCs CPU scale according to workload, not gaming. Gaming is a standard factor that scales according to graphics card not CPU in our PCs. ;)
     
  9. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    Is it worth $40ish more for the Phenom II X4 810? You're just getting L3 cache, as far as I can see.
     
  10. Xir

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    So the gaming PC's are quads, because they are GPU not CPU limited?

    Thx for the fast answer :D

    Xir
     
  11. Guest-16

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    I'd get the 720 Black Edition personally.
     
  12. frontline

    frontline Punish Your Machine

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    Any chance of a similar guide for those of us using DDR3 on AM3 boards? I must admit that i'm completely confused regarding the benefits of running at 1066, 1333 or 1600 with the subsequent trade-off in latencies.
     
  13. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    Ignoring all other cpus; yes, the Athlon Quads are crippled due to their lack of L3 cache. (Based on reviews currently on the internet).

    As for the dual vs Quad arguement.

    My answer - Super fast Quad (core i7 920 @ 4ghz Cheesecake!!).. :p
     
  14. Guest-16

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    Well, 1333 or 1600! Or, just 1600 haha :p CL9-8-7-6?
     
  15. Geoff x

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    What about the Athlon II X3 425 that YoYoTech are advertising for £37?
     
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