Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 9 Oct 2009.
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?
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
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
You love it!
...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
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)
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.
Is it worth $40ish more for the Phenom II X4 810? You're just getting L3 cache, as far as I can see.
So the gaming PC's are quads, because they are GPU not CPU limited?
Thx for the fast answer
I'd get the 720 Black Edition personally.
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.
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!!)..
Well, 1333 or 1600! Or, just 1600 haha CL9-8-7-6?
What about the Athlon II X3 425 that YoYoTech are advertising for Â£37?
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