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News Nehalem details spill through the Tubes

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 3 Dec 2007.

  1. Sparrowhawk

    Sparrowhawk Wetsander

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    I'm sure Tim will show us the way, when the info becomes available.
    Or when he climbs out from under a pile of NDAs. :worried:
     
  2. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    can i ask 1 question:
    for a processor that's already say, quad core, would HT technology speed up or slow down games which usually only require 2 cores or even less to run (namely Crysis)

    since 4 cores isn't really being used at all, so i can't get my head around the fact that splitting 1 physical core into 2 logical threads can speed up non-multi-threaded or semi-multi-threaded games.
     
  3. leexgx

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

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    in most cases HT hurts games, programs must be HT aware or you have 2 threads running on 1 cpu performace would suffer

    , HT is good for projects like bionic or folding@home but the gains are small,

    doing video converting benerfit the Best from HT
     
  4. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    I'm not a fan of SLI so I don't care if they make you pay more


    I'll admit tri-SLI looks killer
     
  5. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    i notice now that there are in fact 3 sockets..... 1567 pins, 1366 pins and 1160 pins.......
     
  6. Gravemind123

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    Sort of like the 940, 754 and 939 thing AMD had going back in the day I guess.
     
  7. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    three sockets? you've gotta be ****ing me. i was so happy with intel for sticking with 775 for so long, it made buying a processor really worry-free. oh well, maybe amd will be a real competitor by the time all this comes out.
     
  8. Brooxy

    Brooxy Like a boss (but not a boss)

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    The one with the best performance?
     
  9. DarkLord7854

    DarkLord7854 New Member

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    Looking more for cheap but powerful mmmm (i.e. overclocking :p)
     
  10. Amon

    Amon inch-perfect

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    Holy f**k, Batman!
     
  11. Kurayamino

    Kurayamino As long as the Raven flies

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    The way I understood is that one of the 3 socket types will be a mobile socket, then 2 desktop processors. I could be wrong though!
     
  12. Guest-16

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    I don't think it will happen, or, at least not easily - from the looks Intel might be wanting to "condition" the situation for enthuisats and overclockers.
     
  13. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    Looks like AMD's window is starting to open again, lets hope they pull a rabit before i need to upgrade my 939 board so i don't have to get on the mobo/cpu merry-go-round.
     
  14. DarkLord7854

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    i.e. charge lots?

    Guess I'll be building my first AMD machine..
     
  15. Guest-16

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    Putting my "Intel is in the lead and is a large corporate company" hat on, yes.

    Putting my "Intel won't want to screw up its position with enthusiasts who are a small niche and will make a lot of money anyway" hat on, no.
     
  16. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    the thing that strikes me is that if AMD has a unified socket (AM2) and has the memory controller and all of that stuff, why not intel?
     
  17. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    If I understood correctly, that is one of the things that this refresh will bring, along with an on-CPU GPU (eek)

    Whilst on one had it is good having it all in one chip, it does make upgrading a little harder. I hope they don't make overclocking a bitch, although I suppose it will help AMD a bit.
     
  18. Gravemind123

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    They can't overprice things too much, because not everyone is going to pay through the nose for a bit higher performance. 4 cores with hyperthreading is useless in gaming anyway, so unless it is much better clock for clock then Core2, I can't see it being a viable upgrade for most gamers. I'd definitely buy AMD if Intel limited overclocking and raised prices. Even if they just limited overclocking really. What's the fun if you can't tweak your hardware?
     
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