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News Wolfdale versus Core 2 Duo

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by The_Pope, 19 Apr 2007.

  1. The_Pope

    The_Pope Geoff Richards Super Moderator

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    Wolfdale is looking very nice.

    Its Socket 775 I guess, with DDR2 or what?
     
  3. chrisuk

    chrisuk New Member

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    From what I remember they are pin compatible with Core 2 Duo, so all that should be needed is a BIOS update.....I could be totally off mind you!

    There looking pretty good though, will def have to consider when I finally decide to part with my hard earned cash for a new rig.
     
  4. mclean007

    mclean007 Officious Bystander

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    Yes, socket 775 with DDR2. They should be compatible with current chipsets, subject to BIOS updates.

    Were the processors in this demo identically clocked, or was the Wolfdale clocked higer and/or on a 1333 FSB with the Conroe on 1066?
     
  5. Tim S

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    They'll also be supported by Bearlake, too.
     
  6. Dr. Strangelove

    Dr. Strangelove New Member

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    How can you even ask such a silly question?? Naturally we want you to get a few into your hardware testing dungeon, and test it till it sweats :D
     
  7. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    after you guys test it i will see if i buy it or not.
     
  8. JaredC01

    JaredC01 Hardware Nut

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    After the new AMD's come out to compete with the new intel, at that point I will decide which processor to buy... :)
     
  9. wafflesomd

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    Here's useful thought.

    Lets start actually writing software that actually takes use of multiple cores!

    Sheesh, almost nothing, is multi threaded yet.
     
  10. Dr. Strangelove

    Dr. Strangelove New Member

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    careful that's a big nono, Intel and AMD sure don't want us to figure that one out cause then why would we buy the 16 cores slapped in one package deal CPU?

    You are naturally completely correct, I would say dual core (or dual CPU) is great (yeah you can alt-tab out of games without having to wait 5min), 4+ cores who needs them? (apart from specific server programs made to use multiple cores)
     
  11. mclean007

    mclean007 Officious Bystander

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    Agreed, quad core has very little application on a consumer desktop at this stage. Yeah you may be able to encode Xvid, run a virus scan, run a Photoshop batch conversion and play SupCom all at the same time, but who really does that? Until games like Alan Wake, that really take advantage of multicore, come out, dual core is ample for 99% of home users and quads should stay where they belong - workstation and server rigs.
     
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