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Old 04-18-2009, 11:54 PM   #11
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oops lol, fixed
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Old 04-19-2009, 01:06 AM   #12
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Get an AMD phenom II, just felt like saying that :P
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Old 04-19-2009, 01:17 AM   #13
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i thought that intel said that 6-8 cores on a die decreases performance because of lack of memory bandwith (or something) and way too much heat.. but i guess there pursing mainstream double socket motherboards to achieve 8 cores
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Old 04-19-2009, 01:21 AM   #14
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AMD Announces 6 And 12-core Opterons
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Old 04-19-2009, 01:31 AM   #15
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you cant put 8 cores on one die without severe performance decreases. even 6 core is pretty much impossible without a huge ass L2 cache, i mean look at intels quad core, they have 12mb cache on there quads. imagine how expensive it would be to accomidate the cache for 2 more cores? dual socket makes alot more sense, and much more marketable



http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...rt-3,1770.html


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Old 04-19-2009, 06:39 AM   #16
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Phenom II 940

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Old 04-19-2009, 11:31 AM   #17
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I'm a AMD fan boy but I kilked quad because I like more cores.

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Phenom II 940 + Water Cooling= Epic Performance and my next upgrade
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:49 AM   #19
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PII 940 or..
the triple core 920...

But seriously...
...at this point I would say Quad Core although I am reluctant to recommend the C2Q. I think that if you're getting a whole new build just spend some more on the cheaper i7 and make it last you longer. Although differences between the i7 and the C2Q are little to none right now, I can guarantee you programmers are already looking for a way to fully utilize the capabilities of the i7. However, if the money really is a factor, you have pretty much no choice but to go with the C2Q.

And AR, AMD does RULE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Phenom II 940 + Water Cooling= Epic Performance and my next upgrade
im scared to go water cooling, if something happens, their goes my $554 GPU, their goes my mobo, their goes my cpu, possibly even the PSU
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