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Old 09-25-2006, 07:48 PM   #51
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Default Re: What makes the Athlon 64 so good?

Yeah, there aren't many multithreaded applications and games yet, so single-core processors won't be obsolete for a while.

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Old 09-25-2006, 08:33 PM   #52
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Default Re: What makes the Athlon 64 so good?

K8 is obselete, AMD has tweaked it as much as possible. They are going to need to go back to square one again. Now, before you argue with me. Think about what a K8 really is. I've said this many times, but i dont think you guys get it. Now, lets break it down.

What is the BIGGEST difference between a K7 and a K8?
Integrated Memory Controller.
Now, that's not the only thing AMD added to the K7 architecture. They also added longer pipelines, a few instruction tweaks here and there. And done! a K8.

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Old 09-28-2006, 11:35 PM   #53
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Default Re: What makes the Athlon 64 so good?

I'm pretty content with my current set up now. Doom3, UT2004, and Quake 4 all play fine at max rez.Core duo and Sli is in my future though.

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