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50W Quad Core Xeon announced

Post by kentc » Tue Mar 13, 2007 5:05 am

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Post by NeilBlanchard » Tue Mar 13, 2007 4:13 pm

Hello,

Notice that this Intel "quad core" is actually two dual cores (dual dual cores?) on a single substrate; whereas the AMD Barcelona is a single piece of silicon. Communications between the cores via Hypertranport is better on the AMD, too.

50watts is impressive -- but is it a "true" maximum, or an "average" number?
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Post by =assassin= » Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:47 am

Sounds interesting..... I'll be waiting for desktop quad cores to become cheap and low power though myself. If they're still able to use DDR2 RAM, I might consider an upgrade this time next year.

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Post by Aris » Sat Mar 17, 2007 8:42 am

ditto as above. show me a desktop chip with quad cores and a maximum thermal power of 50w, and i'll be impressed.

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Post by J. Sparrow » Sat Mar 17, 2007 12:02 pm

It's Intel, their TDP of 50 W probably refers to a turned-off PC :P

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Post by accord1999 » Sat Mar 17, 2007 9:20 pm

J. Sparrow wrote:It's Intel, their TDP of 50 W probably refers to a turned-off PC :P
Yonah would disagree with you, 31W TDP and only 25.4W measured power consumption.

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Post by nemo » Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:37 am

i am so waiting for a pricedrop in the desktop quads. drool.

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Post by Poodle » Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:42 pm

The Intel quads are quite hot running... Some guy at XS measured almost 800W with his C2Q SLI rigg. 500w+ with one gfx card and his uber psu had problems running it. This is overclocked of course. It's still quite amazing imo.
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Post by the_smell » Tue Mar 27, 2007 4:54 am

You have to ask why you need a system that moster-like in cases like that... Maybe I'm olnly jealous :lol:
I can run pretty much any modern game smoothly at 1920x1200 on my humble dual core, single (not cutting edge) graphics card system. Wouldn't like to think how loud that psu got at 800W!
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Post by J. Sparrow » Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:36 am

Quad cores are perfect to enter the top spots in the leaderboards of distributed computing projects ;)

There's always a way to use more power, I have no doubts our humble dual-cores will be rendered completely obsolete in just a few months.

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Post by Mariner » Tue Mar 27, 2007 12:18 pm

J. Sparrow wrote:Quad cores are perfect to enter the top spots in the leaderboards of distributed computing projects ;)
Unless PS3s or multi-GPU systems get there first! :wink:

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