Intel's Barcelona Killer?

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cola65

After reading the article about heat on the quad core home setup, I'm wondering how much heat the new procs will generate and what the recommended cooling solution will be. I guess I'll need to price a window unit for the computer room.

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pizzadox

I'm guessing socket LGA775 1333mhz and 45nm motherboard support?

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lurinstar

dumb question but i just converted from amd what is the socket going to be for these chips

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ghot

I like the way AMD "thinks" better than the way Intel "thinks" concerning chip architecture.....

So, your' mission, should you choose to accept it is to somehow light a fire under AMD's ......fabs? I have the sneaking suspicion that AMD's next CPU is going to be extra special, architecture wise. I just know they'll work faster if you give them a call!

Ty in advance :)

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linuxcrazy

At most the performance gain is about 10%-30%, the biggest leap being the Divx encode which is near 100%.


Of course that can change if more apps go multithreaded......

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tau_zero

hmm... So it's clear that Penryn is going to kill conroe at stock speeds, BUT... im curious as to how penryn will Overclock, and whether or not it will beat conroe in overclocking.

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dc10ten

I would think penryn would have more potential being on a 45nm process. I wouldn't think there would be any reason for it not to at least match the conroe for overclocking.

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simple_inhibition

i have no doubt that penryn will overclock just as well as conroe but conroe started at a 266mhz x 4 fsb compared to penryns 333mhz x 4 fsb. the question is will the new P35 chipsets allow for more overclocking headroom than current P965 based motherboards can reach? (around 500mhz x4)

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blackzarg

Yup, most positive (and detailed) preview info I've seen so far.

And.

GASP! the word fanboy was used! ;-)

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Mr E

This is the best writeup I've seen so far on the Penryn processor benchmarks. I'm already mentally preparing to build a new PC in 2008. Mmmmm... 45nm processor...

Now more than ever we need AMD to make a comeback and hold Intel's feet to the fire. The faster AMD can catch up or surpass Intel, the sooner we'll get these higher power processors into our systems.

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