quote: And even though we will migrate to 64 bit one way or the other, with Vista 64 bit NOT exactly the best, I will say that the memory argument is not yet valid for some time, and so, AMD for the winner.
quote: 4x4 uses ccNUMA. Which is crap.
quote: Xeons do not support NUMA, 4x4 does.
quote: Exactly. A good example of NUMA performance can be seen here:
quote: I don't think you know what you are talking about.
quote: Secondly, Quad FX platform is often slower than the regular Socket AM2 system with a single CPU because of the higher memory subsystem latency. NUMA technology that proved highly efficient in servers turned out to do more harm than good in the desktop space.
quote: This is meant for a home user?
quote: Nope, this is meant for those fanatic know as hardcore gamers. The kind of people who would sell both their grandmothers (if they haven't already) and their manhood to get a 5% FPS increase. But I completely agree with the rest of your post.
quote: gaming performance on the 4x4 will not be any better than an equivently clocked AM2 dual core.
quote: Also will this board work with regular ddr2 ram, or will it require fb-dimms
quote: Are these prices for the pair
$999/1132/1500 -> FX-70/72/74
Also will this board work with regular ddr2 ram, or will it require fb-dimms
quote: AMD has the superior platform. AMD's 4x4 can regulate individual voltages and speeds per core. Must more efficient and stable.
quote: K8L has a few other highlights, including dynamic powering of sections of the processor -- a page taken straight out of Intel's Yonah playbook.