quote: Quad SLI has never really reached it's potential, with performance still lower than 7900 GTX SLI in quite a few games
quote: you can darn well guarantee they'll support Core 2 platforms as well
quote: Of course, you can't fit four of the top-end GPUs in any motherboard right now anyway, since they are all two slot GPU designs and there isn't enough backpanel space...
quote: What's scary is that QX6700 chips overclock to 3.2 GHz and beyond with ease, so Intel can release a faster quad core chip any time they feel the need
quote: You mean QSLI with a single MCP...but the QuadFX platform runs dual MCPs. I know of no other example of this...
quote: Except that for C2D they won't have the HT connections for the dual MCPs...
quote: Well, something like 4x880GTX (all single slot) would work just fine...
quote: Interesting...what temperature would that be at on Intel's HSFs?
quote: The 680i system basically has two similar chips
quote: On a C2D system, you only need the HT link between the SPP and the MCP
quote: The Quad FX's 500W+ of power usage gives Intel a lot of flexiblity to increase their TDP if necessary
quote: Maybe you should visit Xtremesystems
quote: FX74 is HOTTER than any Intel product now
quote: AMD uses an uncalibrated sensor on the case of their chip. Intel uses calibrated digital sensors in the hottest parts of the chips
You need to keep up on your reading...AMD has been using their DTS (Digital Thermal Sensors) calibrated on the hottest part of the chips for several years now...
quote: In Rev F chips from AMD, the reported temperature also seems to be quite accurate, but from different reports and white papers I've seen, the CPU leaves the factory without having the DTS properly calibrated. AMD claims it could have an accuracy range of ±14ºC. The only thing I've noticed is some older AMD CPUs either have a very large delta between two cores or sometimes give some really low temperature readings.
quote: Dont forget that a mainstream OEM like gateway is selling Warrantied overclocked kentsfield at 3.2ghz
quote: if you use a stock HSF at 3.2GHz on a Kentsfield under load, you'll melt the board!
quote: Oh please. Taking pot shots is beneath you.
quote: The stock Intel heatsinks suck and you aren't going to be running 3.anything GHz for any amount of time with Kentsfield.
quote: You really shoudn't be running HDDs over usb if you can't help it, esp. 3.5"
quote: Instead of so many damn PCIe 16x ports perhaps having more DIMM sockets would help, too.
quote: Pricing of Athlon 64 FX-70 series start at $599 for a pair of FX-72’s