quote: HardOCP throws itself on its sword with regularity to maintain its vision of quality reviews while other sites, such as BitTech, abandon [H]'s methods as being too expensive.
quote: Quite simply put, the AMD 4X4 system is using two times the power to achieve comparable multithreaded results.
quote: On the multitasking side, it is hard for us to see real world benefits of a Quad FX system when compared to an Intel Core 2 Quad.
quote: The Core 2 Extreme X6800 with its superior core clock speeds cleans up all of our gaming benchmarks , with the QX6700 and FX-74 a ways behind.
quote: What is even more disturbing is the power consumption of our Quad FX at idle. At idle it pulled more than 2X the amount of power needed for our Intel QX6700 system. The Quad FX was using 400 watts at idle! This alone is a enough to kill any but the best “550w” power supplies over time.Examining performance per watt, AMD’s Quad FX with FX-74 processors is an utter failure compared to an of Intel’s quad-core QX6700 systems.
quote: There is just no way to classify the AMD Quad FX as anything but expensive.
quote: If you are wanting to buy a quad-core machine now with no regards to upgrading to an octo-core platform later, you would be remiss to not invest in the Intel QX6700.The QX6700 is cheaper, uses much less power, and will give you marginally better performance. The Quad FX ain’t your momma’s PC.
quote: Feel free to have the last flame.