Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Sep 2006 18:01 UTC
Intel Intel's first quad-core processor 'Kentsfield' has found its way into the Tom's Hardware test lab. Weeks before Intel will provide evaluation processors to the press, Tom's Hardware was able to obtain a qualification sample: The chip was sent through the test parcours, showing impressive performance.
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by shotsman on Sun 10th Sep 2006 19:15 UTC
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So the real results won't be release until tomorrow.
Big deal.

It would be interesting to see the results of a becnchmark between a TWIN Dual Core CPU System and the 4 Core system.
This way we better evaluate the real performqance of these beasts.
If I were in Intel Marketing, I would NOT be pushing these CPU's at Desktop vendors. If My suspicions are correct there is going to have to be a lost of Motherboard resdesign to get the best out of these in many application scenaros.
At the moment the Server end of the market is ideal for these chips.
I do wonder about the whole intel architecture and if it going to be a bit shackled by the associated chipset and its limitation when compared to the AMD Hyperchannel architecture.
I get the impression that the AMD way of getting data to/from the CPU has just a little bit more scalability than the Intel Way.
IF you can't keep the CPU's busy then the overall performance gain will be somewhat limited.
Just my 0.2ariary worth

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