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New Wolfdale Processor Stepping: Core 2 Duo E8600 Review

Started by: Sebu | Date 07/28/08 11:11:01 AM
Comments: 105 | Last Comment:  09/02/16 03:47:21 AM

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NICE! These should outclass those crappy X3s
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/28/08 12:06:41 PM]
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yeah, twice the price(and still need to get a really good cooler)
4 times more power use( not only you happy but also the power company)
but yeah you have now more power you'll ever need(watch those cores being idle)
so it is true,Intel inside, 1D10t... outside
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/29/08 09:38:04 PM]
are you on crack or something?!? Intel's 45nm are far more energy efficient than the Phenoms.. even those X3s are like Pentiums on steroids!
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/30/08 05:03:21 AM]
probably just a fanboy farting up on his Phenoms...
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/30/08 05:04:40 AM]
yeah right, 231watt at full load, against 65W
perhaps you should read the review first morons
atleast that proves the Intel Idiot remark
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/30/08 07:45:26 AM]
moron... they're overclocked stupid... what do you expect?!? compare AMD's 65nm phenom on stock against Intel's 45nm on stock and AMD's offering will look like they're fresh from the netburst fiasco!!!
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/30/08 10:28:01 PM]
hey fanboy... get it thru your head! its all over the net... 45nm intel chips are more energy efficient than AMD's 65nm crappy phenoms!!! these days they're the new pentiums on netburst! IDIOT!
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/30/08 10:41:23 PM]

Yorkfield is 65nm, they're not going to be releasing any new steppings for it.

Did you try using 95C Tjunction max? Most people agree it is more likely correct then 105C for the 45nm C2Ds.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/28/08 12:19:14 PM]

Mythos supreme commander barely takes advantage of dual core let alone quad. Do your research.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/29/08 08:14:06 PM]
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Grant, I have to disagree. You should do your research. Almost everyone knows the SC can take advantage of multiple cores.

"Supreme Commander is a popular RTS (Real Time Strategy) title that can be very CPU dependent ... ability to utilize more than two cores"

"Dual Core and Performance - Supreme Commander will utilize your dual and quad core processor natively and automatically. Running a dual or quad core processor is one of the best ways to improve performance in Supreme Commander."

interesting reading
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/30/08 09:30:01 AM]
SupCom definitely takes advantage of dual core machines, but doesn't really scale too well beyond that. You only get another ten to twenty percent going from dual -> quad. This is because SupCom only has two main threads - the simulation and render threads. The remaining threads (sound, network, input, IIRC) are pretty minor in terms of CPU usage compared to the big two.

While it is possible to scale discrete event simulations (which is what SupCom's simulation engine is, at heart) across multiple threads, it's far more complicated than single-threaded simulation and presumably wasn't worth the time investment.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/31/08 12:19:31 AM]

Thanks for the great read, this will be next CPU!
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/30/08 05:03:00 PM]

Hi, could you redo your overclocking tests using large FFTs instead of small?
0 0 [Posted by: Cain  | Date: 08/28/08 01:40:24 AM]


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