View Full Version : getting excited about kentsfield!
10-18-06, 06:14 PM
after reading this article from the november 2006 issue of CPU magazine, i felt like i had to share my excitement with the rest of you (nana2)
10-18-06, 06:20 PM
interesting... wish they would have given us some benchmark numbers.
10-18-06, 06:23 PM
i know, but just knowing that it is capable of running four instances of prime95 and watching dvd w/ progs eating memory up in the background and still have 10% of the resources to spare, this is one killer cpu
10-18-06, 07:07 PM
i know, but just knowing that it is capable of running four instances of prime95 and watching dvd w/ progs eating memory up in the background and still have 10% of the resources to spare, this is one killer cpuWhy go you think that? To me it just means that prime95 is unable to stress test that cpu properly if each instance doesn't take 100% of its assigned core.
10-18-06, 07:10 PM
10-18-06, 08:42 PM
Why do you think that? To me it just means that prime95 is unable to stress test that cpu properly if each instance doesn't take 100% of its assigned core.
well run prime95 on your sempron, just a single instance, it will cripple your cpu period. now take a core 2 duo or amd x2, run prime95 in 2 instances for each core, computer again cripled. in the article they are running 4 instances for each core, watching a dvd and having idle programs eat up memory, if that doesn't put you in awe i don't know what will
10-18-06, 10:18 PM
:tiki: Kentsfield sounds freaking awesome!!!
10-19-06, 10:33 AM
I can't wait until I can buy a >=$100 quad core chip. Until then, I'm forced to drool over the top end chips :P
10-19-06, 12:58 PM
Is that when this thing comes out? holy smokes if it does I am getting it, forget Core 2 Duo Extreme:lol:
Lol. Getting rid of your core 2 chips already? Looks like there will be loads of bargains for me on the bay.
10-19-06, 02:30 PM
I want one...
10-19-06, 10:38 PM
Curious, isn't Kentsfield going to be an Extreme processor when it launches? I know there are no official word on price but I thought I read that some where. I looking to buy a Core 2 Duo but if in November there is a $300 Core 2 Quad then I might wait. Anyone got any news they might know or at least rumors that could direct me? Thanks.
So I take it a current dual core motherboard would not work with a Kentsfield? I am so itching for a new PC with a lot of games I want to play coming out (currently using an old AGP system).
10-20-06, 07:04 AM
someone posted kentsfield pricing around here, i guess there are only two chips, one for 899 - 2.6ghz and the top end for 1000 - 3.0ghz.
as far as using current mobos, i believe the kentsfield is using the same layout as the core 2 duo, atleast that's what i'm getting from the people that are testing out the engy samples. probably just a matter of a bios upgrade, much like going from amd64 -> amdx2
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