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Look at this.
this is a major die shrink. 1/3 less just about.
check out the wattages. OUCH! dont let your kids near that. the wattages went down a small amount. they really didnt get much help. even tom's said the wattage pre-claim didnt hold up any. The netburst needs to die, and well, yonah kills it finally. The difference from 130nm to 90nm for amd was remarkable. Some may show bench marks on other sites of a this difference or that in wattage and performance, but take into account the undervoltability (new word?) of 90nm and now newer Venice/manchester builds, you have to say that it is a rediculous difference in wattage at load and at idle. Probably preaching to the choir here, but really I am just reflecting. While I do that, reflect on this link, new Tomshardware.com review. Sometimes they do an ok job.
AM2 reviewed finally
I miss it when I used to go out and buy the latest best featured Intel motherboard and the best low wattage intel chip. I havent seen those days since my ever stable and quiet 1.2 ghz tualatin. (for a lower price mind you, there was always banias and dothan to consider if I was wealthy)
Didnt someone do some theoretical testing of Conroe and Merom and decide that current AMD processors would beat it performance wise? I read that somewhere on here. I hope it isnt true, I would hate for only AMD to have the good chips, that would make for stagnant things.
I want 64 cores with nanotubes to fit into the size of a half dollar with 32 megs cache and consume 12 watts of power.
make me that someone.
For now we can see that my 2 day away prediction was correct! But I thought I would be seeing 10% increases in some areas of performance, not 1-2% LESS. They say that ddr2 800 will provide matching performance.
Jeez, that's what will make me spend 1000 dollars on new board, chip and ram, getting the same performance as I do now.
Well, we know that it cant be that bad, I mean there must be some umpf in the chip. Well, maybe not. Maybe they am2 will just be the same price as 939 and it will be a lure to those who are building new to get it all ready for multi-core. The lower wattage chips are of course a nice thing to see, however, couldnt we do that with an undervoltable motherboard to probably the same degree? I mean, some guys on here get dual cores down below 34 degrees during usage.