any idea when the quad core mobile stuff is coming out?
I'm going to be getting a laptop for college this summer, and it will probably be the only computer I'll have till I graduate so quad core would be nice. Oh well it looks like I miss it by a few months.
so looks like i have to wait till April for the price gouging to stop before i can pick up a quad...
Price gouging? Just exactly how cheap are do you expect quads to get? Intel and AMD both have affordable quads. I dont know what it is exactly that you're expecting?
im ready for the launch, I have a whole computer build right next to me, all togeather, because I just couldn't sit looking at those boxes, it has everything except for the processor. Im getting the e8500, and can't wait.
All these release rumors are making my life hard. I kinda want to move from my Opty 170 but I don't know which direction to go. 45nm is coming within a couple months. The nehalem rumors have me wanting to wait. Because they won't be on 775 correct. I just don't want to be stuck on a outdated platform again like I did with 939 but then again for as much as I upgrade it prob wouldn't matter. I still think my comp is a decent performer and I have used C2D rigs.
Sorry I'm just babbling now this is what I get for posting on no sleep.
Mainstream Penryn quad cores are going to launch in a few days.
Being that I'll be moving on from my K8 based rig (it's been a long time since I considered Intel), I'm having some issues understanding something about Penryn: Does the Q9450 still run with a FSB of 333, thereby calling for DDR2-667 RAM?
Also, is there a consensus on the best $100-$250 Penryn motherboard?
Divide 1333 in half you get 667. Run memory in dual channel mode at 667. But these should be great overclockers, you would OC the fsb to 1600 and run the memory at 800.
So the base FSB is 333mhz quad pumped. Some 1066 Tracers should do just fine with maxing out an overclock then.
Mines missing video and cpu. I think I can hold out the next few months... Q9450!