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Old 04-29-2011, 11:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Six Core?

No one talks about it as its overkill. 90% of applications don;'t use more than 2 cores anyway, so 6 is just wasted money.

Thoses are 1366 sockets whyich are being replaced at the end/start of the year. The 990x is new this year btw

Soul went from a $1300 980x to a 2600k at a 3rd the price and a small bit of performance gain in 50% of things he does. So its not smart to shell out 1000 bucks more.

Xeons are "server" chips in that you can run multiple cpus on 1 board, and are usually better chips... and cost more.

The hex cores are just not worth the performance gain the average person does.
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