yorkfield - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-13-2008, 09:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
disgruntled ex-moderator
 
Nagasama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: probably on the lake
Posts: 6,956
Default yorkfield

my buddy is coming home from Iraq soon and he wants me to build him a rig.
i want to either put a q6600 or a yorkfield quad. anypne know off the top of their head when the release date of the reasonably priced yorkfields, lol not the qx9650 lol lol, will be released. also, will the other yorkfields work in a 780i mobo?
he should be home by the beginning of summer. i would like to have it built and waiting for him when he returns.
thanks for the info!
__________________

__________________
"nagasama no longer drinks tecate, or streaks out of the night for anything, and he has a fine wife so he has no use for your girlfriend...she is safe..."
Nagasama is offline  
Old 02-13-2008, 10:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
veedubfreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 6,979
Default Re: yorkfield

Yorkfields will work in the 780i but not the 680i. Last i heard the yorkfields were having stability issues and thus had been pushed back. I havent yet seen a release date. I know they were scheduled for jan 20th, but we all see how that worked out.
__________________

__________________
Nothing to see here.
veedubfreak is offline  
Old 02-13-2008, 12:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
Self Proclaimed Immortal
 
hmammen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: lounge 146 (Euless TX)
Posts: 2,679
Send a message via AIM to hmammen Send a message via MSN to hmammen Send a message via Yahoo to hmammen
Default Re: yorkfield

780i mobo
QX9770(release date is late march i think)
or
QX9450(not sure on release)

some SLI goodness.
__________________

Posted from my Nexus7
hmammen is offline  
Old 02-13-2008, 01:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
Benevolent Cake Despot
 
Merkwürdigeliebe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Montreal, CANADA
Posts: 1,733
Default Re: yorkfield

I think I'm going to pass on the Yorkfield. Thing is, the Q9450 only has an 8x multiplier, you'd need to bump the FSB up to 500MHz just to get 4.0GHz frequency... which is highly unlikely. If you want those 4.0+GHz numbers we've been hearing about, you need a much higher multiplier, or over better, an unlocked one!

And as far as price goes, I'm not willing to spend anything beyond the price of a Q9450. Besides, my Q6600, for $250, can eat up any game I throw at it. I say go for the Q6600 and know that you can get it now and cheap.
__________________
|Intel Q6600 | 2GB Crucial Ballistix Tracers | XFX 8800GTS 512 | Gigabyte P35-DS3L | Antec 900 | Antec Neo 500 HE |
Merkwürdigeliebe is offline  
Old 02-13-2008, 01:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
veedubfreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 6,979
Default Re: yorkfield

Yep, i'm just going to stick to my q6600. By the time the yorkies are affordable, nehalem will be on the horizon, and will require a completely new build anyway.
__________________
Nothing to see here.
veedubfreak is offline  
Old 02-13-2008, 02:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
Ste
Do not Stare at my Avatar
 
Ste's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Upon Gleaning Infinity
Posts: 9,577
Send a message via MSN to Ste
Default Re: yorkfield

Why does he need a 780i when he can have an X38 board such as the Abit Quad GT for less and better stability.

Doesn't the 780i have the old southbridge from the 680i or something stupid like that?

Not to mention the fact that multi card setups still are not too great in the price to performence ratio..

heck, for 10$ more he can get this beast of a motherboard over a evga 780i.
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-X38-DQ6 LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Ultra Durable 2, Ultra Cooling Intel Motherboard - Retail
Ste is offline  
Old 02-13-2008, 03:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
disgruntled ex-moderator
 
Nagasama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: probably on the lake
Posts: 6,956
Default Re: yorkfield

well, the main reason for the 780i is that he wants me to SLI cards for him. as far as the price/performance...it really doesn't matter. he has been in iraq for over a year. he has puh-lenty of money to spend on it, and he wants a monster rig. plus, the 780i has the option of adding a 3rd video card.
as far as not using the x38 mobo, he wants multiple grafix cards, and i dont want to use ATi cards. i have limited experience with them, but enough to know that if i am going to build it, i am going to use nvidia cards. just easier for me .
yeah i read about the 780i differences between the 680i. there are not many.
are we sure that the 780i is less stable than the x38? i know the 680i was problematic.
probably will go with the q6600.
__________________
"nagasama no longer drinks tecate, or streaks out of the night for anything, and he has a fine wife so he has no use for your girlfriend...she is safe..."
Nagasama is offline  
Old 02-13-2008, 03:02 PM   #8 (permalink)
Ste
Do not Stare at my Avatar
 
Ste's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Upon Gleaning Infinity
Posts: 9,577
Send a message via MSN to Ste
Default Re: yorkfield

I would certainly try to talk him out of a multi card setup..

And if he insists then for for crossfire X2.

I don't know, Most X38 just "look" cooler..

I haven't read enough reviews on 780i's to really say.
Ste is offline  
Old 02-13-2008, 03:06 PM   #9 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
veedubfreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 6,979
Default Re: yorkfield

So far most of the 780is have been pretty stable. I alternate between here and the hardforums and quite a few people over ther have had 780i's since late december and i havent read of anyone having any of the issues that the 680i launch did.
__________________
Nothing to see here.
veedubfreak is offline  
Old 02-13-2008, 03:26 PM   #10 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Drizzt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Somewhere inbetween FL and NY
Posts: 3,187
Send a message via AIM to Drizzt
Default Re: yorkfield

Quote:
Originally Posted by nagasama View Post
well, the main reason for the 780i is that he wants me to SLI cards for him. as far as the price/performance...it really doesn't matter. he has been in iraq for over a year. he has puh-lenty of money to spend on it, and he wants a monster rig.
what cards will you sli? Some 9 series goodies?
__________________

__________________
CPU:Q6600 G0 @ 3.7Ghz (410x9 w/1.475v)
Motherboard:Asus P5E X38
Memory:2x2GB OCZ Reapers DDR2 1066
Graphics Card:GTX460 768MB @ 880/1760/2000
Hard Drive:2x WD Black 1TB
Power Supply:Xion 800W
Case:3DAurora
CPU cooling: H50
GPU cooling: Best Stock Cooling I Have Ever Had
Monitor:24" LG
Drizzt is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Yorkfield, Harpertown delayed because of bug Apokalipse Monitors, Printers and Peripherals 7 01-11-2008 11:10 AM
4.6ghz Yorkfield ...on air cooling :D gurusan System Upgrades 4 11-20-2007 01:55 PM
QX9650 (Yorkfield) is now available at newegg maroon1 New Systems | Building and Buying 9 11-14-2007 03:34 PM
Motherboard Compatibility for Wolfdale and Yorkfield Processors veg1992 New Systems | Building and Buying 0 10-29-2007 07:09 AM
Intel Yorkfield breaks seven world records maroon1 New Systems | Building and Buying 4 09-19-2007 03:49 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.