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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2007-09-06 18:01
  Subject:   CPU Wars, Episode 2: Intel strikes back.
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Intel takes a shot at AMD with the new 4-core "Tigerton" CPU, and a dual-CPU mobo for hardcore V8 action. (Sadly, they're still using slow-ass RAM. At least the 2.6 GHz version has a TDP of 80W though.)

http://www.pcper.com/article.php?type=expert&aid=412
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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2007-09-07 03:12 (UTC)
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Oh, it's worse than that. 80 watts per package. And with core voltages hovering around 2 volts or slightly less, well, you can do the math on how much current that is...

The Buff is going to have liquid cooling, for sure - CPU and GPU. Probably not water though; maybe acetone or alcohol.
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  User: nickhalfasleep
  Date: 2007-09-07 02:37 (UTC)
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I wonder how well AMD & Intel compare at how "idle" these multi-cores can go, and if it can idle nice and low. What I'd like in a beast is in knowing when I wasn't flogging it the whole thing doesn't burn the house down.
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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2007-09-07 03:10 (UTC)
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I am talking completely out my ass here, but my understanding is that right now, AMD beats the pants off Intel when it comes to the "shut down unused cores" thing.
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  User: jigenm4c
  Date: 2007-09-08 06:55 (UTC)
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That's disappointing that they're sticking with DDR2. DDR3's out and it's 1066MHz RAM. I think they're doing a 1200MHz version of the RAM as well, but you could probably fry an egg on those.

I wonder how well it will perform with Java?
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