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Are there any quad core q6600 motherboards? only find dual quad xeon!

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July 10, 2007 6:20:37 PM

I'm interested in building a dual quad-core system. 2 x Intel Q6600 CPUS @ 3.0 GHz.

When I use Newegg + others I only find dual motherboards for Xeon CPUs. Did any manufacturer put together a dual Quad-core Q6600?? Or am I missing something?

By the way it's impossible to do a search on dual motherborads these days. Everything's dual: LAN ports, cores, graphic cards, screens...

Thanks!!
July 10, 2007 6:55:20 PM

I'm not aware of any current consumer motherboards that allow for 2 cpus on an Intel platform. If you're going to actually need 8 cores, you'd have to be building a high end professional workstation, where you'd probably be better off with a server board anyway.
July 10, 2007 7:22:12 PM

Yes I need 8 cores. My rendertime is 48h + / image, which would be reduced to 4h with all those cores thinking for me.
I could buy a 8-core mac pro, and have considered it, but it's more expensive than building your own, as you pay for a lot of bundled software including os X. So...
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July 10, 2007 7:28:01 PM

server board + Dual Quad-core xeons, that's your answer. Xeon is just the name for the Core 2 Duo chips for servers, the difference is that they are handpicked upon production to get the most stable, "better" products for servers and the rest for desktops.

TYAN S5372G2NR-LC Dual Socket 771 Intel 5000V SSI CEB Server Motherboard - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Xeon E5320 Clovertown 1.86GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache Socket 771 Active or 1U Processor - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(You could always look for a faster CPU)
July 10, 2007 7:34:53 PM

Ok thanks guys. I'm going over to Xeon then. Any my money goes xeeooon gone. well I'll check the prices. Thanks again!
July 10, 2007 8:43:47 PM

btw are you sure that the rendering software you're using can utilize multiple cores? Emp brings up a good point with looking for a faster cpu, what's your current setup specs?
July 10, 2007 8:46:00 PM

you might want to wait untill july 22nd.
July 10, 2007 8:57:17 PM

gossen said:
I'm interested in building a dual quad-core system. 2 x Intel Q6600 CPUS @ 3.0 GHz.

When I use Newegg + others I only find dual motherboards for Xeon CPUs. Did any manufacturer put together a dual Quad-core Q6600?? Or am I missing something?

By the way it's impossible to do a search on dual motherborads these days. Everything's dual: LAN ports, cores, graphic cards, screens...

Thanks!!
Well I hear a lot of talk, but I don't think it will be available soon enough, or at all for that matter.
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"Skulltrail"

Building on the success of their recently launched QX6800 processor, Intel also unveiled Skulltrail. Does anyone care what the technology is when the codename is that cool? Everyone? Ok then! Think AMD QuadFX, but for Intel Quad-Core processors. Yes, 8-Cores in your own personal rig, without it being a Xeon!

Current Q6600/Q6700 processor are not dual-socket capable, like high-end Xeons. Intel hasn't confirmed that the QX6800 processor is at this point, but it's assumed to be since they directly wrapped it into their announcement. This is bad for those who want to "low-end" Quad-Core processors to throw in their machines, but it's the same way with AMD and their FX-74 processors. Be prepared to open your wallet should you want an 8-core system.


http://techgage.com/article/beijing_idf_07_penryn_teraf...

July 11, 2007 8:48:09 PM

mapex said:
btw are you sure that the rendering software you're using can utilize multiple cores? Emp brings up a good point with looking for a faster cpu, what's your current setup specs?


Yes! I render interior scenes w/ natural daylight, blurred reflections in parquet flooring etc. It's in Maxwell. If you don't know about it and you do render, this'll change your perspective!

There's a benchmarking site for it: the 8-core Macs are in the lead with 13 min./scene.
My old P4 would do the same scene in 4 hours! So the new 8-core machines are about 20 times faster!!
:pt1cable: 

http://www.benchwell.com/
July 11, 2007 9:06:34 PM

SuicideSilence said:
you might want to wait untill july 22nd.


Why? Is there a buy-1-get-1-free sale on Xeons then? ;) 
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