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Intels 45 nm Penryns to be nicely priced

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September 25, 2007 8:46:56 PM
September 25, 2007 9:16:41 PM

W00t! Intel launches Penryn, and AMD launches....a 2.6Ghz Brisbane with an unlocked multiplier.
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September 26, 2007 2:29:23 AM

Drool....

Both Q9450 ($316) and E8500 ($266) are really affordable.

Q9450 - 2.66GHz - 12MB cache
E8500 - 3.16GHz - 6MB cache

I wonder which one will encode video faster and by how much.
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September 26, 2007 3:34:04 AM

AMD's new high end looks pretty screwed performance wise not price wise again... AMD will release its tricore and it should be enough to pull its self over the line against the E8X00's until intel counters amds tricore then their screwed in the mid end performance wise too.
now if only i had the money... aswell as an intel based computer....
September 26, 2007 4:17:02 AM

Aww crap, does that mean I should wait til jan to buy that Q9450 instead of a Q6600 next month!??! ARGH
Oh, btw, what current mobos can run the Q9450?
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September 26, 2007 4:54:22 AM

TMN02 said:
Aww crap, does that mean I should wait til jan to buy that Q9450 instead of a Q6600 next month!??! ARGH
Oh, btw, what current mobos can run the Q9450?


I would say any mobo using the P35 chipset. However, the yet to be released X38 chipset will be Intel's performance level chipset.
September 26, 2007 5:29:47 AM

all the current new chipsets will support them and so will the upcomming X38 and from what i know Nov 12th the Intel DX38BT Motherboards should be out.

September 26, 2007 6:51:00 AM

Also most Nvidia 650's and 680's will accept 45nm CPU's, however it's up to the mobo maker not just the chipset.
September 26, 2007 9:54:59 AM

buy a cheap CPU now, sell in jan and get a penryn or just settle with a Q6600.... Argh decisions decisions
September 26, 2007 10:16:58 AM

Just a word of warning.. well two warnings really.
1. Until you see pricing on intels web site take it with a pinch of salt (not saying those prices are wrong.. just saying)
2. That is price per 1000 units. I'd expect to pay between $50-$120 more depending on the processor and how popular it is.
I really hope those prices are true as even the E8200 is just fine for my upgrade from socket A (don't laugh, I'm poor!) hehe
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September 26, 2007 11:13:54 AM

very good for me , my motherbaords supports 45nm (Penryn) , :D  and that Q9450 looks very nice
September 26, 2007 12:27:03 PM

Those CPUs look damn nice. At this point I can't really see it worth selling my Q6600 and buying one when they come out. Figure on keeping the Q6600 for a few years, its a rock solid cpu and should be fine for a few years.
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September 26, 2007 12:54:13 PM

yes Q6600 is good for few years
September 26, 2007 1:51:04 PM

For the first review batch Penryn processers there wasn't much of a performance difference between the new Penryn CPU's. I guess time will tell.
September 26, 2007 2:15:26 PM

jaguarskx said:
Drool....

Both Q9450 ($316) and E8500 ($266) are really affordable.

Q9450 - 2.66GHz - 12MB cache
E8500 - 3.16GHz - 6MB cache

I wonder which one will encode video faster and by how much.


Won't be much of a contest... video encoding with most codecs is highly multithreaded, and the quad core should absolutely smoke through those tasks.
September 26, 2007 2:26:56 PM

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Penryn doesnt release till NOV 10 noob! :hello: 


Yeh, but Penryn will be Intel's next launch, while AMD launches this thing for enthusiast? :sarcastic: 
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September 27, 2007 2:18:04 AM

killer_roach said:
Won't be much of a contest... video encoding with most codecs is highly multithreaded, and the quad core should absolutely smoke through those tasks.



Not necessarily. I recall see preliminary benchmarks of a dual and quad core Penryn clocked at similar speeds using DivX 6.6a. A 5 minute DVD video was encoded by the dual core in 22 seconds, the quad core did it in 18 seconds. That's an 18% improvement.

In this case the E8500 is clocked 500MHz faster than the Q9450 so video benchmarks should be close. That's 15% increase in clockspeed. Of course it is also possible that the extra 6MB of cache can boost performance on the quad even more.

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September 27, 2007 2:19:45 AM

yomamafor1 said:
Yeh, but Penryn will be Intel's next launch, while AMD launches this thing for enthusiast? :sarcastic: 


Actually, those will be the Xeon CPUs. For mainstream desktops, those CPUs will not be launched until Q1 2008 from what I've read.
September 27, 2007 2:24:58 AM

yomamafor1 said:
Yeh, but Penryn will be Intel's next launch, while AMD launches this thing for enthusiast? :sarcastic: 


Don't forget that it's 500Mhz per core, there are twice as many cores with better and newer technology too.
September 27, 2007 8:36:17 AM

jaguarskx said:
Actually, those will be the Xeon CPUs. For mainstream desktops, those CPUs will not be launched until Q1 2008 from what I've read.


Yes, that's true.

I guess I was infuriated at AMD for their extremely poor marketing. Hyping enthusiasts with "Do you dare", only ended up with an unlocked 5000+, with no set delivery date, is simply poor marketing.

As for the misinformation, I apologize.
September 27, 2007 7:44:23 PM

but what wil the heating differeneces be from 65nm die to a 45 nm die...will the che chip using the same cooler lower the heat enough to use a quad in a small case? on stock
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