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Twin Castle: "dual front side bus"

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August 11, 2004 2:33:15 PM

Intel appears to have understood the limitations of using a shared front side bus in multiprocessor configurations... Hopefully. Look:
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Twin Castle will support <b>dual front side buses</b>, DDR2-400 memory, EM64T, PCI Express and direct connect storage components. The "Cranford" chip will target the value end of the four way market.

From the <A HREF="http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=17802" target="_new">Inquirer</A>...

Hopefully, the dual core chips get the opportunity to use either a faster FSB or a dual FSB.
August 11, 2004 3:10:16 PM

I think you're reading this wrong.. this doesn't sound any different to me than any other SMP capable chipset from intel. It just means twincasttle will support up to two CPU's (hence, two fsb's), just like current 2 way xeon chipsets. I didn't read point-to-point in it though, so I assume its still shared. If not, it can't be compatible with current the current AGTL+ based bus, and I've not read anything on a new bus from intel.

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August 11, 2004 7:18:52 PM

im not an authority to comment on this. But i will laugh at how ever has got it wrong.

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August 11, 2004 8:00:57 PM

Hm, it is likely that I was wrong, you could laugh at me. :smile:

However, since Intel coming up with better products would benefit us, I don't see any reason to laugh...
August 11, 2004 8:18:48 PM

So both Mephisto and I can laugh at you then ?
:D 

Anyway, I don't think there is anyone to laugh at really, I'm not 100% positive about this either, there is not a lot of information. And I sure as hell have read more stupid things around here

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August 11, 2004 8:33:37 PM

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there is not a lot of information. And I sure as hell have read more stupid things around here

Wasn't it einstein who was revolted about there being a limit to intelligence, but not to stupidity? :lol: 
August 12, 2004 12:23:20 AM

Out of curiousity meph, what's your rig setup?

AMD 64 3400+
MSI K8N Neo Platinum
1 GB Kingston HyperX PC3200
ATI AIW 9600XT
WD Raptor 74GB
August 12, 2004 12:31:14 AM

Duh, he has dual 933 p3s. Only seen that a few hundred times.
August 12, 2004 12:59:23 AM

I think the inquirer have srew it.<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by juin on 08/11/04 09:02 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
August 12, 2004 4:37:19 PM

Hm, exactly... It's a dual p3 933Mhz on a CUV4X-D with only 256MB PC133 SDRAM... With a GF4 Ti4200 (128MB version) and two hard drives. Loud as hell.

My next computer, if the earth doesn't stop spinning, should be an A64 3500+... I'll make sure I get a quiet, well designed and more balanced rig this time.
August 12, 2004 5:15:19 PM

Quiet, well designed, and balacned? That is insane. Who would want a computer like that?
Oh, wait...everyone.

I got my fingers crossed so the earth wont stop spinning for ya.

What do you call a group of midgets? A pack, gaggle, a pride, or maybe just a murder?
August 12, 2004 7:01:18 PM

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I'll make sure I get a quiet, well designed and more balanced rig this time.

Good luck! Quiet <i>and</i> optimally performing is <i>damn</i> expensive. (Though if you don't mind voiding a few warranties in the process, it does get cheaper.)

I'm just happy to maintain a medium performer that's reasonably quiet. If I had that ellusive thing called a disposable income I'd make mine a lot more silent. I can't say that I really care about top performance at the moment though, not in light of the component prices, electricity cost, and heat output involved. Maybe I'll change my mind around XMas. Money moves more freely <i>and</i> it's cold then. ;) 

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