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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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.
<pre><b><font color=red>"Build a man a fire and he's warm for the rest of the evening.
Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life." - Steve Taylor</font color=red></b></pre><p>