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XyZspineZyX
09-26-2003, 02:02 PM
With a good heatsink it overclocks stable at 2.35 gigs. In a specialized Kyrotech-like case, at -38F http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif, it goes to 2.9gigs; complete stability at 2.8. Unfortunately they did not possess the necessary adapter to test the P4.

Its highly scalable and proportion of increase in performance is excellent. Here is a couple of quotes: "Amazing, mind blowing performance isn't it? Will Prescott's 16 KB L1 cache and 1 MB L2 cache do more than the Pentium 4 EE's 2 MB L3 cache seems to do here? If it does not, a 4.5 GHz Prescott could be necessary to rival a possible 2.8 GHz Athlon 64 FX." " However, the future remains a mystery, as several game developers (Aquanox, Doom III, Half-life 2) indicate that games could benefit much more from Hyperthreading, and Prescott is said to have an improved implementation of HT..."

This goes to the gaming tests: http://www.aceshardware.com/read.jsp?id=60000270

XyZspineZyX
09-26-2003, 02:02 PM
With a good heatsink it overclocks stable at 2.35 gigs. In a specialized Kyrotech-like case, at -38F http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif, it goes to 2.9gigs; complete stability at 2.8. Unfortunately they did not possess the necessary adapter to test the P4.

Its highly scalable and proportion of increase in performance is excellent. Here is a couple of quotes: "Amazing, mind blowing performance isn't it? Will Prescott's 16 KB L1 cache and 1 MB L2 cache do more than the Pentium 4 EE's 2 MB L3 cache seems to do here? If it does not, a 4.5 GHz Prescott could be necessary to rival a possible 2.8 GHz Athlon 64 FX." " However, the future remains a mystery, as several game developers (Aquanox, Doom III, Half-life 2) indicate that games could benefit much more from Hyperthreading, and Prescott is said to have an improved implementation of HT..."

This goes to the gaming tests: http://www.aceshardware.com/read.jsp?id=60000270

XyZspineZyX
09-27-2003, 04:34 PM
The Alienware site has released a gaming computer that features the Athlon 64 2.2ghz FX processor. The price is steep($800.00 processor, $450 per gig of registered RAM, $250.00 Motherboard)

When the prices drop this will be a more popular system. Currently to get this system you have to shell out about $4,000.00 bare bones. If you start to add drives and more memory then your are talking close to $5,000.00. I say if you want this processor wait till March of next year when prices drop and more software is ready to take advantage of the true power that this offers. Of course the P4 EE will be out and the choices will drive prices into a more realitic range.

The interesting thing is the current top line 32bit processors and great memory runs the current top juice suckers just fine right now! I mean is getting 80 fps vs 60 fps worth $800. not to me.

It will be really interesting to see how developers will push the graphics side of things over the next few years and how long that remains the case.



Message Edited on 09/27/0308:39AM by BlackPhenix